Olympia, WA 98501 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Olympia, WA 98501

Acceptable Alternative
Tumwater, WA 98501

Not Acceptable, USPS
Boston Harbor, WA 98501
Maytown, WA 98501
Nisqually, WA 98501
Offutt Lake, WA 98501
Oly, WA 98501
Schneiders Prairie, WA 98501
South Bay, WA 98501
South Sound, WA 98501
Thompson Place, WA 98501
Union Mills, WA 98501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Thurston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.991, Longitude -122.874
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,518
  • PO Box Addresses: 204
  • Residential Addresses: 18,485
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,907
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,578

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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  1. 98501 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 98501 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Washington Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Washington Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Olympia, WA 98501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Olympia, WA 98501 Housing Affordability Index is 101
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Olympia, WA 98501 Wealth Index is 118
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 44,444 (100%)
Population in Households 44,169 (99.4%)
Population in Families 33,497 (75.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 275 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 1,219
Diversity Index2 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,405
Average Household Income $94,265
Per Capita Income $39,867
Wealth Index4 118

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 19,648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,045 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,745 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 858 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $361,977
Housing Affordability Index3 101
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,790
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 11,503
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.52% 1.48%
Households 1.52% 1.48%
Families 1.5% 1.47%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Olympia, WA 98501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98501 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 # 30 95th
Population Density # 150 75th
Diversity Index # 267 55th
Median Household Income # 156 74th
Per Capita Income # 137 77th

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