Zip Code 98579 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameRochester
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Thurston
Secondary County: Lewis
Area Code360
Current Population:12870
Racial Majority: 82.41%
Public School Racial Majority:White 70.5%
Unemployment Rate:7.1%
Median Household Income$52564
Average Adjusted Gross Income$62220
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time29.9 Minutes
Current Time:
PST
Time Zone:Pacific Standard Time
Elevation Range108 - 1385 ft.
Area103 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)46.83306885, -123.02625275

Zip Code 98579 Description

Zip Code 98579 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98579 is primarily located in Thurston County. Portions of 98579 are also located in Lewis County. The official US Postal Service name for 98579 is ROCHESTER, Washington. Portions of zip code 98579 are contained within or border the city limits of Grand Mound, WA, Rochester, WA, . The area code for zip code 98579 is 360. 98579 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98579 is 7.1% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.9% and is lower 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 98579 increased to 12870 from 9793 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98579 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98579 public schools is White. 55.6% of students in 98579 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 11120 82.41% 11062 +1%
 Black Or African American 4 0.03% 76 -95%
 Hispanic 1479 10.96% 982 +51%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 336 2.49% 230 +46%
 Asian 31 0.23% 121 -74%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 21 -100%
 Other Race 4 0.05% 4 +75%
 Two Or More Races 374 3.83% 374 +38%

Zip Code 98579 Race/Ethnicity

 White 70.5%
 Black Or African American 0.5%
 Hispanic 18.8%
 Asian 0.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3.2%
 Two or More Races 6.6%

Zip Code 98579 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population128709793
Male Population50.30%
Female Population49.70%
Total Households4756
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.6%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$52564
Income Under $50K Per Year46.90%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year36.40%
Income Above $100K Per Year16.70%
98579 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 3Jaime Herrera BeutlerRepublican
Washington District 10Denny HeckDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$245265
Average Real Estate Sale Price$170800
Current Unemployment Level 7.1%
Previous Month Unemployment Level8.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.2%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2g - Southern Puget Prairies
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 98579 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)33343638444851514741373341
Avg Max Temp (°F)45495460667176777261504561
Avg Precip (In.)7.86.545.553.82.511.92.841.132.224.368.338.3553.34
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Olympia, WA
CBSA Type98579
CBSA Population255549
Time ZonePacific Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours