Point Roberts, WA 98281 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98281: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Point Roberts, WA 98281

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Whatcom County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.992, Longitude -123.058
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 222
  • PO Box Addresses: 910
  • Residential Addresses: 1,465
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,465

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 98281 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 98281 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Point Roberts, WA 98281 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 1,508
Population in Households 1,508
Population in Familes 1,086
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 309
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $62,214
Average Household Income $98,293
Per Capita Income $50,190


Total Housing Units 2,325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 626 (26.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,555 (66.9%)
Median Home Value $342,105
Average Home Value $526,358


Total Households 770
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 419
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.5% 1.51%
Households 1.39% 1.49%
Families 1.29% 1.44%
Median Household Income   7.23%
Per Capita Income   4.37%

Point Roberts, WA 98281 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98281 to the other 587 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 386 34th
Population Density # 235 60th
Diversity Index # 451 23rd
Median Household Income # 267 55th
Per Capita Income # 63 89th

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