Moses Lake, WA 98837 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98837: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Not Acceptable, USPS
Mae, WA 98837
Raugust, WA 98837
Wheeler, WA 98837

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,493
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,053
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 692
  • County: Grant County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.126, Longitude -119.296
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Moses Lake, WA 98837 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 41,935
Population in Households 41,256
Population in Familes 34,145
Population in Group Qrtrs 679
Population Density1 91
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 14,910
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 10,475
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,310 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,600 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,704 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $174,207
Average Home Value $210,250


Median Household Income $51,349
Average Household Income $65,344
Per Capita Income $23,522
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.75%
Households 0.8% 0.75%
Families 0.71% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Moses Lake, WA 98837 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98837 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 95th
Population Density1 # 315 46th
Diversity Index2 # 93 84th
Median Household Income # 318 46th
Per Capita Income # 419 29th

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