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ZIP Code 38851

Primary City:Houston, MS (View All Cities)
County: Chickasaw County
Timezone: Central (4:16am)
Area code: 662 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.9, -89.0
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 38851

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 38851. 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 38851. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 38851, 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:
Houston, MS
Unacceptable:
Buena Vista, Pyland, Sonora, Thorn

Stats and Demographics for the 38851 ZIP Code

ZIP code 38851 is located in northeast Mississippi 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 38851 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 large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 38851 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,408
Population Density 38 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,568
Median Home Value $64,800
Land Area 220.78 sq mi
Water Area 0.66 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,151
Median Household Income $32,692

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3283273143212372822452522342622672452031641311115531
Female339324299293269277260231283310287287231184164141101119
Total667651613614506559505483517572554532434348295252156150

Gender

 Male 4,009 48%
 Female 4,399 52%
Gender

Race

 White 5,041 60.0%
 Black Or African American 2,910 34.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 17 0.2%
 Asian 36 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 311 3.7%
 Two Or More Races 91 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3824938250748735126876
Renter9422216011595633212
Total13247154262258241430088

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,478 47%
 Single Guardian 777 25%
 Singles 823 26%
 Singles With Roommate 73 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,943 62%
 Households with Kids 1,208 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7376576538716873777257784859728055506450
Female6975666965736263614757666762506657685254
Total142151123134103144130136138119114144115121122146112118116104

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 38851 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 38851 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 38851 real estate data, the median home value of $64,800 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 38851 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 38851 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 38851 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,272 98.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 70 0.8%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 66 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,194 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,164 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 793 22%
 Households Vacant 417 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 129 31%
 Rented & Unoccupied 19 5%
 For Sale Only 55 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 58 14%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 73 18%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 83 20%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 29 3%
 1 Bedroom 118 13%
 2 Bedroom 401 46%
 3+ Bedroom 328 37%
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 $32,692 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 38851 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. Most commuters in 38851 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,410 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,503 23%
 No Earnings 2,583 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 2,410 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,503 23%
 No Earnings 2,583 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,165 95%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 96 3%
 Worked at Home 70 2%
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 807 31.8%
 High School Graduate 1,347 53.0%
 Associate's degree 84 3.3%
 Bachelor's degree 206 8.1%
 Master's degree 52 2.0%
 Professional school degree 30 1.2%
 Doctorate degree 15 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,532 86%
 Enrolled in Private School 52 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 194 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 38851

ZIP Code 38851 is in the Houston School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 38851.

Houston High School
634 Starkville Rd
Houston, MS 38851
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Houston School District
Houston Middle School
632a Starkville Rd
Houston, MS 38851
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Houston School District
Houston Lower Elementary
123 Starkville St
Houston, MS 38851
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Houston School District
Houston Upper Elementary
452 Pittsboro St
Houston, MS 38851
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Houston School District
Houston Vocational Center
634a Starkville Rd
Houston, MS 38851
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Houston School District

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