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ZIP Code 42501

Primary City:Somerset, KY (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Somerset
County: Pulaski County
Timezone: Eastern (3:57am)
Area code: 606 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.1, -84.5
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 42501

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 42501. 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 42501. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 42501, 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:
Somerset, KY
Acceptable:
Acorn, Alcalde, Elihu, Poplarville, Public, Ruth, Stab, Walnut Grove

Stats and Demographics for the 42501 ZIP Code

ZIP code 42501 is located in southeast Kentucky 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 42501 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 42501 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,592
Population Density 88 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,533
Median Home Value $89,300
Land Area 199.78 sq mi
Water Area 3.86 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,313
Median Household Income $28,507

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male585560476562443509504560564609621565469366309248168117
Female594536516526516559486584581648686635593455413378295356
Total1,1791,0969921,0889591,0689901,1441,1451,2571,3071,2001,062821722626463473

Gender

 Male 8,235 47%
 Female 9,357 53%
Gender

Race

 White 16,581 94.3%
 Black Or African American 376 2.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 51 0.3%
 Asian 80 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.1%
 Other Race 223 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 271 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner90417718936955769559217
Renter28752751047940023015366
Total3779441,2281,4151,355999712283

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,266 45%
 Single Guardian 1,383 19%
 Singles 2,325 32%
 Singles With Roommate 339 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,111 70%
 Households with Kids 2,202 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male931261201201051041321031161178988101811141261131228794
Female1151201131251279810410899100102119999610411883105116101
Total208246233245232202236211215217191207200177218244196227203195

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 42501 has a slightly less 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 42501 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 42501 real estate data, the median home value of $89,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 42501 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 42501 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 42501 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 16,970 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 418 2%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 204 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,641 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,020 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,652 31%
 Households Vacant 1,220 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 350 29%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 1%
 For Sale Only 136 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 69 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 267 22%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 383 31%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 54 2%
 1 Bedroom 593 20%
 2 Bedroom 1,209 41%
 3+ Bedroom 1,073 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 $28,507 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 42501 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 42501 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 42501 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 4,460 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,899 21%
 No Earnings 6,656 47%
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 4,460 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,899 21%
 No Earnings 6,656 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,079 96%
 Public transportation 56 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 154 2%
 Worked at Home 66 1%
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 1,270 24%
 High School Graduate 2,812 53%
 Associate's degree 465 9%
 Bachelor's degree 420 8%
 Master's degree 111 2%
 Professional school degree 121 2%
 Doctorate degree 61 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,132 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 108 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 567 15%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 42501

ZIP Code 42501 is in the Pulaski County School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 42501.

Pulaski County Day Treatment Center
67 Parkers Mill Rd
Somerset, KY 42501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Pulaski County School District
Southern Elementary School
198 Enterprise Dr
Somerset, KY 42501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pulaski County School District
Southern Middle School
200 Enterprise Dr
Somerset, KY 42501
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Pulaski County School District
Hopkins Elementary School
210 May St
Somerset, KY 42501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Somerset Independent School District
Meece Middle School
210 Barnett St
Somerset, KY 42501
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Somerset Independent School District
Somerset High School
301college St
Somerset, KY 42501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Somerset Independent School District
Kentucky Tech - Somerset Campus
230 Airport Rd
Somerset, KY 42501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Somerset Independent School District
Somerset Technical College
230 Airport Rd
Somerset, KY 42501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Somerset Independent School District

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