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ZIP Code 36278

Primary City:Wedowee, AL (View All Cities)
County: Randolph County
Timezone: Central (9:50pm)
Coordinates:33.3, -85.5
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 36278

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 36278. 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 36278. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 36278, 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:
Wedowee, AL
Unacceptable:
Corinth, Haywood, Malone

Stats and Demographics for the 36278 ZIP Code

ZIP code 36278 is located in east Alabama 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 36278 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 36278 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,366
Population Density 33 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,963
Median Home Value $118,400
Land Area 132.93 sq mi
Water Area 1.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,819
Median Household Income $33,967

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 47

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male128127133144108112103118150141157187175153112663340
Female11611613611985113105120132154161187197132123835941
Total2442432692631932252082382822953183743722852351499281

Gender

 Male 2,187 50%
 Female 2,179 50%
Gender

Race

 White 3,337 76.4%
 Black Or African American 812 18.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 18 0.4%
 Asian 11 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 141 3.2%
 Two Or More Races 46 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1310519224637929814146
Renter2676856153483020
Total3918127730743234617166

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 991 54%
 Single Guardian 317 17%
 Singles 473 26%
 Singles With Roommate 38 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,327 73%
 Households with Kids 492 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2725172624212529283422302324362827302332
Female2421272824281522272822253427172534241920
Total5146445448494051556244555751535361544252

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 36278 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 36278 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 36278 real estate data, the median home value of $118,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 36278. Rentals in 36278 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 36278 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,318 99%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 48 1%
 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 689 23%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 731 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 399 13%
 Households Vacant 1,144 39%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 92 8.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 0.5%
 For Sale Only 103 9.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 1.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 757 66.2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 175 15.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 45 10%
 1 Bedroom 23 5%
 2 Bedroom 176 40%
 3+ Bedroom 192 44%
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 $33,967 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 36278 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 36278 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 36278 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. Most commuters in 36278 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 941 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 759 23%
 No Earnings 1,640 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 941 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 759 23%
 No Earnings 1,640 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,338 87.3%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 8 0.5%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 160 10.4%
 Worked at Home 26 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. 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 484 33.6%
 High School Graduate 661 45.9%
 Associate's degree 82 5.7%
 Bachelor's degree 137 9.5%
 Master's degree 59 4.1%
 Professional school degree 3 0.2%
 Doctorate degree 14 1.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 520 70.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 111 15.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 106 14.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 36278

ZIP Code 36278 is in the Randolph County School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 36278.

Wedowee Middle School
896 Woodland Ave West
Wedowee, AL 36278
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Randolph County School District
Wedowee Elementary School
940 Woodland Ave West
Wedowee, AL 36278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Randolph County School District
Randolph County High School
465 Woodland Ave
Wedowee, AL 36278
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Randolph County School District
Randolph-Roanoke Career Tech Center
960 Main St South
Wedowee, AL 36278
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Randolph County School District
Randolph-Roanoke Career Tech Center
960 Main St South
Wedowee, AL 36278
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Roanoke City School District

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