Seattle, WA 98146 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98146: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Seattle, WA 98146

Acceptable Alternative
Burien, WA 98146

Not Acceptable, USPS
Shorewood, WA 98146
White Center, WA 98146

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.501, Longitude -122.357
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 470
  • PO Box Addresses: 693
  • Residential Addresses: 10,522
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,274
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,248

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Seattle, WA 98146 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,106
Daytime Population: Workers 4,530
Daytime Population: Residents 14,793
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,323
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 28,786
Population in Familes 22,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 320
Population Density2 6,463
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $59,007
Average Household Income $81,233
Per Capita Income $29,885


Total Housing Units 11,059 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,372 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,201 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 486 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $345,362
Average Home Value $416,541


Total Households 10,573
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 6,854
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 1.63% 1.5%
Households 1.4% 1.37%
Families 1.45% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Seattle, WA 98146 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98146 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 94 84th
Population Density # 26 96th
Diversity Index # 29 95th
Median Household Income # 231 61st
Per Capita Income # 263 55th

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