Yelm, WA 98597 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98597: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Yelm, WA 98597

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Thurston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.898, Longitude -122.56
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 756
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,683
  • Residential Addresses: 8,213
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 155
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,058

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

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Yelm, WA 98597 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,036
Population in Households 24,955
Population in Familes 20,901
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density1 194
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $63,496
Average Household Income $75,974
Per Capita Income $27,262


Total Housing Units 9,858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,481 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,466 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 911 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $262,954
Average Home Value $308,340


Total Households 8,947
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 6,472
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 1.89% 1.87%
Households 1.67% 1.8%
Families 1.59% 1.75%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

Yelm, WA 98597 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98597 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 # 129 78th
Population Density # 259 56th
Diversity Index # 236 60th
Median Household Income # 215 63rd
Per Capita Income # 383 34th

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