Zip Code 98603 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameAriel
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Cowlitz
Area Code360
Current Population:1017
Racial Majority: 99.21%
Public School Racial Majority:White 93.2%
Unemployment Rate:7.5%
Median Household Income$51002
Average Adjusted Gross Income$67630
School Test Performance:Excellent
Average Commute Time33.1 Minutes
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range492 - 2707 ft.
Area103 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)46.02617700, -122.45495100

Zip Code 98603 Description

Zip Code 98603 is located in the state of Washington in the Portland metro area. Zip code 98603 is primarily located in Cowlitz County. The official US Postal Service name for 98603 is ARIEL, Washington. Portions of zip code 98603 are contained within or border the city limits of . The area code for zip code 98603 is 360. 98603 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98603 is 7.5% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 7.6% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 6.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98603 increased to 1017 from 732 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98603 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98603 public schools is White. 59.1% of students in 98603 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 1005 99.21% 949 +6%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 0 +0%
 Hispanic 8 0.79% 23 -65%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 13 -100%
 Asian 0 0% 5 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 1 0% 1 -100%
 Two Or More Races 26 0% 26 -100%

Zip Code 98603 Race/Ethnicity

 White 93.2%
 Black Or African American 2.3%
 Hispanic 0%
 Asian 0%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2.3%
 Two or More Races 2.3%

Zip Code 98603 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1017732
Male Population53.40%
Female Population46.60%
Total Households399
Test Score PerformanceExcellent
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$51002
Income Under $50K Per Year48.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year41.70%
Income Above $100K Per Year9.80%
98603 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 3Jaime Herrera BeutlerRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$195100
Average Real Estate Sale Price$283625
Current Unemployment Level 7.5%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.2%
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 4a - Western Cascades Lowlands and Valleys
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 98603 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)32333538434751504741363240
Avg Max Temp (°F)44495459667177787362504460
Avg Precip (In.)9.857.977.175.13.712.91.091.5835.7510.511.1969.81
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Longview, WA
CBSA Type98603
CBSA Population101668
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours