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98126 Zip Code (Seattle, WA) Detailed Profile




Cities: Seattle, WA (98.47%), White Center, WA (1.53%)
County: King County, WA
Estimated zip code population in 2022: 21,368
Zip code population in 2010: 20,698
Zip code population in 2000: 18,906

Houses and condos: 10,750
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,808
% of renters here:

39%
State:

36%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 98126: 113.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 3.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 6,949 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 98126
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2022:
This zip code:

0.7% ($5,780)
Washington:

0.8% ($4,283)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $5,683 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $6,062 (0.8%)

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Males: 10,074  (47.1%)
Females: 11,293  (52.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 98126:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 98126:

  • Never married: 36.8%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

Zip code 98126 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 98126 (2022)
    • 13,17661.7%White
    • 2,62712.3%Black
    • 2,35911.0%Asian
    • 1,5077.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,5057.0%Two or more races
    • 710.3%American Indian
    • 620.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
    • 560.3%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2022: $840,656
98126:

$840,656
Washington:

$569,500



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in 98126 zip code as of May 29, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 98126 is 3,279 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is much lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

39.0 years
Washington median age:

38.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 98126, filed in 2021:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $113,580 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$113,580
State:

$99,264

Salary/wage: $104,782 (reported on 84.5% of returns)
Here:

$104,782
State:

$80,347
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1016.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3317.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6401.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10081.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19611.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 81077.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,421 (reported on 42.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,421
Washington:

$2,077
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 25.4% for AGIs below $25k, 20.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 51.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 49.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 112.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 596.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,413 (reported on 32.8% of returns)
Here:

$4,413
State:

$10,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 45.3% for AGIs below $25k, 68.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 89.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 188.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 303.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1256.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$22,970 (reported on 30.5% of returns)
Here:

+$22,970
State:

+$40,092
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.8% for AGIs below $25k, 70.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 245.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 557.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11667.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$19,243 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

+$19,243
State:

+$18,312
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 159.2% for AGIs below $25k, 242.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 310.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 413.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 760.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1936.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $22,401 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
98126:

$22,401
Washington:

$24,221
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.9% for AGIs below $25k, 90.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 126.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 291.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 376.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1334.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employed (Keogh) retirement plans: $22,725 (reported on 1.4% of returns)
98126:

$22,725
Washington:

$24,166
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 33.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 383.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $29,423 (reported on 20.7% of returns)
Here:

$29,423
State:

$39,068
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 112.8% for AGIs below $25k, 173.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 401.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 764.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1451.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5330.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,059 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

$5,059
State:

$15,331
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 15.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 32.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 158.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 919.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,053 (reported on 20.4% of returns)
98126:

$8,053
State:

$7,774
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 22.9% for AGIs below $25k, 43.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 114.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 216.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 412.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1385.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,196 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,196
State:

$2,020
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 80.8% for AGIs below $25k, 48.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 92.5%
Here:

92%
State:

93%
(% for various income ranges: 89.9% for AGIs below $25k, 91.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 92.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 92.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 93.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 95.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 98126, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $69,506 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$69,506
State:

$69,533

Salary/wage: $64,660 (reported on 84.0% of returns)
Here:

$64,660
State:

$57,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.6% for AGIs below $25k, 80.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 84.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 63.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,144 (reported on 43.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,144
Washington:

$1,816
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,126 (reported on 26.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,126
State:

$8,163
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$12,138 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

+$12,138
State:

+$21,568
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$17,083 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

+$17,083
State:

+$16,521
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,266 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
98126:

$15,266
Washington:

$18,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $13,291 (reported on 1.0% of returns)
98126:

$13,291
Washington:

$20,087
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,427 (19% of AGI, reported on 39.5% of returns)
Here:

$21,427
State:

$23,872

Here:

19.0% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.7% for AGIs below $25k, 9.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,882 (reported on 31.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,882
State:

$4,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,651 (reported on 39.0% of returns)
98126:

$5,651
State:

$6,400
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,320 (reported on 12.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,320
State:

$2,073
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 37.0%
Here:

37%
State:

43%
(% for various income ranges: 36.4% for AGIs below $25k, 32.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 34.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 37.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 41.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 59.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 98126, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $53,623 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$53,623
State:

$54,331

Salary/wage: $49,960 (reported on 84.6% of returns)
Here:

$49,960
State:

$45,761
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 91.9% for AGIs below $10k, 73.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,461 (reported on 50.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,461
Washington:

$2,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,129 (reported on 31.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,129
State:

$5,879
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,955 (reported on 24.2% of returns)
Here:

+$9,955
State:

+$15,835
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.6% for AGIs below $10k, -0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,681 (reported on 14.7% of returns)
Here:

