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ZIP Code 36862

Primary City:Lafayette, AL (View All Cities)
County: Chambers County
Timezone: Central (7:33am)
Area code: 334 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.9, -85.4
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 36862

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 36862. 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 36862. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 36862, 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:
Lafayette, AL
Unacceptable:
Laf Ayette

Stats and Demographics for the 36862 ZIP Code

ZIP code 36862 is located in east Alabama and covers a large 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 36862 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 36862 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,623
Population Density 28 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,061
Median Home Value $82,600
Land Area 239.66 sq mi
Water Area 0.95 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,620
Median Household Income $30,795

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male157226183207223186190160202236304243222133104794644
Female17920820421616218616519622523430624523119414914598135
Total336434387423385372355356427470610488453327253224144179

Gender

 Male 3,145 47%
 Female 3,478 53%
Gender

Race

 White 2,782 42.0%
 Black Or African American 3,724 56.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.0%
 Asian 15 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 37 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 62 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3113625543744330619375
Renter48131130154119884727
Total79267385591562394240102

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,041 40%
 Single Guardian 743 28%
 Singles 737 28%
 Singles With Roommate 99 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,846 70%
 Households with Kids 774 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3031402530414948583633314241424235385046
Female3031463544404240424038413946663442393552
Total606286607481918810076717281871087677778598

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 36862 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 36862 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 36862 real estate data, the median home value of $82,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 36862 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 36862 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 $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 36862 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,364 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 137 2%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 122 2%
 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 959 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 917 30%
 Renter Occupied Households 744 24%
 Households Vacant 441 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 98 22.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 0.9%
 For Sale Only 25 5.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 2.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 76 17.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 225 51.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 18 2%
 1 Bedroom 103 13%
 2 Bedroom 306 38%
 3+ Bedroom 384 47%
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 $30,795 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 36862 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, 36862 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. However, that is not the case in 36862. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. 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 1,652 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,025 20%
 No Earnings 2,470 48%
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 1,652 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,025 20%
 No Earnings 2,470 48%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,115 97.3%
 Public transportation 11 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 18 0.8%
 Worked at Home 30 1.4%
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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 670 33%
 High School Graduate 1,076 52%
 Associate's degree 64 3%
 Bachelor's degree 165 8%
 Master's degree 85 4%
 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 791 69.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 205 18.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 140 12.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 36862

ZIP Code 36862 is in the Chambers County School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 36862.

John P Powell Middle School
621 1st St SE
Lafayette, AL 36862
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Chambers County School District
Lafayette Eastside Elementary School
300 Ave a SE
Lafayette, AL 36862
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chambers County School District
Lafayette High School
214 1st Ave SE
Lafayette, AL 36862
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Chambers County School District
Chambers County Career Tech Center
Area Vacational Center Dr
Lafayette, AL 36862
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Chambers County School District
Chambers Academy
15048 Us Highway 431
Lafayette, AL 36862
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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