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ZIP Code 39851

Primary City:Fort Gaines, GA (View All Cities)
County: Clay County
Timezone: Eastern (6:37am)
Area code: 229 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:31.7, -85.0
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 39851

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 39851. 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 39851. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 39851, 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:
Fort Gaines, GA

Stats and Demographics for the 39851 ZIP Code

ZIP code 39851 is located in southwest Georgia 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 39851 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 39851 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,388
Population Density 20 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,611
Median Home Value $82,500
Land Area 121.79 sq mi
Water Area 20.84 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 999
Median Household Income $19,423

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male866870836348465334648592976751352318
Female81838865707064536682921041216661474448
Total167151158148133118110106100146177196218133112826766

Gender

 Male 1,083 45%
 Female 1,305 55%
Gender

Race

 White 784 32.8%
 Black Or African American 1,557 65.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 8 0.3%
 Asian 4 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 4 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 30 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner650671271851419033
Renter2648486561271510
Total329811519224616810543

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 349 35%
 Single Guardian 292 29%
 Singles 330 33%
 Singles With Roommate 28 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 711 71%
 Households with Kids 288 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male15102321141216131317217151091822201419
Female201816151913131721211818141791515151114
Total3528393633252930343839252927183337352533

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 39851 has an extremely large 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 39851 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 39851 real estate data, the median home value of $82,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 39851 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 39851 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 39851 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,330 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 58 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 299 19%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 400 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 300 19%
 Households Vacant 612 38%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 50 8.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.5%
 For Sale Only 23 3.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 1.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 403 65.8%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 124 20.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 8 2%
 1 Bedroom 85 24%
 2 Bedroom 119 34%
 3+ Bedroom 139 40%
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 $19,423 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 39851 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 39851 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 400 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 287 17%
 No Earnings 989 59%
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 400 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 287 17%
 No Earnings 989 59%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 519 92%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 8 1%
 Worked at Home 35 6%
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 151 25%
 High School Graduate 377 61%
 Associate's degree 48 8%
 Bachelor's degree 21 3%
 Master's degree 17 3%
 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 420 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 8 2%
 Not Enrolled in School 82 16%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 39851

ZIP Code 39851 is in the Clay County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 39851.

Clay County Middle School
200 Hobbs Ln
Fort Gaines, GA 39851
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Clay County School District
Clay County Elementary
200 Hobbs Ln
Fort Gaines, GA 39851
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Clay County School District

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