Zip Code 98942 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameSelah
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Yakima
Area Code509
Current Population:16973
Racial Majority: 80.69%
Public School Racial Majority:White 69.1%
Unemployment Rate:8.7%
Median Household Income$54942
Average Adjusted Gross Income$71770
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time20.3 Minutes
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range1198 - 4547 ft.
Area213 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)46.79758200, -120.68403300

Zip Code 98942 Description

Zip Code 98942 is located in the state of Washington in the Yakima - Pasco - Richland - Kennewick metro area. Zip code 98942 is primarily located in Yakima County. The official US Postal Service name for 98942 is SELAH, Washington. Portions of zip code 98942 are contained within or border the city limits of Selah, WA, Yakima, WA, and Gleed, WA. The area code for zip code 98942 is 509. 98942 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98942 is 8.7% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 7.4% 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 98942 increased to 16973 from 15328 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98942 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98942 public schools is White. 50% of students in 98942 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 13495 80.69% 13955 -3%
 Black Or African American 123 0.74% 37 +232%
 Hispanic 2354 14.08% 2345 +0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 41 0.25% 160 -74%
 Asian 367 2.19% 105 +250%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.05% 22 -64%
 Other Race 14 0% 14 -100%
 Two Or More Races 335 2.01% 335 +0%

Zip Code 98942 Race/Ethnicity

 White 69.1%
 Black Or African American 0.6%
 Hispanic 26.7%
 Asian 0.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.7%
 Two or More Races 2.3%

Zip Code 98942 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population1697315328
Male Population49.50%
Female Population50.50%
Total Households6208
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
83.3%
Median Household Income$54942
Income Under $50K Per Year44.30%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year39.40%
Income Above $100K Per Year16.30%
98942 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 4Dan NewhouseRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$262570
Average Real Estate Sale Price$196680
Current Unemployment Level 8.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level8.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago6.7%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationBSk - Cold Semi-Arid Climate
Ecoregion 10g - Yakima Folds
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 11 - 20

Zip Code 98942 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)21253034414752514434272136
Avg Max Temp (°F)37455563717886867764473762
Avg Precip (In.)1.33.93.78.55.54.64.28.37.42.591.161.529.11
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Yakima, WA
CBSA Type98942
CBSA Population239987
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours