Rochester, WA 98579 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98579: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rochester, WA 98579

Not Acceptable, USPS
Gate, WA 98579

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Thurston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.825, Longitude -123.053
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 98579 has segments in 2 Counties (Lewis, Thurston).

  • Businesses Addresses: 198
  • PO Box Addresses: 806
  • Residential Addresses: 4,533
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,533

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 98579 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 98579 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. Washington Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Rochester, WA 98579 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 14,040
Population in Households 13,768
Population in Familes 11,451
Population in Group Qrtrs 272
Population Density2 147
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $64,361
Average Household Income $84,097
Per Capita Income $30,875


Total Housing Units 5,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,134 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,016 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $285,806
Average Home Value $313,413


Total Households 5,150
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,803
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.01% 1.17%
Households 1.0% 1.18%
Families 0.93% 1.14%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

Rochester, WA 98579 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98579 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 # 208 65th
Population Density # 280 52nd
Diversity Index # 247 58th
Median Household Income # 246 58th
Per Capita Income # 302 49th

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