Zip Code 98597 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameYelm
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Thurston
Secondary County: Pierce
Area Code360
Current Population:21557
Racial Majority: 80.49%
Public School Racial Majority:White 72.8%
Unemployment Rate:4.3%
Median Household Income$51541
Average Adjusted Gross Income$59750
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time40.6 Minutes
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range233 - 1578 ft.
Area140 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)46.85493900, -122.51373600

Zip Code 98597 Description

Zip Code 98597 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98597 is primarily located in Thurston County. Portions of 98597 are also located in Pierce County. The official US Postal Service name for 98597 is YELM, Washington. Portions of zip code 98597 are contained within or border the city limits of Yelm, WA, North Yelm, WA, . Zip code 98597 is within area code 360 and area code 253. 98597 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98597 is 4.3% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.9% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 5.0% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 5.2%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98597 increased to 21557 from 14356 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98597 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98597 public schools is White. 45.1% of students in 98597 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 17579 80.49% 17622 +-0%
 Black Or African American 332 1.52% 380 -13%
 Hispanic 1972 9.03% 1683 +17%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 262 1.2% 310 -15%
 Asian 648 2.97% 418 +55%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 284 1.3% 107 +165%
 Other Race 32 0% 32 -100%
 Two Or More Races 1005 3.49% 1005 -24%

Zip Code 98597 Race/Ethnicity

 White 72.8%
 Black Or African American 1.6%
 Hispanic 11.9%
 Asian 1.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1.6%
 Two or More Races 9.9%

Zip Code 98597 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2155714356
Male Population48.40%
Female Population51.60%
Total Households7843
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.1%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$51541
Income Under $50K Per Year48.30%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year39.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year12.50%
98597 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 3Jaime Herrera BeutlerRepublican
Washington District 10Denny HeckDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$205554
Average Real Estate Sale Price$182246
Current Unemployment Level 4.3%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago8.3%
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 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 98597 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)33343638444852524741373341
Avg Max Temp (°F)45495459657076777261504460
Avg Precip (In.)5.984.964.493.252.181.83.961.251.963.76.636.5243.71
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Olympia, WA
CBSA Type98597
CBSA Population255549
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours