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ZIP Code 38242

Primary City:Paris, TN (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (4:23pm)
Coordinates:36.3, -88.4
ZIP (~15 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 38242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 38242. 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 38242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 38242, 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:
Paris, TN

Stats and Demographics for the 38242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 38242 is located in northwest 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 38242 are primarily white. The number of seniors is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 38242 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 20,151
Population Density 109 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,420
Median Home Value $93,800
Land Area 184.49 sq mi
Water Area 1.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,395
Median Household Income $32,761

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male646663653605508513550545640660725632623507411301197135
Female688626601610546570557625656740704739694609521438329384
Total1,3341,2891,2541,2151,0541,0831,1071,1701,2961,4001,4291,3711,3171,116932739526519

Gender

 Male 9,514 47%
 Female 10,637 53%
Gender

Race

 White 17,249 85.6%
 Black Or African American 2,274 11.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 57 0.3%
 Asian 78 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 96 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 391 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner694928021,1201,2921,106715214
Renter255550463473345226168105
Total3241,0421,2651,5931,6371,332883319

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,850 46%
 Single Guardian 1,629 19%
 Singles 2,519 30%
 Singles With Roommate 397 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,853 70%
 Households with Kids 2,542 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1111341271431321281411411211171261251441411191411361129796
Female125148151147131121129120125133130116121101122143117119109108
Total236282278290263249270261246250256241265242241284253231206204

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 38242 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 38242 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 38242 real estate data, the median home value of $93,800 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 38242. Rentals in 38242 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 $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 38242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 19,708 97.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 166 0.8%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 251 1.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 26 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,327 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,483 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,585 27%
 Households Vacant 1,025 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 258 25.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 0.7%
 For Sale Only 141 13.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 80 7.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 106 10.3%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 432 42.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 92 3%
 1 Bedroom 369 14%
 2 Bedroom 1,127 42%
 3+ Bedroom 1,127 42%
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 $32,761 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 38242 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 38242 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 5,277 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,293 21%
 No Earnings 7,133 45%
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 5,277 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,293 21%
 No Earnings 7,133 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,810 94.3%
 Public transportation 24 0.3%
 Taxicab 14 0.2%
 Motorcycle 5 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 152 2.1%
 Worked at Home 213 3.0%
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. 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 1,249 20%
 High School Graduate 3,865 60%
 Associate's degree 136 2%
 Bachelor's degree 518 8%
 Master's degree 410 6%
 Professional school degree 104 2%
 Doctorate degree 116 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,211 89.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 127 3.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 258 7.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 38242

ZIP Code 38242 is in the Paris School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 38242.

Paris Elementary
650 B Volunteer Dr
Paris, TN 38242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Paris School District
W G Rhea Elementary
115 South Wilson St
Paris, TN 38242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Paris School District
W O Inman Middle School
400 Harrison St
Paris, TN 38242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Paris School District
E. W. Grove School
215 Grove Bl
Paris, TN 38242
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Henry County School District
Henry County High School
315 South Wilson St
Paris, TN 38242
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Henry County School District
Paris First Christian Academy
2512 W Wood St
Paris, TN 38242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Lakeside Christian Academy
2920 Highway 641 N
Paris, TN 38242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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