Opportunity Zones in Washington

The state of Washington has 139 designated opportunity zones, including 132 low-income communities, plus 7 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Statewide, a large majority (88 percent) of Washington’s census tracts are located in urban areas. Among the state’s 139 opportunity zones, just 71 percent are urban, and 29 percent are rural. The greater Seattle area is home to roughly two dozen opportunity zones, including one opportunity zone in downtown Bremerton — featured on the Opportunity Zones Podcast.

Urban vs. Rural in Washington Opportunity Zones

Washington Opportunity Zones Map

 

Website: Washington State Department of Commerce

Analysis of Washington’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 139 641 1,458
Low-income communities 132 423 555
Contiguous 7 218 225
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $40,871 $52,168 $66,532
Poverty rate 23.64% 17.17% 13.22%
Unemployment rate 9.69% 8.09% 7.16%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $193,968 $220,884 $290,294
Median rent/month $827 $981 $1,131
Homeownership 49.31% 56.35% 63.57%
Severe rent burden 23.97% 22.70% 20.60%
Vacancy rate 12.56% 9.64% 8.78%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 62.62% 67.44% 71.64%
Black alone 5.28% 4.18% 3.39%
Hispanic 15.43% 15.24% 11.29%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 7.09% 6.86% 7.74%
Younger than 18 21.18% 22.67% 22.24%
Older than 64 14.93% 14.04% 14.58%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 44.54% 39.75% 33.20%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 20.02% 24.03% 32.13%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 3.60% 1.09% 1.44%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 71.22% 85.65% 87.86%
In a micro area 15.83% 12.17% 9.19%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 12.95% 2.18% 2.95%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in the state of Washington

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Washington Adams 53001950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Asotin 53003960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Benton 53005010901 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Benton 53005011300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Chelan 53007961000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Chelan 53007961100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Chelan 53007961200 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Washington Clallam 53009000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clallam 53009000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clallam 53009000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clallam 53009000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clallam 53009000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clallam 53009000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clallam 53009001500 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Washington Clallam 53009002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clallam 53009002300 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Washington Clallam 53009940000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clark 53011040507 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clark 53011040509 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clark 53011041009 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clark 53011041600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clark 53011042400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Clark 53011042500 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Washington Clark 53011042600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Columbia 53013960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Cowlitz 53015000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Cowlitz 53015001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Douglas 53017950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Ferry 53019940000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Ferry 53019970100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Ferry 53019970200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Franklin 53021020100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Garfield 53023970300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Grant 53025010800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Grays Harbor 53027000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Grays Harbor 53027001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Grays Harbor 53027001500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Island 53029970700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Jefferson 53031950202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Jefferson 53031950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Jefferson 53031950601 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Washington Jefferson 53031950702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033008600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033008700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033009000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033009100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033009200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033009300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033009400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033011001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033011101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033011800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033026100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033026801 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033026802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033027200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033027300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033027900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033028000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033028100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033028200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033028402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033028403 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033028802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington King 53033030006 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Kitsap 53035080500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Kitsap 53035092200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Kitsap 53035092300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Kittitas 53037975500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Kittitas 53037975600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Klickitat 53039950100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Klickitat 53039950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Lewis 53041971000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Lewis 53041971100 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Washington Lincoln 53043960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Mason 53045960600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Mason 53045961300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Okanogan 53047940100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Okanogan 53047940200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Okanogan 53047970400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Okanogan 53047970800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pacific 53049950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pacific 53049950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pacific 53049950800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pend Oreille 53051970200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pend Oreille 53051970500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053061400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053061601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053061602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053062400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053062600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053071408 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053071409 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053071503 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053071805 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053071806 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053072000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Pierce 53053940007 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Skagit 53057940500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Skagit 53057951500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Skagit 53057952200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Skagit 53057952401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Skagit 53057952500 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Washington Skamania 53059950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Skamania 53059950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Skamania 53059950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Snohomish 53061040200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Snohomish 53061040700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Snohomish 53061041901 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Snohomish 53061051400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Snohomish 53061052803 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Snohomish 53061053509 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Snohomish 53061053700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063001600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063002300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063002400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063003100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063003200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063003500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063004000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063010401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063014400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Spokane 53063014500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Stevens 53065941000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Stevens 53065950800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Thurston 53067010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Thurston 53067011200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Thurston 53067012320 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Thurston 53067012720 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Walla Walla 53071920300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Walla Walla 53071920500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Whatcom 53073000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Whatcom 53073001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Whatcom 53073940000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Yakima 53077000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Yakima 53077000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Yakima 53077001300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Washington Yakima 53077001501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015