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ZIP Code 37879

Primary City:Tazewell, TN (View All Cities)
County: Claiborne County
Timezone: Eastern (9:17pm)
Area code: 423 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.5, -83.5
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 37879

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 37879. 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 37879. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 37879, 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:
Tazewell, TN

Stats and Demographics for the 37879 ZIP Code

ZIP code 37879 is located in northeast Tennessee 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 37879 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 higher than average number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 37879 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,634
Population Density 61 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,031
Median Home Value $94,900
Land Area 174.33 sq mi
Water Area 3.22 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,357
Median Household Income $33,099

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3044023433292742663253574013734003633523022031227654
Female284282321357302291311374384384391425355282221191105128
Total588684664686576557636731785757791788707584424313181182

Gender

 Male 5,246 49%
 Female 5,388 51%
Gender

Race

 White 10,346 97.3%
 Black Or African American 104 1.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 24 0.2%
 Asian 25 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 20 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 115 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner6231657766270458629598
Renter1041842341871481196021
Total166500811849852705355119

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,306 53%
 Single Guardian 736 17%
 Singles 1,152 26%
 Singles With Roommate 163 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,000 69%
 Households with Kids 1,357 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male6053736389766977916380615881736176566353
Female6058506264674952506071645373627981716449
Total120111123125153143118129141123151125111154135140157127127102

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 37879 has a slightly less than average 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 37879 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 37879 real estate data, the median home value of $94,900 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 37879. Rentals in 37879 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 37879 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 10,549 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 77 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 8 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,629 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,671 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,057 21%
 Households Vacant 674 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 107 15.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 0.3%
 For Sale Only 86 12.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 16 2.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 116 17.2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 347 51.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 118 11%
 2 Bedroom 543 52%
 3+ Bedroom 376 36%
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 $33,099 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 37879 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. 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 37879 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 3,059 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,706 19%
 No Earnings 4,151 47%
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 3,059 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,706 19%
 No Earnings 4,151 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,728 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 98 2%
 Worked at Home 195 5%
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 954 26.9%
 High School Graduate 2,181 61.4%
 Associate's degree 93 2.6%
 Bachelor's degree 258 7.3%
 Master's degree 42 1.2%
 Professional school degree 23 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,786 79%
 Enrolled in Private School 314 14%
 Not Enrolled in School 150 7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 37879

ZIP Code 37879 is in the Claiborne County School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 37879.

Soldiers Memorial Middle School
1510 Legion St
Tazewell, TN 37879
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Claiborne County School District
Springdale Elementary
1915 Hwy 25e South
Tazewell, TN 37879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Claiborne County School District
Claiborne Adult High School
1403 Tazewell Rd
Tazewell, TN 37879
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Claiborne County School District

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