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ZIP Code 42078

Primary City:Salem, KY (View All Cities)
County: Livingston County
Timezone: Eastern (4:19pm)
Area code: 270 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.3, -88.3
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 42078

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 42078. 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 42078. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 42078, 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:
Salem, KY
Acceptable:
Lola

Stats and Demographics for the 42078 ZIP Code

ZIP code 42078 is located in southwest Kentucky 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 42078 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 42078 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,852
Population Density 22 people per sq mi
Housing Units 949
Median Home Value $71,700
Land Area 85.90 sq mi
Water Area 0.98 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 786
Median Household Income $32,404

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 47Male Median Age: 46Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male435151454137584464636963757846371921
Female405350514242524057726157807651423051
Total831041019683791108412113513012015515497794972

Gender

 Male 905 49%
 Female 947 51%
Gender

Race

 White 1,817 98.1%
 Black Or African American 7 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 8 0.4%
 Asian 2 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 17 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner848941151361407630
Renter11342128171396
Total19821151431531538536

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 415 53%
 Single Guardian 109 14%
 Singles 235 30%
 Singles With Roommate 27 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 582 74%
 Households with Kids 204 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male781111681115111011810129698138
Female104910121595121113611910111213510
Total1712202118232020232124142121191721211818

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 42078 has a slightly higher 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 42078 were primarily built in the 1960s. Looking at 42078 real estate data, the median home value of $71,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 42078 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 42078 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 42078 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,783 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 69 4%
 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 306 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 341 36%
 Renter Occupied Households 139 15%
 Households Vacant 163 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 5 3.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.6%
 For Sale Only 10 6.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 4.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 53 32.5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 87 53.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 32 24%
 2 Bedroom 41 31%
 3+ Bedroom 61 46%
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 $32,404 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 42078 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. Most commuters in 42078 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 406 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 308 20%
 No Earnings 854 54%
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 406 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 308 20%
 No Earnings 854 54%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 539 90.7%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 4 0.7%
 Worked at Home 51 8.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 110 15.6%
 High School Graduate 494 70.2%
 Associate's degree 36 5.1%
 Bachelor's degree 25 3.6%
 Master's degree 32 4.5%
 Professional school degree 2 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 5 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 241 67.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 39 10.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 77 21.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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