Zip Code 98498 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameLakewood
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Pierce
Area Code253
Alternate Zip Code NamesTACOMA
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesAMERICAN LAKE
FORT STEILACOOM
Current Population:27546
Racial Majority:White 60.88%
Public School Racial Majority:White 43%
Unemployment Rate:5.5%
Median Household Income$53721
Average Adjusted Gross Income$63670
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time24.9 Minutes
Current Time:
PDT
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range207 - 292 ft.
Area10 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.15520096, -122.56020355

Zip Code 98498 Description

Zip Code 98498 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98498 is primarily located in Pierce County. The official US Postal Service name for 98498 is LAKEWOOD, Washington. Portions of zip code 98498 are contained within or border the city limits of Lakewood, WA, Fort Lewis, WA, Steilacoom, WA, University Place, WA, and McChord AFB, WA. The area code for zip code 98498 is 253. 98498 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98498 is 5.5% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 6.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.1%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98498 decreased to 27546 from 28894 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98498 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 98498 public schools is White. 60% of students in 98498 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 16602 60.88% 17075 -3%
 Black Or African American 2367 8.68% 2858 -17%
 Hispanic 3030 11.11% 2540 +19%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 367 1.35% 232 +58%
 Asian 2287 8.39% 2362 -3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 511 1.87% 438 +17%
 Other Race 79 0.13% 79 -56%
 Two Or More Races 1962 7.6% 1962 +6%

Zip Code 98498 Race/Ethnicity

 White 43%
 Black Or African American 12.7%
 Hispanic 22.1%
 Asian 5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 3.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.7%
 Two or More Races 13.3%

Zip Code 98498 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2754628894
Male Population49.00%
Female Population51.00%
Total Households11255
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$53721
Income Under $50K Per Year46.40%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year32.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year20.90%
98498 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 10Denny HeckDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$342697
Average Real Estate Sale Price$214091
Current Unemployment Level 5.5%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.8%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago6.4%
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 DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 1 - 10

Zip Code 98498 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)34353740454953534943383443
Avg Max Temp (°F)46505459657076767161514660
Avg Precip (In.)5.484.514.052.981.91.62.921.221.873.426.036.0940.1
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
CBSA Type98498
CBSA Population3461985
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours
List of High Schools in Zipcode 98498
Clover Park High SchoolPierce
Lakes High SchoolPierce
North Lakewood
Central Lakes
South Lakes