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ZIP Code 47909

Primary City:Lafayette, IN (View All Cities)
County: Tippecanoe County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (11:40am)
Area code: 765 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.3, -86.9
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 47909

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 47909. 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 47909. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 47909, 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:
Lafayette, IN
Acceptable:
Shadeland

Stats and Demographics for the 47909 ZIP Code

ZIP code 47909 is located in central 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 47909 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 47909 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 39,373
Population Density 340 people per sq mi
Housing Units 16,554
Median Home Value $123,000
Land Area 115.70 sq mi
Water Area 0.37 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 15,372
Median Household Income $52,439

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,7011,5351,3371,4351,4001,6641,4941,3181,3781,2301,149979811567397266191106
Female1,6151,5081,4411,4421,6891,7551,5451,3421,3521,3221,2841,169914687517347255231
Total3,3163,0432,7782,8773,0893,4193,0392,6602,7302,5522,4332,1481,7251,254914613446337

Gender

 Male 18,958 48%
 Female 20,415 52%
Gender

Race

 White 34,154 86.7%
 Black Or African American 2,131 5.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 111 0.3%
 Asian 559 1.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 19 0.0%
 Other Race 1,507 3.8%
 Two Or More Races 892 2.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2051,7482,1632,2311,8921,170653209
Renter1,1251,63589566342321010248
Total1,3303,3833,0582,8942,3151,380755257

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,581 49%
 Single Guardian 2,759 18%
 Singles 3,902 25%
 Singles With Roommate 1,130 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 9,715 63%
 Households with Kids 5,657 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male351349339326329314316283293286261257267266301299300298237252
Female316324345310315262309309313293270285299294264265317302294268
Total667673684636644576625592606579531542566560565564617600531520

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 47909 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 47909 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 47909 real estate data, the median home value of $123,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 47909. Rentals in 47909 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 $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 47909 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 39,357 100.0%
 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 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 16 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 8,381 51%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,890 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,101 31%
 Households Vacant 1,182 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 560 47%
 Rented & Unoccupied 16 1%
 For Sale Only 249 21%
 Sold & Unoccupied 52 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 52 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 253 21%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 81 1%
 1 Bedroom 1,356 25%
 2 Bedroom 2,069 38%
 3+ Bedroom 1,974 36%
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 $52,439 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 47909 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. More commuters in 47909 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 13,960 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,180 30%
 No Earnings 7,244 24%
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 13,960 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,180 30%
 No Earnings 7,244 24%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 19,296 95.3%
 Public transportation 239 1.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 56 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 259 1.3%
 Worked at Home 396 2.0%
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 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 1,372 11%
 High School Graduate 6,103 51%
 Associate's degree 960 8%
 Bachelor's degree 2,484 21%
 Master's degree 718 6%
 Professional school degree 144 1%
 Doctorate degree 161 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,868 76.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,150 12.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 915 10.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 47909

ZIP Code 47909 is in the Lafayette School Corporation. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 47909.

Amelia Earhart Elementary School
3280 South 9th St
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lafayette School Corporation
Edgelea Elementary School
2910 South 18th St
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lafayette School Corporation
Miami Elementary School
2401 Beck Ln
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lafayette School Corporation
Wea Ridge Elementary School
1333 East 430 South
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tippecanoe School Corporation
Mayflower Mill Elementary School
200 East 500 South
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tippecanoe School Corporation
Mintonye Elementary School
2000 West 800 South
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tippecanoe School Corporation
Wea Ridge Middle School
4410 South 150 East
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Tippecanoe School Corporation
James Cole Elementary School
6418 East 900 South
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tippecanoe School Corporation
Woodland Elementary School
3200 East 450 South
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tippecanoe School Corporation
Mccutcheon High School
4951 Us 231 South
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tippecanoe School Corporation
Central Catholic Jr Sr High School
2410 S 9th St
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Tippecanoe Christian School
108 Beck Ln
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Lighthouse Baptist Christian Academy
1730 E 430 S
Lafayette, IN 47909
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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