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ZIP Code 47879

Primary City:Shelburn, IN (View All Cities)
County: Sullivan County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (1:44am)
Area code: 812 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.2, -87.4
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 47879

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 47879. 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 47879. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 47879, 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:
Shelburn, IN
Unacceptable:
Curry, East Shelburn, Jackson Hill, Scott City, Wilfred

Stats and Demographics for the 47879 ZIP Code

ZIP code 47879 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 a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 47879 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 47879 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,302
Population Density 56 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,477
Median Home Value $67,900
Land Area 59.25 sq mi
Water Area 0.52 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,308
Median Household Income $36,281

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1071161351341028995103116110135130119685632307
Female881119594759810999104123136941237063545428
Total195227230228177187204202220233271224242138119868435

Gender

 Male 1,684 51%
 Female 1,618 49%
Gender

Race

 White 3,214 97.3%
 Black Or African American 1 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 11 0.3%
 Asian 10 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 9 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 57 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3111016922324413110429
Renter214654554229182
Total5215622327828616012231

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 677 52%
 Single Guardian 247 19%
 Singles 317 24%
 Singles With Roommate 67 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 883 68%
 Households with Kids 425 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1630171815261927292234302524361924282720
Female2113182116281221341518202319191628211012
Total3743353931543148633752504843553552493732

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 47879 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 47879 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 47879 real estate data, the median home value of $67,900 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 47879 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 47879 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 47879 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,299 99.9%
 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 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 3 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 605 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 436 30%
 Renter Occupied Households 267 18%
 Households Vacant 169 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 18 11%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 3%
 For Sale Only 21 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 18%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 21 12%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 74 44%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 23 7%
 1 Bedroom 55 17%
 2 Bedroom 169 53%
 3+ Bedroom 69 22%
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 $36,281 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 47879 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. 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 47879. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. 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 1,071 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 643 23%
 No Earnings 1,075 39%
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 1,071 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 643 23%
 No Earnings 1,075 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,299 94%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 34 2%
 Worked at Home 55 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 222 19%
 High School Graduate 740 64%
 Associate's degree 115 10%
 Bachelor's degree 46 4%
 Master's degree 16 1%
 Professional school degree 18 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 479 83%
 Enrolled in Private School 36 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 65 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 47879

ZIP Code 47879 is in the Northeast School Corporation. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 47879.

Shelburn Elementary School
620 North Washington St
Shelburn, IN 47879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Northeast School Corporation

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