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ZIP Code 35020

Primary City:Bessemer, AL (View All Cities)
County: Jefferson County
Timezone: Central (4:14pm)
Area code: 205 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.40, -86.96
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 35020

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 35020. 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 35020. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 35020, 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:
Bessemer, AL
Acceptable:
Brighton

Stats and Demographics for the 35020 ZIP Code

ZIP code 35020 is located in north Alabama and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 35020 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 an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 35020 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 27,139
Population Density 1,428 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,323
Median Home Value $67,500
Land Area 19.00 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 10,495
Median Household Income $24,570

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male966977944973988945754744776850957929649457344238174131
Female9719208629429179458767557839841,1251,055867591508458412372
Total1,9371,8971,8061,9151,9051,8901,6301,4991,5591,8342,0821,9841,5161,048852696586503

Gender

 Male 12,796 47%
 Female 14,343 53%
Gender

Race

 White 5,075 18.7%
 Black Or African American 20,397 75.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 120 0.4%
 Asian 23 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1,295 4.8%
 Two Or More Races 229 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner843886961,1961,405986751292
Renter3911,02081692782336726093
Total4751,4081,5122,1232,2281,3531,011385

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,761 26%
 Single Guardian 4,023 38%
 Singles 3,278 31%
 Singles With Roommate 433 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,985 67%
 Households with Kids 3,510 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male210193185198178202199201197220185191185163192211208171191185
Female179210201195207186167185175189189169141174175190184207186180
Total389403386393385388366386372409374360326337367401392378377365

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 35020 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 35020 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1950s. Looking at 35020 real estate data, the median home value of $67,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 35020 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 35020 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 35020 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 26,589 98.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 47 0.2%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 118 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 385 1.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,182 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,616 21%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,697 38%
 Households Vacant 1,828 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 612 33%
 Rented & Unoccupied 26 1%
 For Sale Only 208 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 26 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 41 2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 915 50%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 122 3%
 1 Bedroom 853 18%
 2 Bedroom 1,703 37%
 3+ Bedroom 1,974 42%
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 $24,570 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 35020 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, 35020 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 35020 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 6,433 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,106 20%
 No Earnings 9,927 49%
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 6,433 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,106 20%
 No Earnings 9,927 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,546 95.6%
 Public transportation 142 1.6%
 Taxicab 14 0.2%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 154 1.7%
 Worked at Home 79 0.9%
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 1,832 24.0%
 High School Graduate 4,866 63.7%
 Associate's degree 451 5.9%
 Bachelor's degree 253 3.3%
 Master's degree 146 1.9%
 Professional school degree 72 0.9%
 Doctorate degree 24 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,231 75.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 368 6.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,018 18.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 35020

ZIP Code 35020 is in the Jefferson County School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 35020.

Brighton Middle School
3400 Brown Circle
Brighton, AL 35020
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Jefferson County School District
Charles F Hard Elementary School
2801 Arlington Ave
Bessemer, AL 35020
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bessemer City School District
Jonesboro Elementary School
125 Owen Ave
Bessemer, AL 35020
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bessemer City School District
Abrams Elementary School
1200 23rd St North
Bessemer, AL 35020
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bessemer City School District
Lipscomb Elementary School
5605 10th St South
Lipscomb, AL 35020
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Jefferson County School District
James a Davis Middle School
1224 Clarendon Ave
Bessemer, AL 35020
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Bessemer City School District
New Horizon Alternative School
1701 6th Ave North
Bessemer, AL 35020
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Bessemer City School District
Beulah Baptist Christian School
1022 2nd Ave N
Bessemer, AL 35020
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
New Life Christian School of Excellence
1622 7th Ave N
Bessemer, AL 35020
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Jesus Christian Daycare and School
1732 11th Ave N
Bessemer, AL 35020
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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