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Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,537
Zip code population in 2010: 1,837
Zip code population in 2000: 1,413

Houses and condos: 1,523
Renter-occupied apartments: 62
% of renters here:

8%
State:

37%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 98253: 101.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 12.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 124 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 98253
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.7% ($2,899)
Washington:

1.0% ($3,226)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,777 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,288 (0.6%)

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Males: 871  (56.7%)
Females: 665  (43.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 98253:

  • High school or higher: 98.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 57.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 98253:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

Zip code 98253 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 98253 (2017)
    • 1,728122.3%White
    • 412.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 292.1%Two or more races
    • 181.3%Asian
    • 110.8%Black
    • 80.6%American Indian
    • 20.1%Some other race

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $428,565
98253:

$428,565
Washington:

$339,000
Median resident age:
This zip code:

56.3 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.9 people
Washington:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 98253, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $75,937 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$75,937
State:

$69,533

Salary/wage: $55,723 (reported on 58.2% of returns)
Here:

$55,723
State:

$57,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 49.4% for AGIs below $25k, 47.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 48.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 47.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 49.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 28.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,743 (reported on 56.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,743
Washington:

$1,816
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $10,019 (reported on 39.6% of returns)
Here:

$10,019
State:

$8,163
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$11,255 (reported on 31.9% of returns)
Here:

+$11,255
State:

+$21,568
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,768 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
Here:

+$11,768
State:

+$16,521
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.5% for AGIs below $25k, 8.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $23,019 (reported on 23.1% of returns)
98253:

$23,019
Washington:

$18,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $25,602 (22% of AGI, reported on 46.2% of returns)
Here:

$25,602
State:

$23,872

Here:

22.0% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 28.9% for AGIs below $25k, 16.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,236 (reported on 36.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,236
State:

$4,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,912 (reported on 46.2% of returns)
98253:

$6,912
State:

$6,400
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $25k, 4.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,357 (reported on 7.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,357
State:

$2,073
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 47.3%
Here:

47%
State:

43%
(% for various income ranges: 39.3% for AGIs below $25k, 35.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 46.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 75.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 98253, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $68,548 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$68,548
State:

$54,331

Salary/wage: $37,847 (reported on 64.6% of returns)
Here:

$37,847
State:

$45,761
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 61.4% for AGIs below $10k, 49.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 52.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 48.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,005 (reported on 65.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,005
Washington:

$2,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.0% for AGIs below $10k, 7.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $5,649 (reported on 44.5% of returns)
Here:

$5,649
State:

$5,879
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.8% for AGIs below $10k, 7.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$11,267 (reported on 40.4% of returns)
Here:

+$11,267
State:

+$15,835
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.7% for AGIs below $10k, -0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,794 (reported on 22.8% of returns)
Here:

+$10,794
State:

+$13,994
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.6% for AGIs below $10k, 6.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,886 (reported on 4.1% of returns)
98253:

$2,886
Washington:

$3,001

Self-employed pension: $8,111 (reported on 2.1% of returns)
Here:

$8,111
Washington:

$14,244

Total itemized deductions: $19,706 (23% of AGI, reported on 49.2% of returns)
Here:

$19,706
State:

$19,669

Here:

22.7% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 57.7% for AGIs below $10k, 24.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 22.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 20.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,647 (3% of AGI, reported on 41.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,647
State:

$3,569

Here:

2.9% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $10,717 (reported on 83.0% of returns)
98253:

$10,717
State:

$9,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,029 (reported on 8.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,029
State:

$1,607

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 53.2%
Here:

53%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 40.7% for AGIs below $10k, 51.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 53.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 52.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$62,931
Washington:

$70,979
98253 map Nearest zip codes: 98249, 98239, 98260, 98358, 98282, 98340.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

31.7%
Washington:

47.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.9%
Washington:

7.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 25
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 793


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 174 (129 now married, 43 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 98253 with a mortgage: 459 (11 second mortgage)
Houses without a mortgage: 290

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,864
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $523

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

9.6%
Whole state:

11.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.0
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 3192000 to 2009
  • 4541990 to 1999
  • 1061980 to 1989
  • 1931970 to 1979
  • 1381960 to 1969
  • 821950 to 1959
  • 141940 to 1949
  • 1851939 or earlier