+$13,681
State:

+$13,994
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $10k, 5.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,678 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
98126:

$2,678
Washington:

$3,001
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $11,847 (reported on 1.3% of returns)
Here:

$11,847
Washington:

$14,244
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,103 (24% of AGI, reported on 44.1% of returns)
Here:

$19,103
State:

$19,669

Here:

23.5% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 28.9% for AGIs below $10k, 15.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 14.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,208 (3% of AGI, reported on 37.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,208
State:

$3,569

Here:

2.6% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $8,170 (reported on 83.8% of returns)
98126:

$8,170
State:

$9,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,511 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,511
State:

$1,607

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 43.6%
Here:

44%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 42.1% for AGIs below $10k, 48.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 39.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 39.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 46.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2022:
This zip code:

$109,246
Washington:

$91,306
Seattle, WA (98126) map Nearest zip codes: 98136, 98116, 98106, 98134, 98146, 98174.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

40.0%
Washington:

45.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

10.0%
Washington:

48.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 846
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 9,026


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 218 (166 now married, 51 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 5,770 (2,337 now married, 3,439 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 98126 with a mortgage: 4,608 (463 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 439 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 67

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,734
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $899

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

9.1%
Whole state:

10.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

3.7%
Whole state:

4.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.3
State:

3.9
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 98126: Pier 4 (A), Pier 3 (B), Duwamish Light (C), Seacrest Marina (D), Seattle Public Utilities Myrtle Tanks (E), Seattle Fire Department Station 32 West Seattle (F), Seattle Fire Department Station 37 Highpoint (G), High Point Community Center (H), YMCA West Seattle Branch (I), Merrill Gardens at West Seattle (J), Daystar at Westwood Retirement Village (K), High Point Branch Seattle City Public Library (L), Seattle Public Library Southwest Branch (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Westwood Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 98126 include: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (A), Peace Lutheran Church (B), Vietnamese Thien-An Baptist Church (C), West Seattle Assembly of God Church (D), West Seattle Church (E), Calvary Lutheran Church (F), Freedom Missionary Church of Seattle (G), High Point Lighthouse Samoan Church (H), Fourteenth Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Forest Lawn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Reservoir: Southwest Myrtle Street Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Parks in zip code 98126 include: Hamilton Viewpoint Park (1), Fairmont Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : Adventure Associates (Tours & Charters; 5634 37th Avenue Southwest).

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 512020 or later
  • 1,6702010 to 2019
  • 1,5612000 to 2009
  • 8181990 to 1999
  • 6131980 to 1989
  • 4841970 to 1979
  • 3441960 to 1969
  • 1,1601950 to 1959
  • 1,7671940 to 1949
  • 2,2781939 or earlier

Zip code 98126 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Seattle, WA (98126)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Seattle, WA (98126)
  • 205no bedroom
  • 1051 bedroom
  • 1,8732 bedrooms
  • 2,7493 bedrooms
  • 8434 bedrooms
  • 3325+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seattle, WA (98126)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seattle, WA (98126)
  • 446no bedroom
  • 1,5271 bedroom
  • 1,0432 bedrooms
  • 6563 bedrooms
  • 1184 bedrooms
  • 335+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Seattle, WA (98126) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Seattle, WA (98126) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 45no vehicle
  • 2,4311 vehicle
  • 2,7462 vehicles
  • 5823 vehicles
  • 2614 vehicles
  • 875+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Seattle, WA (98126) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Seattle, WA (98126) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 742no vehicle
  • 2,3571 vehicle
  • 6132 vehicles
  • 713 vehicles
  • 584 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles

  • Zip code 98126 household income distribution in 2022

  • Zip code 98126 household income distribution in 2022
  • 519Less than $10,000
  • 255$10,000 to $14,999
  • 137$15,000 to $19,999
  • 299$20,000 to $24,999
  • 105$25,000 to $29,999
  • 311$30,000 to $34,999
  • 279$35,000 to $39,999
  • 297$40,000 to $44,999
  • 125$45,000 to $49,999
  • 672$50,000 to $59,999
  • 620$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,032$75,000 to $99,999
  • 873$100,000 to $124,999
  • 780$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,264$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,382$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 98126

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 98126
  • 22Less than $10,000
  • 7$30,000 to $34,999
  • 25$50,000 to $59,999
  • 16$70,000 to $79,999
  • 25$80,000 to $89,999
  • 33$250,000 to $299,999
  • 228$300,000 to $399,999
  • 657$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,852$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2,056$750,000 to $999,999
  • 900$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 164$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 81$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 98126

