Official Zip Code NameCentralia
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Area Code360
Current Population:24121
Racial Majority: 75.65%
Public School Racial Majority:White 63.4%
Unemployment Rate:6.31%
Median Household Income$41269
Average Adjusted Gross Income$47910
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time21.2 Minutes
Curent Temperature:
Current Time:
PDT
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Primary County: Lewis
Elevation Range161 - 682 ft.
Area125 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)46.71649170, -122.93022919

Zip Code 98531 Description

Zip Code 98531 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98531 is primarily located in Lewis County. Portions of 98531 are also located in Thurston County. The official US Postal Service name for 98531 is CENTRALIA, Washington. Portions of zip code 98531 are contained within or border the city limits of Centralia, WA, Fords Prairie, WA, Grand Mound, WA, Chehalis, WA, and Bucoda, WA. The area code for zip code 98531 is 360. 98531 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98531 is 6.31% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 7.8% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.5% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98531 increased to 24121 from 21842 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98531 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98531 public schools is White. 70.1% of students in 98531 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 18196 75.65% 18952 -4%
 Black Or African American 191 0.79% 154 +24%
 Hispanic 4288 17.83% 3741 +15%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 132 0.55% 284 -54%
 Asian 468 1.95% 249 +88%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 0.05% 54 -76%
 Other Race 16 0.11% 16 +69%
 Two Or More Races 671 3.07% 671 +10%

Zip Code 98531 Race/Ethnicity

 White 63.4%
 Black Or African American 1.6%
 Hispanic 30.4%
 Asian 0.7%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.8%
 Two or More Races 2.9%

Zip Code 98531 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2412121842
Male Population49.50%
Female Population50.50%
Total Households9448
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.1%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$41269
Income Under $50K Per Year59.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year30.10%
Income Above $100K Per Year10.90%
114 US Congressional DistrictWashington 3
RepresentativeJaime Herrera Beutler
PartyRepublican
Average Real Estate Asking Price$195902
Average Real Estate Sale Price$124616
Current Unemployment Level (June 2016)6.31%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.69%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago6.29%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2i - Cowlitz/Newaukum Prairie Floodplains
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 98531 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)34353739454952534842383442
Avg Max Temp (°F)45495560677277787361504561
Avg Precip (In.)6.175.245.013.522.391.82.791.132.013.847.026.945.82
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Centralia, WA
CBSA Type98531
CBSA Population75473
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours