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ZIP Code 31709

Primary City:Americus, GA (View All Cities)
County: Sumter County
Timezone: Eastern (9:37am)
Area code: 229 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.0, -84.1
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 31709

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 31709. 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 31709. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 31709, 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:
Americus, GA

Stats and Demographics for the 31709 ZIP Code

ZIP code 31709 is located in west 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 31709 are primarily black or African American. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely 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 31709 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,019
Population Density 126 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,765
Median Home Value $109,300
Land Area 126.99 sq mi
Water Area 2.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,097
Median Household Income $37,056

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 33

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male57951057066984255744639543638644639137923517012410280
Female621519499814980627506498495520505453417335251204224234
Total1,2001,0291,0691,4831,8221,184952893931906951844796570421328326314

Gender

 Male 7,317 46%
 Female 8,702 54%
Gender

Race

 White 7,159 44.7%
 Black Or African American 7,609 47.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 45 0.3%
 Asian 360 2.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 14 0.1%
 Other Race 647 4.0%
 Two Or More Races 185 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner38261496645704489310111
Renter56881152544031317814464
Total6061,0721,0211,0851,017667454175

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,270 37%
 Single Guardian 1,563 26%
 Singles 1,854 30%
 Singles With Roommate 410 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,048 66%
 Households with Kids 2,049 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1241071081231079410610110212810312599115949588147245200
Female1311351361011171221048096100961061088996104120193301257
Total255242244224224216210181198228199231207204190199208340546457

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 31709 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 31709 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 31709 real estate data, the median home value of $109,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 31709. Rentals in 31709 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 31709 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 14,967 93.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 7 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 94 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 912 5.7%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 39 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,981 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,073 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,043 45%
 Households Vacant 668 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 280 41.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 2.2%
 For Sale Only 64 9.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 42 6.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 40 6.0%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 226 33.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 67 2%
 1 Bedroom 640 23%
 2 Bedroom 1,293 46%
 3+ Bedroom 797 28%
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 $37,056 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 31709 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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 31709 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 4,176 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,415 28%
 No Earnings 4,507 37%
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 4,176 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,415 28%
 No Earnings 4,507 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,882 91.5%
 Public transportation 17 0.3%
 Taxicab 6 0.1%
 Motorcycle 16 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 357 5.6%
 Worked at Home 147 2.3%
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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 850 21%
 High School Graduate 2,211 54%
 Associate's degree 135 3%
 Bachelor's degree 453 11%
 Master's degree 175 4%
 Professional school degree 185 5%
 Doctorate degree 97 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,504 78.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 346 10.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 341 10.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 31709

ZIP Code 31709 is in the Sumter County School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 31709.

Sumter County Schools Gsw Early College
805 Harrold Ave
Americus, GA 31709
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Sumter County School District
Cherokee Elementary School
300 Cherokee St
Americus, GA 31709
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sumter County School District
Sarah Cobb Elementary School
1901 Valley Dr
Americus, GA 31709
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sumter County School District
Americus Sumter County High South
805 Harrold Ave
Americus, GA 31709
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Sumter County School District
Southland Academy
123 Southland Rd
Americus, GA 31709
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
The Kings Academy
1138 Upper River Rd
Americus, GA 31709
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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