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ZIP Code 23847

Primary City:Emporia, VA (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (7:01am)
Coordinates:36.7, -77.5
ZIP (~16 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 23847

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 23847. 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 23847. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 23847, 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:
Emporia, VA

Stats and Demographics for the 23847 ZIP Code

ZIP code 23847 is located in southeast Virginia and covers a large 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 23847 are primarily black or African American. 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 an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 23847 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,962
Population Density 60 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,092
Median Home Value $96,100
Land Area 281.00 sq mi
Water Area 1.51 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,402
Median Household Income $33,784

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male42748944553574881086979491488577363350039023019611492
Female408433481398373385391419445510518478506376317261194225
Total8359229269331,1211,1951,2601,2131,3591,3951,2911,1111,006766547457308317

Gender

 Male 9,844 58%
 Female 7,118 42%
Gender

Race

 White 5,987 35.3%
 Black Or African American 10,505 61.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 41 0.2%
 Asian 77 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 160 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 187 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner26169440661749621382137
Renter15546944541734820712452
Total1816388851,0781,097828506189

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,101 39%
 Single Guardian 1,482 27%
 Singles 1,586 29%
 Singles With Roommate 233 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,655 68%
 Households with Kids 1,747 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male86100898496106979892101799094819611893112116122
Female887086898681828797100989085108758788806890
Total174170175173182187179185189201177180179189171205181192184212

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 23847 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 23847 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1980s. Looking at 23847 real estate data, the median home value of $96,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 23847 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 23847 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 23847 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,217 77.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 3,499 20.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 226 1.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 20 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,746 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,439 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,217 36%
 Households Vacant 690 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 173 25%
 Rented & Unoccupied 17 2%
 For Sale Only 58 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 13 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 84 12%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 345 50%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 23 1%
 1 Bedroom 335 16%
 2 Bedroom 989 48%
 3+ Bedroom 730 35%
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 $33,784 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 23847 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. More commuters in 23847 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,819 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,520 19%
 No Earnings 7,211 53%
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 3,819 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,520 19%
 No Earnings 7,211 53%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,377 91.5%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 8 0.2%
 Motorcycle 13 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 234 4.9%
 Worked at Home 150 3.1%
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. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,210 32.0%
 High School Graduate 4,010 58.0%
 Associate's degree 153 2.2%
 Bachelor's degree 248 3.6%
 Master's degree 226 3.3%
 Professional school degree 55 0.8%
 Doctorate degree 15 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,962 87.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 126 5.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 162 7.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 23847

ZIP Code 23847 is in the Greensville County Public Schools. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 23847.

Belfield Elementary
515 Belfield Rd
Emporia, VA 23847
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Greensville County Public Schools
Edward W Wyatt Middle School
206 Slagles Lake Rd
Emporia, VA 23847
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Greensville County Public Schools
Greensville Elementary
1101 Sussex Dr
Emporia, VA 23847
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Greensville County Public Schools
Greensville County High School
403 Harding St
Emporia, VA 23847
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Greensville County Public Schools
Faith Christian School
951 W Atlantic St
Emporia, VA 23847
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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