  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 98126
  • 39Less than $100
  • 69$100 to $149
  • 58$150 to $199
  • 30$200 to $249
  • 42$250 to $299
  • 13$300 to $349
  • 10$350 to $399
  • 47$400 to $449
  • 35$450 to $499
  • 61$500 to $549
  • 26$650 to $699
  • 10$700 to $749
  • 39$750 to $799
  • 126$800 to $899
  • 38$900 to $999
  • 379$1,000 to $1,249
  • 519$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,236$1,500 to $1,999
  • 427$2,000 to $2,499
  • 252$2,500 to $2,999
  • 127$3,000 to $3,499
  • 136$3,500 or more
  • 192No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,705.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2022: $714,860.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2022 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $851,937
  • Black or African American householders: $798,456
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $870,321
  • Asian householders: $742,050
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $750,824
  • Some other race householders: $712,802
  • Two or more races householders: $1,089,259
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $703,192

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $840,656
98126:

$840,656
Washington:

$569,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $646,041 - $1,042,827

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $946,619
Here:

$946,619
State:

$734,307

Townhouses or other attached units: $749,117
Here:

$749,117
State:

$657,697

In 2-unit structures: $712,530
Here:

$712,530
State:

$534,634

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,110,939
Here:

$1,110,939
State:

$510,239

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $451,377
Here:

$451,377
State:

$503,183
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 98126
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,031
  • One, attached: 1,085
  • Two: 200
  • 3 or 4: 191
  • 5 to 9: 323
  • 10 to 19: 710
  • 20 to 49: 763
  • 50 or more: 1,603

Unemployment: 3.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 98126

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 98126
  • 46.1%5,529Drove a car alone
  • 5.3%639Carpooled
  • 8.1%966Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.9%109Railroad
  • 0.6%70Ferryboat
  • 0.1%15Motorcycle
  • 0.8%96Bicycle
  • 1.7%204Walked
  • 0.4%47Other means
  • 38.2%4,584Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 98126

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 98126
  • 201Less than 5 minutes
  • 3865 to 9 minutes
  • 64510 to 14 minutes
  • 59815 to 19 minutes
  • 1,49020 to 24 minutes
  • 58325 to 29 minutes
  • 1,35830 to 34 minutes
  • 29935 to 39 minutes
  • 47340 to 44 minutes
  • 1,24645 to 59 minutes
  • 56060 to 89 minutes
  • 17890 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 98126:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 99.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,368
  • Male householders: 4,560 (1,646 living alone), Female householders: 5,336 (2,166 living alone)
  • 3,891 spouses (3,658 opposite-sex spouses), 981 unmarried partners, (876 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,949 children (4,814 natural, 50 adopted, 84 stepchildren), 167 grandchildren, 225 brothers or sisters, 127 parents, 0 foster children, 209 other relatives, 772 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 276 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,615 2-persons, 961 3-persons, 937 4-persons, 355 5-persons, 142 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,812 1-person, 978 2-persons, 53 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 20 5-persons

2,721 married couples with children.
1,162 single-parent households (228 men, 934 women).

78.2% of residents of 98126 zip code speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% very well, 20% well, 7% not well).
5.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% very well, 6% well, 7% not well).
7.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% very well, 30% well, 13% not well, 4% not at all).
6.5% of residents speak other language at home (72% very well, 18% well, 9% not well, 1% not at all).

Foreign born population: 3,494 (16.4%)
(63.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

16.4%
Whole state:

15.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 12%Malaysia
  • 9%Japan
  • 8%Kenya
  • 7%Thailand
  • 5%Liberia
  • 5%India
  • 4%Ethiopia
Most common first ancestries reported in 98126
  • 7%European
  • 6%Somali
  • 5%Irish
  • 5%German
  • 5%English
  • 4%Ethiopian
  • 3%Polish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8312010 or later
  • 1,3252000 to 2009
  • 7241990 to 1999
  • 913Before 1990
There are 172 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 98126.

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CHIEF SEALTH HIGH SCHOOL (2600 SW THISTLE STREET in SEATTLE, WA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-3096
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - HAZWASTE-WAD988490520, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , SEATTLE SCHOOL DIST 1 (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
    Alternative names: SEATTLE SCHOOL DIST 1 SEALTH HS, SEATTLE SD 1228 CHIEF SEALTH HIGH SCHOOL, SEATTLE SD 1228 DENNY MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • BP SERVICE STATION 03117 (2851 SOUTHWEST ROXBURY STREET in SEATTLE, WA)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - TOXICS-9516, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, HAZWASTE-WAD988488771, EPCRA, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
    Organizations: AHED AZIZ (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: TOSCO 0311730099
  • BP SERVICE STATION 11060 (4580 FAUNTLEROY WAY SOUTHWEST in SEATTLE, WA)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - TOXICS-10140, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, HAZWASTE-WAD988487120, EPCRA, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
    Organizations: AHED AZIZ (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BP SERVICE STATION FAUNTLEROY
  • ACTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL INC (3245 SW AVALON WAY in SEATTLE, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • CALIFORNIA AVE (6047 CALIFORNIA AVE SW in SEATTLE, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: WA ECY (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 98126 marital status for males
Zip code 98126 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 52.8%Electricity
  • 38.6%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Solar energy

Population in 1990: 18,627. Population change in the 1990s: +279 (+1.5%).

