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ZIP Code 35979

Primary City:Higdon, AL (View All Cities)
County: Dekalb County
Timezone: Central (2:16am)
Area code: 256 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.83, -85.61
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 35979

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 35979. 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 35979. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 35979, 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:
Higdon, AL

Stats and Demographics for the 35979 ZIP Code

ZIP code 35979 is located in northeast 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 35979 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 small number of single adults and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 35979 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,398
Population Density 134 people per sq mi
Housing Units 565
Median Home Value $56,700
Land Area 10.47 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 514
Median Household Income $33,750

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 37

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male415661483647354562583050434325825
Female36506054364250584946274450482311118
Total771061211027289851031111045794939148191313

Gender

 Male 695 50%
 Female 703 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,335 95.5%
 Black Or African American 3 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 23 1.6%
 Asian 1 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 7 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 29 2.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner105193698685208
Renter7201717181111
Total17711108610496219

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 318 62%
 Single Guardian 79 15%
 Singles 99 19%
 Singles With Roommate 18 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 319 62%
 Households with Kids 195 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male101010599101810121311101591098126
Female7769857131710141314971412111010
Total1717161417141731272227242424162421192216

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 35979 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 35979 were primarily built in the 1990s. Looking at 35979 real estate data, the median home value of $56,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 35979 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 35979 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 35979 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,398 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 205 36%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 217 38%
 Renter Occupied Households 92 16%
 Households Vacant 51 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 4 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 10%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 7 14%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 34 67%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 17 35%
 3+ Bedroom 31 65%
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 $33,750 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 35979 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 35979 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 35979 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 174 18%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 296 31%
 No Earnings 476 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 174 18%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 296 31%
 No Earnings 476 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 340 86%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 42 11%
 Worked at Home 13 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 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 144 33%
 High School Graduate 242 55%
 Associate's degree 35 8%
 Bachelor's degree 17 4%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 273 73%
 Enrolled in Private School 53 14%
 Not Enrolled in School 47 13%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 35979

ZIP Code 35979 is in the Jackson County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 35979.

North Sand Mt School
29333 Al Hwy 71
Higdon, AL 35979
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Jackson County School District

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