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ZIP Code 46394

Primary City:Whiting, IN (View All Cities)
County: Lake County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (9:00pm)
Area code: 219 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.68, -87.50
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 46394

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 46394. 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 46394. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 46394, 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:
Whiting, IN
Unacceptable:
Robertsdale

Stats and Demographics for the 46394 ZIP Code

ZIP code 46394 is located in northwest Indiana and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 46394 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 small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 46394 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,258
Population Density 3,761 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,513
Median Home Value $110,800
Land Area 3.26 sq mi
Water Area 1.65 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,909
Median Household Income $48,580

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male40843235646839341841836243045250240934818716212211087
Female387387349428378409412378376437513379337243195177186223
Total7958197058967718278307408068891,015788685430357299296310

Gender

 Male 6,064 49%
 Female 6,194 51%
Gender

Race

 White 9,660 78.8%
 Black Or African American 433 3.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 67 0.5%
 Asian 79 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.1%
 Other Race 1,717 14.0%
 Two Or More Races 295 2.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner27282476732615395344197
Renter1264413793902601308431
Total1537238551,122875525428228

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,898 39%
 Single Guardian 1,116 23%
 Singles 1,586 32%
 Singles With Roommate 309 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,386 69%
 Households with Kids 1,523 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7071879384659583105727267658088911001058479
Female67958080847374777970826859707011286718984
Total137166167173168138169160184142154135124150158203186176173163

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 46394 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 46394 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 46394 real estate data, the median home value of $110,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 46394. Rentals in 46394 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 46394 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,178 99.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 71 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 9 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,944 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,124 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,841 33%
 Households Vacant 604 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 88 15%
 Rented & Unoccupied 12 2%
 For Sale Only 89 15%
 Sold & Unoccupied 29 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 16 3%
 For Migrant Workers 20 3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 350 58%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 18 1%
 1 Bedroom 256 18%
 2 Bedroom 788 56%
 3+ Bedroom 343 24%
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 $48,580 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 46394 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 46394 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. Most commuters in 46394 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,692 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,290 23%
 No Earnings 3,929 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 3,692 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,290 23%
 No Earnings 3,929 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,819 90%
 Public transportation 199 4%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 269 5%
 Worked at Home 61 1%
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. 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 642 15.2%
 High School Graduate 2,737 64.6%
 Associate's degree 190 4.5%
 Bachelor's degree 475 11.2%
 Master's degree 150 3.5%
 Professional school degree 19 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 21 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,830 75%
 Enrolled in Private School 350 14%
 Not Enrolled in School 249 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 46394

ZIP Code 46394 is in the School City of Hammond School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 46394.

George Rogers Clark MD/High School
1921 Davis Ave
Whiting, IN 46394
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: School City of Hammond School District
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
1000 116th St
Whiting, IN 46394
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: School City of Hammond School District
Whiting Middle School
1800 New York Ave
Whiting, IN 46394
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Whiting School City School District
Nathan Hale Elementary School
1831 Oliver St
Whiting, IN 46394
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Whiting School City School District
Whiting High School
1751 Oliver St
Whiting, IN 46394
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Whiting School City School District
St John the Baptist Catholic School
1844 Lincoln Ave
Whiting, IN 46394
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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