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ZIP Code 19956

Primary City:Laurel, DE (View All Cities)
County: Sussex County
Timezone: Eastern (5:03pm)
Area code: 302 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.5, -75.6
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 19956

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 19956. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 19956. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 19956, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Laurel, DE

Stats and Demographics for the 19956 ZIP Code

ZIP code 19956 is located in southwest Delaware and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 19956 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 19956 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 15,500
Population Density 153 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,419
Median Home Value $181,800
Land Area 101.08 sq mi
Water Area 1.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,779
Median Household Income $46,892

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male63155051353439444342040950355959046842635724820412973
Female584549495553539523404454537638567500446407296244163150
Total1,2151,0991,0081,0879339668248631,0401,1971,157968872764544448292223

Gender

 Male 7,451 48%
 Female 8,049 52%
Gender

Race

 White 11,888 76.7%
 Black Or African American 2,568 16.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 89 0.6%
 Asian 152 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 42 0.3%
 Other Race 322 2.1%
 Two Or More Races 439 2.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner704406441,026891695420145
Renter2433062982461591037122
Total3137469421,2721,050798491167

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,950 51%
 Single Guardian 1,293 22%
 Singles 1,210 21%
 Singles With Roommate 326 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,653 63%
 Households with Kids 2,126 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1231341371101281108811510911210988108969310513210310179
Female111103112115125107107101109108951061048296118126102111120
Total234237249225253217195216218220204194212178189223258205212199

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 19956 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 19956 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 2000s. Looking at 19956 real estate data, the median home value of $181,800 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 19956 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 19956 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 19956 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,491 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 9 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,710 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,621 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,448 23%
 Households Vacant 640 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 105 16%
 Rented & Unoccupied 21 3%
 For Sale Only 145 23%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 82 13%
 For Migrant Workers 11 2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 264 41%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 125 9%
 2 Bedroom 481 36%
 3+ Bedroom 739 55%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $46,892 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 19956 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 19956 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,856 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,444 21%
 No Earnings 4,404 38%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,856 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,444 21%
 No Earnings 4,404 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,826 92%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 373 6%
 Worked at Home 151 2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 857 18%
 High School Graduate 3,055 66%
 Associate's degree 290 6%
 Bachelor's degree 272 6%
 Master's degree 91 2%
 Professional school degree 88 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,348 80%
 Enrolled in Private School 248 8%
 Not Enrolled in School 338 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 19956

ZIP Code 19956 is in the Laurel School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 19956.

Laurel Intermediate School
801 South Central Ave
Laurel, DE 19956
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Laurel School District
North Laurel Elementary School
300 Wilson St
Laurel, DE 19956
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Laurel School District
Dunbar (paul Laurence) Elementary School
499 West Sixth St
Laurel, DE 19956
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Laurel School District
Western Sussex Academy
815 Central Ave
Laurel, DE 19956
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Laurel School District
Laurel Middle School
801 South Central Ave
Laurel, DE 19956
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Laurel School District
Laurel Senior High School
1133 South Central Ave
Laurel, DE 19956
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Laurel School District
Epworth Christian School
14511 Sycamore Rd
Laurel, DE 19956
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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