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ZIP Code 48238

Primary City:Detroit, MI (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Winter Halter
County: Wayne
Timezone: Eastern (7:49am)
Area code: 313 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.39, -83.13
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 48238

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 48238. 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 48238. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 48238, 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:
Detroit, MI

Stats and Demographics for the 48238 ZIP Code

ZIP code 48238 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 large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 48238 are primarily black or African American. 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 an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 48238 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 31,743
Population Density 5,883 people per sq mi
Housing Units 17,499
Median Home Value $45,000
Land Area 5.40 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,698
Median Household Income $23,667

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,1031,0331,1131,4601,0958057589339601,0431,168925663472364335270220
Female1,0601,0131,0551,4741,1459989251,0841,0511,1311,2361,005848708658621485526
Total2,1632,0462,1682,9342,2401,8031,6832,0172,0112,1742,4041,9301,5111,1801,022956755746

Gender

 Male 14,720 46%
 Female 17,023 54%
Gender

Race

 White 272 0.9%
 Black Or African American 30,750 96.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 81 0.3%
 Asian 24 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 49 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 565 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner844097621,1131,0611,0701,109474
Renter4561,2191,4771,4571,067545267128
Total5401,6282,2392,5702,1281,6151,376602

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,962 15%
 Single Guardian 5,567 44%
 Singles 4,488 35%
 Singles With Roommate 681 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,602 68%
 Households with Kids 4,096 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male231213219203212196213187225215206220212260266276311295312293
Female194231210177209184220201199195250201218191267286275335311299
Total425444429380421380433388424410456421430451533562586630623592

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 48238 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 48238 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 48238 real estate data, the median home value of $45,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 48238 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 48238 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 48238 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 31,694 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 14 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 35 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,756 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,326 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,616 38%
 Households Vacant 4,801 27%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,619 33.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 60 1.2%
 For Sale Only 166 3.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 77 1.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 31 0.6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 2,848 59.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 210 4%
 1 Bedroom 806 15%
 2 Bedroom 1,871 35%
 3+ Bedroom 2,475 46%
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 $23,667 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 48238 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 48238 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 48238 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 4,905 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,265 21%
 No Earnings 14,577 59%
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 4,905 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,265 21%
 No Earnings 14,577 59%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,199 78.1%
 Public transportation 886 11.2%
 Taxicab 4 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 403 5.1%
 Worked at Home 442 5.6%
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 2,305 25.4%
 High School Graduate 5,723 63.0%
 Associate's degree 434 4.8%
 Bachelor's degree 480 5.3%
 Master's degree 72 0.8%
 Professional school degree 49 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 15 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,337 81.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 162 2.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,014 15.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 48238

ZIP Code 48238 is in the Andrew Young Early College Academy. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 48238.

Andrew Young Early College Academy
8100 West Davison
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Andrew Young Early College Academy
Joy Preparatory Academy
1129 Oakman Blvd
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Joy Preparatory Academy
Joy Preparatory Academy
15055 Dexter Ave
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Joy Preparatory Academy
Flagship Charter Academy
13661 Wisconsin St
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Flagship Charter Academy
New Paradigm Glazer Academy
2001 La Belle St
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Paradigm Glazer Academy
Stewart Elementary
13120 Wildemere St
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Michigan Educational Choice Center School District
Marshall Thurgood Elementary School
15531 Linwood St
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Detroit City School District
Noble Elementary-Middle School
8646 Fullerton St
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Detroit City School District
Detroit City High School
13141 Rosa Parks Blvd
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit City School District
Loyola High School
15325 Pinehurst St
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Muhammad University Islam
14880 Wyoming St
Detroit, MI 48238
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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