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

  • This state: 9,020
  • Northeast: 1,369
  • Midwest: 2,074
  • South: 1,539
  • West: 3,480

54% of the 98126 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Washington.

83% of the 98126 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% 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, 19% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Seattle, WA (98126)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 250
Here:

12.5%
Washington:

12.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 99
Here:

17.3%
Washington:

9.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 183
Here:

24.1%
Washington:

16.5%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Class of Workers in 2022
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 139,924Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 112,798Management occupations
  • 106,641Legal occupations
  • 99,253Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 98,453Health technologists and technicians
  • 97,193Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • PACIFIC INSTITUTE INC (1709 HARBOR AVE SW in SEATTLE, WA) : $500,296 in 21 contracts from 2000 to 2006
    Contracts for Other Administrative Support Services, Training/Curriculum Development, Other Professional Services, Training Aids, and more by Public Buildings Service, Department of Defense, Navy, EPA, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $51,000; 2001: $27,500; 2002: $108,028; 2003: $0; 2004: $16,047; 2005: $71,020; 2006: $226,701.

    Biggest contracts:
    $163,703 with Public Buildings Service for Other Administrative Support Services. Signed on 2006-03-20. Completion date: 2006-07-31.
    $51,000 with Department of Defense for Training/Curriculum Development. Signed on 2000-09-21. Completion date: 2001-09-30.
    $50,000 with Navy for Training/Curriculum Development. Signed on 2002-01-16. Completion date: 2002-02-22.
    $39,998 with EPA for Other Professional Services. Signed on 2006-06-08. Completion date: 2006-11-30.
  • THE PURDY COMPANY (2929 SW FLORIDA in SEATTLE, WA; small business)
    $95,000 with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere for Locomotive and Rail Car Accessories and Components. Signed on 2002-10-15. Completion date: 2003-01-15.
  • ENT SOLUTIONS, INC (3400 HARBOR AVE SW, #219 in SEATTLE, WA)
    $14,807 with Defense Logistics Agency for Electrical and Electronic Properties Measuring and Testing Instruments. Signed on 2005-12-28. Completion date: 2006-01-26.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (250-499 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers (100-249: 1, 20-49: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249: 1, 10-19: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child and Youth Services (100-249: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Bowling Centers (100-249: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (100-249: 1)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (50-99: 1, 20-49: 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 2010:

  • 272 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 53 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 358 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • 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: 2
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 18 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED242$307,188319$275,1131,653$276,78239$173,1583$3,959,813115$233,349
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$348,76523$325,804157$262,31410$146,9310$017$307,232
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$283,28440$277,505378$301,85127$145,9631$482,68044$268,561
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$274,03140$314,843286$283,83910$141,3301$381,42030$258,085
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$299,7455$335,27072$291,2775$117,0980$02$230,300
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 18 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED56$318,00759$339,3720$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$413,91117$328,5641$394,330
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$317,78112$291,4860$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$406,5103$347,3730$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$344,4800$02$353,865
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 98126
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 98126 - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 40. The highest number of fires - 59 took place in 2004, and the least - 16 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 98126 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (46.7%), and Structure Fires (32.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 98126
    • 29646.7%Outside Fires
    • 20732.6%Structure Fires
    • 10917.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 223.5%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 98126, Washington

Most common first names in zip code 98126 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15078.6 years
Mary12381.0 years
William11773.4 years
Robert9670.1 years
Helen8881.9 years
James8473.0 years
Margaret7981.2 years
George7677.8 years
Charles7575.5 years
Dorothy5777.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 98126 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7475.2 years
Johnson6775.3 years
Anderson4575.9 years
Nelson3776.5 years
Jones3475.3 years
Williams3381.2 years
Miller2975.4 years
Davis2872.8 years
Peterson2681.1 years
Brown2473.1 years
Businesses in zip code 98126
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Payless1
7-Eleven2Pier 1 Imports1
Barnes & Noble1Pizza Hut1
Bed Bath & Beyond1RadioShack1
Chico's1Rite Aid1
DressBarn1Safeway1
FedEx1Starbucks3
GNC1T-Mobile1
Jamba Juice1Target1
KFC1U-Haul1
Marshalls1Vons1
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Nike2YMCA1
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