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ZIP Code 48203

Primary City:Highland Park, MI (View All Cities)
County: Wayne County
Timezone: Eastern (10:30am)
Coordinates:42.42, -83.10
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 48203

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 48203. 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 48203. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 48203, 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:
Highland Park, MI
Acceptable:
Detroit

Stats and Demographics for the 48203 ZIP Code

ZIP code 48203 is located in southeast Michigan and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 48203 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 48203 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 28,409
Population Density 3,545 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,544
Median Home Value $43,900
Land Area 8.01 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,374
Median Household Income $22,804

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9208809581,3899387256928511,0121,0131,2111,001716478388264202134
Female9208539321,2921,0447937519289099951,1011,009852650480461366301
Total1,8401,7331,8902,6811,9821,5181,4431,7791,9212,0082,3122,0101,5681,128868725568435

Gender

 Male 13,772 48%
 Female 14,637 52%
Gender

Race

 White 1,533 5.4%
 Black Or African American 26,005 91.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 82 0.3%
 Asian 106 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.0%
 Other Race 99 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 576 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner642676789901,057874674221
Renter4731,0411,2941,4491,210617341124
Total5371,3081,9722,4392,2671,4911,015345

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,881 17%
 Single Guardian 4,339 38%
 Singles 4,539 40%
 Singles With Roommate 615 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 7,971 70%
 Households with Kids 3,403 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male201175179172180164175178183178183218167212228301318257285233
Female202183176162175146162176194161174206198193230250259270283256
Total403358355334355310337354377339357424365405458551577527568489

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 48203 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 48203 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1940s. Looking at 48203 real estate data, the median home value of $43,900 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 48203 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 48203 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 48203 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 27,459 96.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 139 0.5%
 Nursing Facilities 94 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 717 2.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,470 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,355 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,549 42%
 Households Vacant 4,170 27%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,337 32.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 82 2.0%
 For Sale Only 201 4.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 81 1.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 18 0.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 2,451 58.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 259 5%
 1 Bedroom 1,751 31%
 2 Bedroom 1,558 27%
 3+ Bedroom 2,168 38%
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 $22,804 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 48203 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. ZIP code 48203 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 48203 can expect to fall in that range. 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 4,751 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,476 21%
 No Earnings 12,170 57%
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 4,751 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,476 21%
 No Earnings 12,170 57%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,505 75%
 Public transportation 1,195 16%
 Taxicab 91 1%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 316 4%
 Worked at Home 282 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. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,016 24.2%
 High School Graduate 5,168 62.1%
 Associate's degree 432 5.2%
 Bachelor's degree 367 4.4%
 Master's degree 116 1.4%
 Professional school degree 176 2.1%
 Doctorate degree 45 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,129 76%
 Enrolled in Private School 736 14%
 Not Enrolled in School 546 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 48203

ZIP Code 48203 is in the Ace Academy (Sda). There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 48203.

Ace Academy (sda) - Lincoln Center
1961 Lincoln St
Highland Park, MI 48203
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Ace Academy (Sda)
George Washington Carver Academy
14510 2nd Ave
Highland Park, MI 48203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: George Washington Carver Academy
Business Entrepreneurship Science Tech. Academy
200 Highland St
Highland Park, MI 48203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Business Entrepreneurship Science Tech. Academy
Northpointe Academy
53 Candler St
Highland Park, MI 48203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Northpointe Academy
Nolan Elementary-Middle School
1150 East Lantz St
Detroit, MI 48203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Education Achievement System-Eas School District
Henry Ford Academy
131 Pilgrim St
Highland Park, MI 48203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Highland Park Public School Academy
Barber Elementary School
45 East Buena Vista St
Highland Park, MI 48203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Highland Park Public School Academy
Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School
420 West 7 Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48203
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Detroit City School District
Highland Park Community High School
15900 Woodward Ave
Highland Park, MI 48203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Highland Park Public School Academy
Creative Learning Center - Highland Park
14104 Woodward Ave
Highland Park, MI 48203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Clintondale Community School District
Career Academy/Adult Education
Glendale at Second Ave
Highland Park, MI 48203
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Highland Park City School District

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