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ZIP Code 42259

Primary City:Mammoth Cave, KY (View All Cities)
County: Edmonson County
Timezone: Eastern (12:29pm)
Area code: 270 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.2, -86.2
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 42259

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 42259. 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 42259. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 42259, 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:
Mammoth Cave, KY
Acceptable:
Mammoth Cave National Park, Ollie

Stats and Demographics for the 42259 ZIP Code

ZIP code 42259 is located in south 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 42259 are primarily white. The number of young adults 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 families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 42259 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,281
Population Density 39 people per sq mi
Housing Units 857
Median Home Value $70,300
Land Area 32.84 sq mi
Water Area 0.98 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 463
Median Household Income $26,389

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male302222144922532322639555046382522147
Female15312751422924302947554144411817163
Total455349195134545662558611091907943393010

Gender

 Male 721 56%
 Female 560 44%
Gender

Race

 White 1,143 89.2%
 Black Or African American 126 9.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.3%
 Asian 2 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 5 0.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner42847949466436
Renter5181216131241
Total9465911010778477

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 263 57%
 Single Guardian 57 12%
 Singles 114 25%
 Singles With Roommate 29 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 352 76%
 Households with Kids 111 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male76104435643184682024524036
Female3324711616457749510171012
Total10912811141171076151110172534695048

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 42259 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 42259 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1970s. Looking at 42259 real estate data, the median home value of $70,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 42259 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 42259 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 42259 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,061 82.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 3 0.2%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 217 16.9%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 215 25%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 167 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 81 9%
 Households Vacant 394 46%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 9 2.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.8%
 For Sale Only 10 2.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 0.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 334 84.8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 36 9.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 19 15%
 3+ Bedroom 104 85%
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 $26,389 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 42259 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. 42259 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 42259. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 241 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 310 31%
 No Earnings 453 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 241 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 310 31%
 No Earnings 453 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 222 61%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 129 36%
 Worked at Home 11 3%
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 69 20%
 High School Graduate 208 59%
 Associate's degree 33 9%
 Bachelor's degree 35 10%
 Master's degree 5 1%
 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 132 76%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 41 24%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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