98823 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Ephrata, WA (3.38%)
Counties: Grant County, WA (77.98%), Douglas County, WA (22.02%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 10,982
Zip code population in 2010: 11,055
Zip code population in 2000: 9,897

Houses and condos: 4,023
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,279
% of renters here:

34%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 98823: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 298.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.1% ($1,597)
Washington:

1.1% ($2,743)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,558 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,663 (1.0%)

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Males: 5,780  (52.6%)
Females: 5,202  (47.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 98823:

For population 15 years and over in 98823:

Zip code 98823 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 98823

  • Zip code 98823 races chart
    • 8,622White population
    • 69Black population
    • 93American Indian population
    • 113Asian population
    • 11Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 5Some other race population
    • 196Two or more races population
    • 1,946Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 7,092
Rural population: 3,889

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $150,700
98823:

$150,700
Washington:

$250,800



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 98823 zip code as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 98823 to the number of sex offenders is 3,939 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

35.0 years
Washington median age:

37.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Washington:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 98823, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $48,580 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$48,580
State:

$69,533

Salary/wage: $40,969 (reported on 84.2% of returns)
Here:

$40,969
State:

$57,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 77.8% for AGIs below $25k, 78.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 34.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,331 (reported on 27.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,331
Washington:

$1,816
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,707 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,707
State:

$8,163
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,810 (reported on 12.9% of returns)
Here:

+$4,810
State:

+$21,568
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,262 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

+$9,262
State:

+$16,521
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,538 (reported on 7.7% of returns)
98823:

$11,538
Washington:

$18,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,125 (23% of AGI, reported on 22.2% of returns)
Here:

$20,125
State:

$23,872

Here:

22.7% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $25k, 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,029 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

$5,029
State:

$4,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $4,394 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
98823:

$4,394
State:

$6,400
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,009 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,009
State:

$2,073
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 98823, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,407 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,407
State:

$54,331

Salary/wage: $35,180 (reported on 84.1% of returns)
Here:

$35,180
State:

$45,761
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 231.9% for AGIs below $10k, 73.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,427 (reported on 42.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,427
Washington:

$2,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,183 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,183
State:

$5,879
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$10,019 (reported on 18.5% of returns)
Here:

+$10,019
State:

+$15,835
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,203 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

+$8,203
State:

+$13,994
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,788 (reported on 2.0% of returns)
98823:

$2,788
Washington:

$3,001

Total itemized deductions: $16,529 (23% of AGI, reported on 24.4% of returns)
Here:

$16,529
State:

$19,669

Here:

23.3% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 22.2% for AGIs below $10k, 7.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,841 (5% of AGI, reported on 19.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,841
State:

$3,569

Here:

5.0% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,400 (reported on 71.2% of returns)
98823:

$5,400
State:

$9,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,698 (reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,698
State:

$1,607

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 51.2%
Here:

51%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 43.9% for AGIs below $10k, 52.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 53.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 47.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$48,164
Washington:

$58,405
Ephrata, WA (98823) map Nearest zip codes: 98851, 98848, 98824, 98845, 98837, 98853.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

59.6%
Washington:

49.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.2%
Washington:

7.2%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 786
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,980


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 163 (129 now married, 34 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,326 (1,052 now married, 1,274 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 98823 with a mortgage: 1,542 (49 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 945

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,097
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S371

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

20.6%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

12.2%
Whole state:

7.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2
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  • Notable locations in zip code 98823: Ephrata Substation (A), Drumheller Ranch (B), Olson Spur (C), Wheatland School (D), Grant County Fire District 5 Station 14 (E), Grant County Fire District 3 Station 33 (F), Grant County Fire District 13 (G), Grant County Courthouse (H), Grant County Fire District 13 Station 2 (I), Ephrata Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 98823: Saint Hubert Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Parks in zip code 98823 include: North Columbia State Wildlife Recreation Area - Winchester Wasteway Unit (1), Oasis Park (2), Parkway Park (3), Ephrata Heights Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 912010 or later
  • 3502000 to 2009
  • 5751990 to 1999
  • 2821980 to 1989
  • 7261970 to 1979
  • 2081960 to 1969
  • 1,1071950 to 1959
  • 3321940 to 1949
  • 3521939 or earlier

Zip code 98823 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ephrata, WA (98823)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 561 bedroom
  • 4692 bedrooms
  • 1,2563 bedrooms
  • 5734 bedrooms
  • 1335+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ephrata, WA (98823)

  • 60no bedroom
  • 2051 bedroom
  • 3952 bedrooms
  • 5023 bedrooms
  • 1024 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Ephrata, WA (98823) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 50no vehicle
  • 4491 vehicle
  • 1,0112 vehicles
  • 6533 vehicles
  • 2644 vehicles
  • 605+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Ephrata, WA (98823) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 153no vehicle
  • 3661 vehicle
  • 5662 vehicles
  • 1593 vehicles
  • 284 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $598.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $150,700
98823:

$150,700
Washington:

$250,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,900 - $222,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $193,111
Here:

$193,111
State:

$329,559

Mobile homes: $110,852
Here:

$110,852
State:

$98,688

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 8.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 98.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,616

Size of family households: 1,277 2-persons, 538 3-persons, 420 4-persons, 480 5-persons, 119 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 796 1-person, 135 2-persons

2,107 married couples with children.
992 single-parent households (247 men, 745 women).

84.3% of residents of 98823 zip code speak English at home.
13.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% very well, 20% well, 19% not well, 22% not at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% very well, 31% not at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (17% very well, 71% well, 12% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 955 (8.7%)
(30.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

8.7%
Whole state:

13.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 68%Mexico
  • 11%El Salvador
  • 8%Ukraine
  • 4%Canada
  • 3%Vietnam
  • 2%Guatemala
  • 1%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan

Most common first ancestries reported in 98823 (%)

  • 31%Other groups
  • 14%German
  • 8%English
  • 6%Irish
  • 4%American
  • 2%Norwegian
  • 2%Scottish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 222010 or later
  • 1892000 to 2009
  • 3561990 to 1999
  • 576Before 1990

Zip code 98823 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 98823 marital status for males
Zip code 98823 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 95%Electricity
  • 2%Utility gas
  • 1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%No fuel used
  • 1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Wood

Population in 1990: 8,779. Population change in the 1990s: +1,118 (+12.7%).

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


52% of the 98823 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Washington.

85% of the 98823 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 84% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 83
Here:

5.8%
Washington:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

4.5%
Washington:

6.5%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Washington:

17.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 95,987Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 72,344Construction and extraction occupations
  • 70,169Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 62,143Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 59,211Community and social service occupations
  • 52,936Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 239 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 29 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 23 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 173 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 98823 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6276.0 years
William5173.3 years
Robert5171.1 years
Mary4179.4 years
James4074.0 years
George3278.6 years
Charles2877.4 years
Ruth2782.0 years
Margaret2380.7 years
Richard2162.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 98823 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2578.7 years
Anderson2278.0 years
Smith2077.7 years
Davis1672.8 years
Nelson1476.1 years
Miller1076.5 years
Taylor973.1 years
Meyer978.7 years
Moore981.7 years
Wilson976.4 years
Businesses in zip code 98823
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
AutoZone1Safeway1
Best Western1Sears1
Burger King1Starbucks1
FedEx2Subway1
GNC1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Travelodge1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1
McDonald's1Vons1
RadioShack1Walmart1

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