Lakewood, WA 98439 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98439: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lakewood, WA 98439

Acceptable Alternative
Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98439
Lewis McChord, WA 98439
McChord AFB, WA 98439
Tacoma, WA 98439

Not Acceptable, USPS
JB Lewis McChord, WA 98439
JBLM, WA 98439
Mc Chord AFB, WA 98439

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.127, Longitude -122.523
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 11
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 2,068
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 566
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,502

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

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Lakewood, WA 98439 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,416
Daytime Population: Workers 957
Daytime Population: Residents 3,159
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 4,894
Population in Familes 3,976
Population in Group Qrtrs 522
Population Density2 3,183
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $36,467
Average Household Income $49,085
Per Capita Income $19,391


Total Housing Units 2,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 ( 8.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,762 (78.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $35,742
Average Home Value $85,383


Total Households 1,945
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,350
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 1.83% 1.39%
Households 1.58% 1.48%
Families 1.74% 1.58%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Lakewood, WA 98439 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98439 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 # 291 50th
Population Density # 98 83rd
Diversity Index # 58 90th
Median Household Income # 549 6th
Per Capita Income # 536 9th

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