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ZIP Code 47809

Primary City:Terre Haute, IN (View All Cities)
Organization:Indiana State University
ZIP Type: Unique
County: Vigo County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (4:55am)
Area code: 812 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.472, -87.401
ZIP (~400 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 47809

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 47809. 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 47809. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 47809, 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:
Terre Haute, IN
Indiana State University

Stats and Demographics for the 47809 ZIP Code

ZIP code 47809 is located in west Indiana and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 47809 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 47809 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,687
Population Density 15,314 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1
Land Area 0.18 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 20Male Median Age: 20Female Median Age: 20

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


 Male 1,187 44%
 Female 1,500 56%


 White 1,977 73.6%
 Black Or African American 586 21.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 34 1.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.1%
 Other Race 22 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 64 2.4%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 0 0%
 Single Guardian 0 0%
 Singles 1 100%
 Singles With Roommate 0 0%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 1
 Households without Kids 1 100%
 Households with Kids 0 0%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 47809 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1 0.0%
 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 2,686 100.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 0 0%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 0 0%
 Renter Occupied Households 1 100%
 Households Vacant 0 0%
Housing Occupancy

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

ZIP 47809 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 47809 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. The commute in 47809 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 148 5%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,137 76%
 No Earnings 542 19%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 148 5%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,137 76%
 No Earnings 542 19%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 395 33%
 Public transportation 31 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 690 58%
 Worked at Home 68 6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 47809 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 0 0%
 High School Graduate 48 69%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 14 20%
 Master's degree 8 11%
 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 25 78%
 Enrolled in Private School 7 22%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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