Zip Code 98499 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameLakewood
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Pierce
Area Code253
Alternate Zip Code NamesJOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD
LEWIS MCCHORD
MCCHORD AFB
TACOMA
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesMC CHORD AFB
Current Population:29750
Racial Majority:White 46.76%
Public School Racial Majority:Hispanic 43%
Unemployment Rate:17.6%
Median Household Income$40553
Average Adjusted Gross Income$48900
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time24.1 Minutes
Current Time:
PDT
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range269 - 335 ft.
Area9 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)47.16344833, -122.51155090

Zip Code 98499 Description

Zip Code 98499 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98499 is primarily located in Pierce County. The official US Postal Service name for 98499 is LAKEWOOD, Washington. Portions of zip code 98499 are contained within or border the city limits of Lakewood, WA, McChord AFB, WA, University Place, WA, Parkland, WA, and Tacoma, WA. The area code for zip code 98499 is 253. 98499 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98499 is 17.6% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 6.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 15.8% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 13.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98499 increased to 29750 from 28959 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98499 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 98499 public schools is Hispanic. 83.6% of students in 98499 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 14140 46.76% 13834 +2%
 Black Or African American 3122 10.33% 3518 -11%
 Hispanic 6395 21.15% 6013 +6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 620 2.05% 338 +83%
 Asian 2623 8.67% 2952 -11%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1158 3.83% 972 +19%
 Other Race 81 0.21% 81 -20%
 Two Or More Races 2042 6.99% 2042 +4%

Zip Code 98499 Race/Ethnicity

 White 19.5%
 Black Or African American 13.7%
 Hispanic 43%
 Asian 5.8%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 5.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.6%
 Two or More Races 11.7%

Zip Code 98499 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2975028959
Male Population48.80%
Female Population51.20%
Total Households12450
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
83.6%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$40553
Income Under $50K Per Year61.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year27.40%
Income Above $100K Per Year11.10%
98499 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 10Denny HeckDemocrat
Washington District 6Derek KilmerDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$348925
Average Real Estate Sale Price$230340
Current Unemployment Level 17.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.4%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.7%
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 98499 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)34353740454953534943383442
Avg Max Temp (°F)45505459657076767161514660
Avg Precip (In.)5.484.54.0731.891.61.921.241.893.416.016.1140.13
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
CBSA Type98499
CBSA Population3461985
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours