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Estimated zip code population in 2019: 620
Zip code population in 2010: 608
Zip code population in 2000: 745

Houses and condos: 747
Renter-occupied apartments: 89
% of renters here:

26%
State:

37%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 98279: 96.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 14.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 9.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 44 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 98279
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.6% ($3,584)
Washington:

0.9% ($3,601)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,721 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,436 (0.6%)

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Males: 317  (51.1%)
Females: 303  (48.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 98279:

  • High school or higher: 100.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 98279:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

Zip code 98279 compared to state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 98279 (2019)
    • 57895.1%White
    • 122.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 91.5%Two or more races
    • 71.2%Asian
    • 20.3%American Indian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $641,223
98279:

$641,223
Washington:

$387,600
Median resident age:
This zip code:

64.4 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.8 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 98279, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $84,290 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$84,290
State:

$69,533

Salary/wage: $46,425 (reported on 55.2% of returns)
Here:

$46,425
State:

$57,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 55.1% for AGIs below $25k, 56.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,647 (reported on 58.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,647
Washington:

$1,816
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $11,475 (reported on 41.4% of returns)
Here:

$11,475
State:

$8,163
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.7% for AGIs below $25k, 20.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$8,755 (reported on 37.9% of returns)
Here:

+$8,755
State:

+$21,568
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,500 (reported on 34.5% of returns)
Here:

+$10,500
State:

+$16,521
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $25k, 10.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $23,043 (reported on 24.1% of returns)
98279:

$23,043
Washington:

$18,648

Total itemized deductions: $25,554 (22% of AGI, reported on 44.8% of returns)
Here:

$25,554
State:

$23,872

Here:

21.8% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 32.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 37.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 34.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,422 (reported on 31.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,422
State:

$4,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $8,450 (reported on 41.4% of returns)
98279:

$8,450
State:

$6,400
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,150 (reported on 6.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,150
State:

$2,073
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 44.8%
Here:

45%
State:

43%
(% for various income ranges: 30.0% for AGIs below $25k, 33.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 100.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 98279, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $62,630 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$62,630
State:

$54,331

Salary/wage: $38,829 (reported on 58.5% of returns)
Here:

$38,829
State:

$45,761
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 102.8% for AGIs below $10k, 45.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 50.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 33.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 34.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 32.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $4,199 (reported on 70.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$4,199
Washington:

$2,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $9,902 (reported on 48.9% of returns)
Here:

$9,902
State:

$5,879
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.3% for AGIs below $10k, 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,621 (reported on 43.0% of returns)
Here:

+$9,621
State:

+$15,835
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -17.1% for AGIs below $10k, -1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, -1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$15,490 (reported on 37.0% of returns)
Here:

+$15,490
State:

+$13,994
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $10k, 15.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 20.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.4% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,636 (reported on 4.1% of returns)
98279:

$3,636
Washington:

$3,001

Total itemized deductions: $24,354 (23% of AGI, reported on 41.9% of returns)
Here:

$24,354
State:

$19,669

Here:

23.4% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 21.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,968 (5% of AGI, reported on 35.2% of returns)
Here:

$4,968
State:

$3,569

Here:

4.6% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $12,014 (reported on 80.7% of returns)
98279:

$12,014
State:

$9,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $10k, 5.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $848 (reported on 12.2% of returns)
Here:

$848
State:

$1,607

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 55.2%
Here:

55%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 46.3% for AGIs below $10k, 32.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 57.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 58.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 90.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$60,779
Washington:

$78,687
98279 map Nearest zip codes: 98245, 98222, 98280, 98286, 98261, 98262.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

19.4%
Washington:

47.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.2%
Washington:

49.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 30
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 314


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 74 (28 now married, 45 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 98279 with a mortgage: 112 (17 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 145

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,901
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $580

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

10.0%
Whole state:

9.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

6.7%
Whole state:

5.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.0
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 98279: Olga Marina (A), Rosario Resort Marina (B), Lieber Haven Resort and Marina (C), San Juan County Fire District 2 / Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Station 25 Olga / Obstruction Pass (D), San Juan County Fire District 2 / Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Station 27 - Doe Bay (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Olga-Doe Bay Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Mountain Lake (A), Twin Lakes (B), Boyd Middle Reservoir (C), Boyd Lower Reservoir (D), Cascade Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Moran Creek (A), Cascade Creek (B), Paul Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 98279 include: Moran State Park (1), Doe Island Marine State Park (2), Olga Marine State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Beach: Chin-Chin-Tse-Tung (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 242014 or later
  • 272010 to 2013
  • 1202000 to 2009
  • 1631990 to 1999
  • 1301980 to 1989
  • 851970 to 1979
  • 161960 to 1969
  • 641950 to 1959
  • 291940 to 1949
  • 821939 or earlier