Zip code 98253 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 98253
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 98253
  • 0no bedroom
  • 161 bedroom
  • 2962 bedrooms
  • 3713 bedrooms
  • 614 bedrooms
  • 505+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 98253
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 98253
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 542 bedrooms
  • 523 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 98253 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 98253 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 1751 vehicle
  • 5172 vehicles
  • 903 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 98253 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 98253 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 691 vehicle
  • 372 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 98253 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 98253 household income distribution in 2017
  • 56Less than $10,000
  • 52$10,000 to $14,999
  • 59$15,000 to $19,999
  • 44$20,000 to $24,999
  • 42$25,000 to $29,999
  • 30$30,000 to $34,999
  • 29$35,000 to $39,999
  • 15$45,000 to $49,999
  • 56$50,000 to $59,999
  • 90$60,000 to $74,999
  • 93$75,000 to $99,999
  • 49$100,000 to $124,999
  • 73$125,000 to $149,999
  • 115$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 98253

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 98253
  • 10Less than $10,000
  • 13$20,000 to $24,999
  • 33$150,000 to $174,999
  • 27$175,000 to $199,999
  • 91$200,000 to $249,999
  • 43$250,000 to $299,999
  • 205$300,000 to $399,999
  • 176$400,000 to $499,999
  • 112$500,000 to $749,999
  • 91$750,000 to $999,999
  • 19$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 98253

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 98253
  • 20$1,500 to $1,999
  • 42No cash rent

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $457,315
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $155,127
  • Some other race householders: $284,400

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $428,565
98253:

$428,565
Washington:

$339,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $287,256 - $547,700

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $443,909
Here:

$443,909
State:

$447,152

Mobile homes: $275,114
Here:

$275,114
State:

$131,988
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 98253
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,463
  • Mobile homes: 57

Unemployment: 1.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 98253

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 98253
  • 51.3%389Drove a car alone
  • 12.9%98Carpooled
  • 6.6%50Bus or trolley bus
  • 1.8%14Ferryboat
  • 1.8%14Motorcycle
  • 26.5%201Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 98253

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 98253
  • 585 to 9 minutes
  • 4410 to 14 minutes
  • 2715 to 19 minutes
  • 6320 to 24 minutes
  • 7030 to 34 minutes
  • 3535 to 39 minutes
  • 6660 to 89 minutes
  • 20690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 60.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,537
  • In family households: 1,196 (288 male householders, 227 female householders)
    445 spouses, 185 children (131 natural, 9 adopted, 47 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 24 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 12 other relatives, 7 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 342 (178 male householders (162 living alone)), 118 female householders (94 living alone)), 45 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 409 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 54 4-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 255 1-person, 40 2-persons

119 married couples with children.
0 single-parent households ().

98.9% of residents of 98253 zip code speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 29 (1.9%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.9%
Whole state:

14.3%
Most common first ancestries reported in 98253
  • 13%English
  • 12%Russian
  • 10%German
  • 8%European
  • 7%Scotch-Irish
  • 5%Scottish
  • 5%Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 121990 to 1999
  • 14Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • 5 CENTER WANT ADS (OLD GREENBANK BEACH in GREENBANK, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: WA ECY (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 98253 marital status for males
Zip code 98253 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 40.4%Electricity
  • 37.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.5%Wood
  • 8.6%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 926. Population change in the 1990s: +487 (+52.6%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 465
  • Northeast: 118
  • Midwest: 385
  • South: 64
  • West: 475

61% of the 98253 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Washington.

94% of the 98253 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in 98253

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

13.9%
Washington:

10.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Washington:

16.1%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 119,563Sales and related occupations
  • 89,973Management occupations
  • 60,444Education, training, and library occupations
  • 22,287Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 21,295Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 5,851Construction and extraction occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • SHARON PORTER (3288 SMUGGLERS COVE RD. in GREENBANK, WA; small business)
    $34,310 with Navy for Other Education and Training Services. Signed on 1999-10-01. Completion date: 2000-09-30.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (5-9: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Bed-and-Breakfast Inns (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Commercial and Institutional Building Construction (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (1-4: 2)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services (1-4: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners (1-4: 2)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$172,397101$174,918330$178,1545$47,30093$181,569
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$382,27327$201,0590$04$214,205
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$135,69516$261,21357$167,6912$11,6308$182,123
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$98,4808$140,25042$156,1692$14,3455$148,412
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$89,56012$177,8252$11,6301$89,170
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9713.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$149,07115$170,4331$164,380
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$110,8802$109,3301$101,580
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$146,5501$124,0600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$125,6101$111,6601$125,610
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9713.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 98253
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 98253 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 98253 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1576.5 years
Robert1577.7 years
Mary1281.3 years
William979.2 years
Ruth990.2 years
Charles780.0 years
Donald776.1 years
Dorothy782.7 years
Margaret682.7 years
Walter676.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 98253 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones675.2 years
Smith680.2 years
Brown458.7 years
Sullivan476.0 years
Carlson378.3 years
Hall366.7 years
Alexander375.4 years
Barnett367.6 years
Bennett366.7 years
Anderson375.4 years
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