Seattle, WA 98101 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98101: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Seattle, WA 98101

Not Acceptable, USPS
Times Square, WA 98101

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.611, Longitude -122.333
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,651
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 10,909
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 10,233
    • Single Family Addresses: 676

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Seattle, WA 98101 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,827
Population in Households 13,773
Population in Familes 4,199
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,054
Population Density1 29,530
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $48,230
Average Household Income $90,299
Per Capita Income $62,664


Total Housing Units 11,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,755 (14.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,321 (70.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,754 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $515,163
Average Home Value $731,225


Total Households 10,076
Average Household Size 1.37
Family Households 1,886
Average Family Size 2
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 4.48% 4.42%
Households 4.52% 4.55%
Families 4.58% 5.21%
Median Household Income   4.89%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Seattle, WA 98101 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98101 to the other 581 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 199 66th
Population Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 140 76th
Median Household Income # 439 25th
Per Capita Income # 18 97th

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