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ZIP Code 36540

Primary City:Gainestown, AL (View All Cities)
County: Clarke County
Timezone: Central (10:42pm)
Coordinates:31.48, -87.66
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 36540

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 36540. 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 36540. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 36540, 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:
Gainestown, AL

Stats and Demographics for the 36540 ZIP Code

ZIP code 36540 is located in southwest 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 36540 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 extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 36540 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 691
Population Density 16 people per sq mi
Housing Units 303
Median Home Value $84,200
Land Area 44.20 sq mi
Water Area 0.84 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 253
Median Household Income $42,917

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male21163435201122133232231820128732
Female192333352121242633252022271314330
Total4039677041324639655743404725221062

Gender

 Male 329 48%
 Female 362 52%
Gender

Race

 White 204 29.5%
 Black Or African American 479 69.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 0.9%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 2 0.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner22755614828121
Renter01644211
Total22861655230132

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 120 47%
 Single Guardian 73 29%
 Singles 55 22%
 Singles With Roommate 5 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 145 57%
 Households with Kids 108 43%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2638517214412687413568
Female1011233836566889710546
Total127410841557910181416161123101014

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 36540 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 36540 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 36540 real estate data, the median home value of $84,200 is low 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 36540. Rentals in 36540 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 36540 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 691 100%
 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 89 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 145 48%
 Renter Occupied Households 19 6%
 Households Vacant 50 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 1 2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 30 60%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 18 36%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 19 68%
 2 Bedroom 0 0%
 3+ Bedroom 9 32%
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 $42,917 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 36540 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 36540 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 36540 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. More commuters in 36540 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 165 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 137 26%
 No Earnings 231 43%
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 165 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 137 26%
 No Earnings 231 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 248 84%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 49 16%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
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.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 63 31%
 High School Graduate 139 69%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 0 0%
 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 164 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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