Zip Code 98248 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameFerndale
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Whatcom
Area Code360
Current Population:22361
Racial Majority: 77.38%
Public School Racial Majority:White 63.7%
Unemployment Rate:8.0%
Median Household Income$54094
Average Adjusted Gross Income$71520
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time20.1 Minutes
Current Time:
Time Zone:Pacific Standard Time
Elevation Range26 - 279 ft.
Area70 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)48.86183167, -122.61567688

Zip Code 98248 Description

Zip Code 98248 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98248 is primarily located in Whatcom County. The official US Postal Service name for 98248 is FERNDALE, Washington. Portions of zip code 98248 are contained within or border the city limits of Ferndale, WA, Custer, WA, Marietta-Alderwood, WA, and Birch Bay, WA. The area code for zip code 98248 is 360. 98248 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98248 is 8.0% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 6.3% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 7.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98248 increased to 22361 from 18131 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98248 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98248 public schools is White. 47.8% of students in 98248 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 17598 77.38% 18012 -2%
 Black Or African American 276 1.21% 160 +73%
 Hispanic 2507 11.02% 2274 +10%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 534 2.35% 623 -14%
 Asian 795 3.5% 601 +32%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 22 0.1% 58 -62%
 Other Race 35 0.53% 35 +243%
 Two Or More Races 598 3.91% 598 +49%

Zip Code 98248 Race/Ethnicity

 White 63.7%
 Black Or African American 1%
 Hispanic 17.6%
 Asian 3.3%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 8.3%
 Two or More Races 5.9%

Zip Code 98248 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2236118131
Male Population49.80%
Female Population50.20%
Total Households8154
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$54094
Income Under $50K Per Year45.90%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year37.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year16.20%
98248 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 1Suzan DelBeneDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$308047
Average Real Estate Sale Price$228955
Current Unemployment Level 8.0%
Previous Month Unemployment Level9.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.3%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2a - Fraser Lowland
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 98248 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)32353741465053534842373342
Avg Max Temp (°F)45495257636771726859504558
Avg Precip (In.)4.913.533.132.782.442.051.461.391.613.395.544.9937.22
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Bellingham, WA
CBSA Type98248
CBSA Population200841
Time ZonePacific Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours