Rainier, WA 98576 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98576: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rainier, WA 98576

Not Acceptable, USPS
Vail, WA 98576

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Thurston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.881, Longitude -122.677
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 153
  • PO Box Addresses: 934
  • Residential Addresses: 1,351
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,351

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

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Rainier, WA 98576 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,418
Daytime Population: Workers 658
Daytime Population: Residents 3,013
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,671
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 5,418
Population in Familes 4,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 68
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $66,609
Average Household Income $79,264
Per Capita Income $30,225


Total Housing Units 2,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,638 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 428 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $260,305
Average Home Value $307,463


Total Households 2,066
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,478
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 1.69% 1.72%
Households 1.63% 1.65%
Families 1.56% 1.62%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Rainier, WA 98576 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98576 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 # 290 51st
Population Density # 341 42nd
Diversity Index # 333 43rd
Median Household Income # 145 75th
Per Capita Income # 250 57th

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