Selah, WA 98942 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98942: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Selah, WA 98942

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Yakima County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.691, Longitude -120.555
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 402
  • PO Box Addresses: 772
  • Residential Addresses: 6,408
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 172
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,236

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

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Selah, WA 98942 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,016
Daytime Population: Workers 5,588
Daytime Population: Residents 8,010
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,598
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 16,920
Population in Familes 14,403
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density2 91
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $62,392
Average Household Income $80,276
Per Capita Income $29,443


Total Housing Units 6,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,435 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,765 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 295 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $206,279
Average Home Value $241,212


Total Households 6,200
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 4,660
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 0.21% 0.27%
Households 0.14% 0.19%
Families 0.09% 0.15%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Selah, WA 98942 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98942 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 # 181 69th
Population Density # 321 45th
Diversity Index # 201 66th
Median Household Income # 191 68th
Per Capita Income # 273 53rd

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