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ZIP Code 47838

Primary City:Carlisle, IN (View All Cities)
County: Sullivan County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (11:21am)
Area code: 812 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.0, -87.4
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 47838

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 47838. 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 47838. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 47838, 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:
Carlisle, IN
Unacceptable:
Bucktown, Haddon, Pleasantville

Stats and Demographics for the 47838 ZIP Code

ZIP code 47838 is located in southwest Indiana 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 47838 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is small. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 47838 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,081
Population Density 39 people per sq mi
Housing Units 877
Median Home Value $98,200
Land Area 105.43 sq mi
Water Area 0.59 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 768
Median Household Income $52,936

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male604476195334422401337311321217128748143271916
Female576758696563514763696663666633321327
Total11711113426439948545238437439028319114014776593243

Gender

 Male 3,106 76%
 Female 975 24%
Gender

Race

 White 3,078 75.4%
 Black Or African American 933 22.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 12 0.3%
 Asian 1 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 35 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 21 0.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1155851411031176327
Renter18422629221964
Total29971111701251366931

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 451 59%
 Single Guardian 99 13%
 Singles 197 26%
 Singles With Roommate 21 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 515 67%
 Households with Kids 253 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male191013101487961220121715152156505356
Female8108181615121410121110101517721141013
Total2720212830231923162431222730322877646369

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 47838 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 47838 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 47838 real estate data, the median home value of $98,200 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 47838. Rentals in 47838 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 47838 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,925 47%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 2,156 53%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 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 350 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 252 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 166 19%
 Households Vacant 109 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 25 23%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Sale Only 9 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 16 15%
 For Migrant Workers 4 4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 47 43%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 33 21%
 2 Bedroom 56 35%
 3+ Bedroom 70 44%
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 $52,936 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 47838 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 47838 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 617 17%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 310 8%
 No Earnings 2,733 75%
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 617 17%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 310 8%
 No Earnings 2,733 75%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 746 92%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 26 3%
 Worked at Home 36 4%
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. 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 582 23.9%
 High School Graduate 1,416 58.0%
 Associate's degree 263 10.8%
 Bachelor's degree 156 6.4%
 Master's degree 19 0.8%
 Professional school degree 4 0.2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 294 66%
 Enrolled in Private School 32 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 118 27%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 47838

ZIP Code 47838 is in the Southwest School Corporation. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 47838.

Carlisle Elementary and Junior High School
204 West Eaton St
Carlisle, IN 47838
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Southwest School Corporation

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