Zip code 98279 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 98279
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 98279
  • 21no bedroom
  • 261 bedroom
  • 922 bedrooms
  • 863 bedrooms
  • 264 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 98279
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 98279
  • 9no bedroom
  • 261 bedroom
  • 192 bedrooms
  • 223 bedrooms
  • 134 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 98279 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 98279 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 8no vehicle
  • 461 vehicle
  • 1232 vehicles
  • 363 vehicles
  • 264 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 98279 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 98279 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 9no vehicle
  • 401 vehicle
  • 252 vehicles
  • 153 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 98279 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 98279 household income distribution in 2019
  • 31Less than $10,000
  • 4$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3$20,000 to $24,999
  • 25$25,000 to $29,999
  • 14$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5$35,000 to $39,999
  • 17$40,000 to $44,999
  • 33$45,000 to $49,999
  • 24$50,000 to $59,999
  • 46$60,000 to $74,999
  • 16$75,000 to $99,999
  • 29$100,000 to $124,999
  • 24$125,000 to $149,999
  • 23$150,000 to $199,999
  • 35$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 98279

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 98279
  • 1$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3$150,000 to $174,999
  • 8$200,000 to $249,999
  • 6$250,000 to $299,999
  • 40$300,000 to $399,999
  • 44$400,000 to $499,999
  • 71$500,000 to $749,999
  • 35$750,000 to $999,999
  • 39$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 12$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 12$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 98279

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 98279
  • 9Less than $100
  • 16$100 to $149
  • 2$600 to $649
  • 2$700 to $749
  • 6$750 to $799
  • 4$900 to $999
  • 7$1,000 to $1,249
  • 10$1,250 to $1,499
  • 13$1,500 to $1,999
  • 14No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $996.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $642,557
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $1,906,133

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $641,223
98279:

$641,223
Washington:

$387,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $435,254 - $989,698
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 98279

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 724
  • Two: 8
  • Mobile homes: 7
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Unemployment: 1.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 98279

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 98279
  • 61.0%156Drove a car alone
  • 7.0%18Carpooled
  • 6.6%17Walked
  • 0.8%2Other means
  • 26.2%67Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 98279

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 98279
  • 13Less than 5 minutes
  • 95 to 9 minutes
  • 610 to 14 minutes
  • 2215 to 19 minutes
  • 8220 to 24 minutes
  • 2925 to 29 minutes
  • 2030 to 34 minutes
  • 335 to 39 minutes
  • 245 to 59 minutes
  • 590 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 96.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 620
  • Male householders: 197 (60 living alone), Female householders: 147 (78 living alone)
  • 168 spouses (168 opposite-sex spouses), 29 unmarried partners, (29 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 56 children (49 natural, 0 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 10 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 12 non-relatives

Size of family households: 140 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 2 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 138 1-person, 17 2-persons

24 married couples with children.
13 single-parent households (13 men).

99.5% of residents of 98279 zip code speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% very well, 17% well).

Foreign born population: 40 (6.6%)
(88.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

6.6%
Whole state:

14.9%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 23%France
  • 21%Chile
  • 15%Romania
  • 8%Sweden
  • 8%Thailand
  • 5%Malaysia
Most common first ancestries reported in 98279
  • 13%English
  • 11%German
  • 8%American
  • 8%Norwegian
  • 5%Irish
  • 5%European
  • 3%Scottish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 22010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 29Before 1990

Zip code 98279 topographic map


Zip code 98279 marital status for males
Zip code 98279 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 49.5%Electricity
  • 22.8%Wood
  • 18.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 1,029.

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

  • This state: 234
  • Northeast: 75
  • Midwest: 58
  • South: 61
  • West: 150

71% of the 98279 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Washington.

86% of the 98279 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 81% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in 98279

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Washington:

10.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

7.2%
Washington:

7.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Washington:

15.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 76,700Management occupations
  • 61,328Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 57,204Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 52,124Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 50,018Education, training, and library occupations
  • 44,264Office and administrative support occupations

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Utilities: Water Supply and Irrigation Systems (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (1-4: 2)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Other Activities Related to Real Estate (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Framing Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Computer Systems Design Services (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction (1-4: 1)

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

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 8 people in nursing homes
Most common first names in zip code 98279 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Helen688.4 years
Alfred589.0 years
John467.5 years
Charles375.0 years
James366.3 years
Marjorie375.7 years
Clara293.4 years
Harold273.4 years
Elizabeth294.0 years
Donald277.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 98279 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Coffelt486.5 years
Rodenberger481.5 years
Willis486.2 years
Johnson371.3 years
Thompson387.0 years
Abrahamsen293.4 years
Collins283.5 years
Keel271.5 years
Finnerty284.4 years
Bond278.0 years
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