Centralia, WA 98531 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98531: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Centralia, WA 98531

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fords Prairie, WA 98531
Grand Mound, WA 98531
Waunch Prairie, WA 98531

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lewis County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.724, Longitude -122.958
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 98531 has segments in 2 Counties (Lewis, Thurston).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1,031
  • PO Box Addresses: 772
  • Residential Addresses: 9,958
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 741
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,217

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

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Centralia, WA 98531 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,852
Daytime Population: Workers 11,915
Daytime Population: Residents 14,756
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,671
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 24,563
Population in Familes 18,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 289
Population Density2 197
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $42,053
Average Household Income $56,861
Per Capita Income $22,666


Total Housing Units 10,709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,756 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,059 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 894 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $181,125
Average Home Value $205,268


Total Households 9,815
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 6,139
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 0.32% 0.42%
Households 0.28% 0.39%
Families 0.21% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

Centralia, WA 98531 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98531 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 # 121 79th
Population Density # 263 55th
Diversity Index # 187 68th
Median Household Income # 492 16th
Per Capita Income # 485 17th

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