Lakewood, WA 98498 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98498: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lakewood, WA 98498

Acceptable Alternative
Tacoma, WA 98498

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fort Steilacoom, WA 98498

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.163, Longitude -122.561
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 216
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 12,074
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,141
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,933

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

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Lakewood, WA 98498 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,093
Daytime Population: Workers 5,523
Daytime Population: Residents 16,896
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,419
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 28,055
Population in Familes 21,818
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,038
Population Density2 2,971
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $58,781
Average Household Income $79,863
Per Capita Income $32,579


Total Housing Units 12,936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,841 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,874 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,221 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $272,770
Average Home Value $343,422


Total Households 11,715
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 7,438
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 0.48% 0.66%
Households 0.39% 0.67%
Families 0.31% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Lakewood, WA 98498 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98498 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 # 95 84th
Population Density # 103 83rd
Diversity Index # 90 85th
Median Household Income # 235 60th
Per Capita Income # 192 67th

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