Zip Code 98439 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameLakewood
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Pierce
Area Code253
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesJB LEWIS MCCHORD
Current Population:4839
Racial Majority:White 50.49%
Public School Racial Majority:White 47.3%
Unemployment Rate:5.7%
Median Household Income$24778
Average Adjusted Gross Income$37340
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time24.1 Minutes
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range295 - 295 ft.
Area2 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.12800500, -122.51936900

Zip Code 98439 Description

Zip Code 98439 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98439 is primarily located in Pierce County. The official US Postal Service name for 98439 is LAKEWOOD, Washington. Portions of zip code 98439 are contained within or border the city limits of McChord AFB, WA, Lakewood, WA, and Fort Lewis, WA. The area code for zip code 98439 is 253. 98439 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98439 is 5.7% 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 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98439 decreased to 4839 from 6794 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98439 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 98439 public schools is White. 66% of students in 98439 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 2904 50.49% 2826 +3%
 Black Or African American 957 16.64% 496 +93%
 Hispanic 1336 23.23% 730 +83%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 93 1.62% 74 +26%
 Asian 211 3.67% 144 +47%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 55 0.96% 157 -65%
 Other Race 6 0% 6 -100%
 Two Or More Races 406 3.41% 406 -52%

Zip Code 98439 Race/Ethnicity

 White 47.3%
 Black Or African American 12.8%
 Hispanic 23.4%
 Asian 3%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.8%
 Two or More Races 9.8%

Zip Code 98439 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population48396794
Male Population50.50%
Female Population49.50%
Total Households1758
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$24778
Income Under $50K Per Year87.90%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year9.80%
Income Above $100K Per Year2.30%
98439 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 10Denny HeckDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$34000
Average Real Estate Sale Price$30000
Current Unemployment Level 5.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.6%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago9.4%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2g - Southern Puget Prairies
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 98439 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)33353739454953534943383442
Avg Max Temp (°F)45495359657076767160504560
Avg Precip (In.)5.514.544.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
CBSA Type98439
CBSA Population3461985
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours
List of High Schools in Zipcode 98439
Clover Park High SchoolPierce
List of Middle Schools in Zipcode 98439
Woodbrook Middle SchoolPierce
List of Elementary Schools in Zipcode 98439
Carter Lake Elementary SchoolPierce
Tillicum Elementary SchoolPierce
South Lakes