Zip Code 98438 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameTacoma
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Pierce
Area Code253
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesJB LEWIS MCCHORD
Current Population:366
Racial Majority:White 43.24%
Unemployment Rate:5.6%
Median Household Income$42330
Average Adjusted Gross Income$31150
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time6.5 Minutes
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range305 - 325 ft.
Area5 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.12711000, -122.47986000

Zip Code 98438 Description

Zip Code 98438 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98438 is primarily located in Pierce County. The official US Postal Service name for 98438 is MCCHORD AFB, Washington. Portions of zip code 98438 are contained within or border the city limits of McChord AFB, WA, Parkland, WA, Lakewood, WA, and Fort Lewis, WA. The area code for zip code 98438 is 253. 98438 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98438 is 5.6% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 6.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.0% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 5.2%.

The majority ethnicity residing in 98438 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 98438 public schools is . % of students in 98438 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 112 43.24% 236 -53%
 Black Or African American 46 17.76% 52 -12%
 Hispanic 44 16.99% 40 +10%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 5 -100%
 Asian 20 7.72% 21 -5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 3.09% 2 +300%
 Other Race 1 0% 1 -100%
 Two Or More Races 9 11.2% 9 +222%

Zip Code 98438 Race/Ethnicity

 White %
 Black Or African American %
 Hispanic %
 Asian %
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander %
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native %
 Two or More Races %

Zip Code 98438 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population3660
Male Population83.10%
Female Population16.90%
Total Households10
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$42330
Income Under $50K Per Year61.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year28.80%
Income Above $100K Per Year9.60%
98438 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 10Denny HeckDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$290566
Average Real Estate Sale Price$191845
Current Unemployment Level 5.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.0%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago11.1%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2f - Central Puget Lowland
Average First Frost DatesNovember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 21 - 31

Zip Code 98438 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)34363841465054545044393544
Avg Max Temp (°F)46505459667076767161524761
Avg Precip (In.)5.34.353.912.771.661.42.851.221.863.375.825.9938.53
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
CBSA Type98438
CBSA Population3461985
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours
List of High Schools in Zipcode 98438
Clover Park High SchoolPierce
List of Middle Schools in Zipcode 98438
Woodbrook Middle SchoolPierce
List of Elementary Schools in Zipcode 98438
Carter Lake Elementary SchoolPierce