Zip Code 98542 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameEthel
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Lewis
Area Code360
Current Population:656
Racial Majority: 98.26%
Unemployment Rate:8.1%
Median Household Income$41922
Average Adjusted Gross Income$57460
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time23.4 Minutes
Current Time:
PST
Time Zone:Pacific Standard Time
Elevation Range479 - 617 ft.
Area10 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)46.52698898, -122.78993988

Zip Code 98542 Description

Zip Code 98542 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98542 is primarily located in Lewis County. The official US Postal Service name for 98542 is ETHEL, Washington. Portions of zip code 98542 are contained within or border the city limits of . The area code for zip code 98542 is 360. 98542 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98542 is 8.1% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 8.2% 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 98542 increased to 656 from 530 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98542 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98542 public schools is . % of students in 98542 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 451 98.26% 577 -22%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 1 -100%
 Hispanic 0 0% 43 -100%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 12 -100%
 Asian 0 0% 3 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 20 1.74% 20 -60%

Zip Code 98542 Race/Ethnicity

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

Zip Code 98542 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population656530
Male Population50.00%
Female Population50.00%
Total Households254
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
%
Median Household Income$41922
Income Under $50K Per Year63.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year33.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year3.90%
98542 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 3Jaime Herrera BeutlerRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$104000
Average Real Estate Sale Price$285000
Current Unemployment Level 8.1%
Previous Month Unemployment Level9.1%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.2%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2i - Cowlitz/Newaukum Prairie Floodplains
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 98542 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)32343638434851514641373441
Avg Max Temp (°F)45505560677278787362504561
Avg Precip (In.)6.875.85.373.972.822.36.911.472.254.277.077.9151.07
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Centralia, WA
CBSA Type98542
CBSA Population75473
Time ZonePacific Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours