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ZIP Code 38642

Primary City:Lamar, MS (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (12:37pm)
Coordinates:34.9, -89.3
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 38642

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 38642. 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 38642. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 38642, 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:
Lamar, MS
Unacceptable:
Earlygrove, Slayden

Stats and Demographics for the 38642 ZIP Code

ZIP code 38642 is located in north Mississippi 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 38642 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 families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 38642 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,321
Population Density 28 people per sq mi
Housing Units 959
Median Home Value $93,500
Land Area 83.14 sq mi
Water Area 0.20 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 834
Median Household Income $36,111

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male996777928075686175921036164392921138
Female8380849076737066738211768714940282423
Total1821471611821561481381271481742201291358869493731

Gender

 Male 1,124 48%
 Female 1,197 52%
Gender

Race

 White 912 39.3%
 Black Or African American 1,356 58.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 2 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 34 1.5%
 Two Or More Races 16 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1366111177140925923
Renter11392642151082
Total241051372191551026725

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 378 45%
 Single Guardian 235 28%
 Singles 185 22%
 Singles With Roommate 36 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 526 63%
 Households with Kids 308 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1521241913131217121311221516211916181813
Female1317251110191718161713202014111628231210
Total2838493023322935283024423530323544413023

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 38642 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 38642 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 38642 real estate data, the median home value of $93,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 38642 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 38642 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 38642 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,321 100%
 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 400 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 281 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 153 16%
 Households Vacant 125 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 33 26%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 2%
 For Sale Only 8 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 19 15%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 59 47%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 28 35%
 2 Bedroom 15 19%
 3+ Bedroom 38 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 $36,111 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 38642 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. In 38642 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 505 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 481 29%
 No Earnings 653 40%
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 505 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 481 29%
 No Earnings 653 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 869 92%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 73 8%
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 136 27%
 High School Graduate 324 63%
 Associate's degree 13 3%
 Bachelor's degree 39 8%
 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 324 64%
 Enrolled in Private School 153 30%
 Not Enrolled in School 30 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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