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ZIP Code 47970

Primary City:Otterbein, IN (View All Cities)
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (5:40am)
Coordinates:40.5, -87.1
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 47970

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 47970. 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 47970. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 47970, 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:
Otterbein, IN

Stats and Demographics for the 47970 ZIP Code

ZIP code 47970 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 47970 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 slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 47970 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,034
Population Density 35 people per sq mi
Housing Units 851
Median Home Value $89,000
Land Area 58.66 sq mi
Water Area 0.41 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 773
Median Household Income $53,438

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male96898678576977557774625460351920143
Female707862794980745879746358543725272616
Total1661671481571061491511131561481251121147244474019

Gender

 Male 1,025 50%
 Female 1,009 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,968 96.8%
 Black Or African American 12 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.2%
 Asian 1 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 19 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 28 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1083104116111675715
Renter16595234287131
Total26142156150139747016

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 421 54%
 Single Guardian 124 16%
 Singles 185 24%
 Singles With Roommate 43 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 472 61%
 Households with Kids 301 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male25181423151719152325914191914151626717
Female1313151518171421813131998161120171511
Total3831293833343336313822332827302636432228

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 47970 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 47970 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 47970 real estate data, the median home value of $89,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 47970 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 47970 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 $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 47970 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,034 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 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 389 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 174 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 210 25%
 Households Vacant 78 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 30 38%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 8 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2 3%
 For Migrant Workers 1 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 32 41%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 36 15%
 2 Bedroom 103 43%
 3+ Bedroom 100 42%
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 $53,438 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 47970 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 47970 can expect to fall in that range. 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 763 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 393 25%
 No Earnings 422 27%
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 763 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 393 25%
 No Earnings 422 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 940 95%
 Public transportation 10 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 17 2%
 Worked at Home 19 2%
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. 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 113 18%
 High School Graduate 301 49%
 Associate's degree 71 12%
 Bachelor's degree 91 15%
 Master's degree 20 3%
 Professional school degree 12 2%
 Doctorate degree 8 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 398 81%
 Enrolled in Private School 23 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 72 15%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 47970

ZIP Code 47970 is in the Benton Community School Corporation. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 47970.

Otterbein Elementary School
111 West Oxford St
Otterbein, IN 47970
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Benton Community School Corporation

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