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ZIP Code 35603

Primary City:Decatur, AL (View All Cities)
County: Morgan County
Timezone: Central (8:38am)
Area code: 256 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.5, -87.0
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 35603

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 35603. 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 35603. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 35603, 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:
Decatur, AL

Stats and Demographics for the 35603 ZIP Code

ZIP code 35603 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 35603 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 slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 35603 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 30,545
Population Density 434 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,386
Median Home Value $164,600
Land Area 70.36 sq mi
Water Area 6.68 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,554
Median Household Income $52,382

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9371,0361,0561,0208708868829229821,1811,0921,039892737505346219118
Female9579741,0001,0149149609499741,1011,2311,2041,0561,064779622488303235
Total1,8942,0102,0562,0341,7841,8461,8311,8962,0832,4122,2962,0951,9561,5161,127834522353

Gender

 Male 14,720 48%
 Female 15,825 52%
Gender

Race

 White 24,497 80.2%
 Black Or African American 3,899 12.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 237 0.8%
 Asian 368 1.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 971 3.2%
 Two Or More Races 564 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner998441,4812,1201,9681,384767133
Renter481948699608411314194103
Total5801,7922,1802,7282,3791,698961236

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,884 55%
 Single Guardian 2,006 16%
 Singles 3,241 26%
 Singles With Roommate 423 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,399 67%
 Households with Kids 4,155 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male190204188194222213205211185239194228192203211222220201166203
Female206203194180196182204186206197217195197194210216225190173172
Total396407382374418395409397391436411423389397421438445391339375

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 35603 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 35603 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 35603 real estate data, the median home value of $164,600 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 35603. Rentals in 35603 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 35603 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 30,432 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 77 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 36 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,206 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,590 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,758 28%
 Households Vacant 832 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 327 39%
 Rented & Unoccupied 13 2%
 For Sale Only 206 25%
 Sold & Unoccupied 32 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 56 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 198 24%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 29 0.8%
 1 Bedroom 802 21.9%
 2 Bedroom 1,896 51.8%
 3+ Bedroom 936 25.6%
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 $52,382 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 35603 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 35603 can expect to fall in that range. 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 9,872 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,583 27%
 No Earnings 7,875 32%
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 9,872 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,583 27%
 No Earnings 7,875 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,755 96.3%
 Public transportation 20 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 12 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 226 1.6%
 Worked at Home 266 1.9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 986 10%
 High School Graduate 4,905 50%
 Associate's degree 716 7%
 Bachelor's degree 2,088 21%
 Master's degree 688 7%
 Professional school degree 268 3%
 Doctorate degree 138 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,714 79.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 840 14.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 351 5.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 35603

ZIP Code 35603 is in the Decatur City School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 35603.

Cedar Ridge Middle School
2715 Danville Rd SW
Decatur, AL 35603
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Decatur City School District
Priceville Jr High School
317 Hwy 67 South
Decatur, AL 35603
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Morgan County School District
Frances Nungester Elementary School
726 Tammy St SW
Decatur, AL 35603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Julian Harris Elementary School
1922 McAuliffe Dr SW
Decatur, AL 35603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Chestnut Grove Elementary School
3205 Cedarhurst Dr SW
Decatur, AL 35603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Priceville Elementary School
438 Cave Springs Rd
Priceville, AL 35603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Morgan County School District
Priceville High School
317 Hwy 67 South
Decatur, AL 35603
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Morgan County School District
St Ann School
3910a Spring Ave SW
Decatur, AL 35603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Decatur Heritage Christian Academy
3802 Spring Ave SW
Decatur, AL 35603
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Cornerstone Christian School
3211 Spring Ave SW
Decatur, AL 35603
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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