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: 196
  • PO Box Addresses: 838
  • Residential Addresses: 4,470
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,470

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

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Rochester, WA 98579 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,015
Population in Households 13,748
Population in Familes 11,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 267
Population Density1 142
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $64,127
Average Household Income $78,280
Per Capita Income $29,033


Total Housing Units 5,363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,891 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,190 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 282 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $268,427
Average Home Value $337,587


Total Households 5,081
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 3,758
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 1.18%
Households 0.77% 1.14%
Families 0.7% 1.09%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Rochester, WA 98579 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98579 to the other 581 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 207 65th
Population Density # 281 52nd
Diversity Index # 249 57th
Median Household Income # 207 65th
Per Capita Income # 322 45th

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