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ZIP Code 31217

Primary City:Macon, GA (View All Cities)
County: Bibb County
Timezone: Eastern (1:50am)
Area code: 478 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.8, -83.5
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 31217

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 31217. 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 31217. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 31217, 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:
Macon, GA

Stats and Demographics for the 31217 ZIP Code

ZIP code 31217 is located in central Georgia 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 31217 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 31217 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 18,408
Population Density 187 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,033
Median Home Value $74,300
Land Area 98.70 sq mi
Water Area 1.15 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,680
Median Household Income $30,756

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male7016836798325334834744885476185975874893582401859870
Female680669703713585566576538615672782658586425355239180204
Total1,3811,3521,3821,5451,1181,0491,0501,0261,1621,2901,3791,2451,075783595424278274

Gender

 Male 8,662 47%
 Female 9,746 53%
Gender

Race

 White 6,431 34.9%
 Black Or African American 11,578 62.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 61 0.3%
 Asian 61 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 75 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 197 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner673706729871,057708384122
Renter2155424574713291709732
Total2829121,1291,4581,386878481154

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,544 38%
 Single Guardian 2,183 33%
 Singles 1,675 25%
 Singles With Roommate 278 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,222 63%
 Households with Kids 2,458 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male152153135140134145126139139135132132121159182209165130146115
Female143130140140130110135151143145140132150136133155170133122133
Total295283275280264255261290282280272264271295315364335263268248

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 31217 has a slightly higher 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 31217 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1960s. Looking at 31217 real estate data, the median home value of $74,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 31217 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 31217 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 31217 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,929 97.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 180 1.0%
 Nursing Facilities 269 1.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 30 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,754 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,613 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,313 29%
 Households Vacant 1,353 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 325 24%
 Rented & Unoccupied 49 4%
 For Sale Only 171 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 27 2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 770 57%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 30 1%
 1 Bedroom 225 10%
 2 Bedroom 744 33%
 3+ Bedroom 1,279 56%
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 $30,756 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 31217 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 31217 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 31217 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,409 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,679 19%
 No Earnings 7,029 50%
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 4,409 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,679 19%
 No Earnings 7,029 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,604 93.8%
 Public transportation 9 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 262 4.4%
 Worked at Home 102 1.7%
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. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,492 28.0%
 High School Graduate 3,411 64.1%
 Associate's degree 283 5.3%
 Bachelor's degree 99 1.9%
 Master's degree 23 0.4%
 Professional school degree 14 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,682 82.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 269 6.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 520 11.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 31217

ZIP Code 31217 is in the Department of Juvenile Justice School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 31217.

Macon Regional Youth Detention Center
4164 Riggins Mill Rd
Macon, GA 31217
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Department of Juvenile Justice School District
Bernd Elementary School
4160 Ocmulgee East Blvd
Macon, GA 31217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bibb County School District
Burdell Elementary School
972 Fort Hill St
Macon, GA 31217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bibb County School District
Mattie Wells Elementary School
101 Mattie Wells Dr
Macon, GA 31217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Jones County School District
Macon Youth Development Campus
4160 Riggins Mill Rd
Macon, GA 31217
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Department of Juvenile Justice School District

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