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ZIP Code 49047

Primary City:Dowagiac, MI (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (11:36am)
Coordinates:42.0, -86.1
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49047

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 49047. 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 49047. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 49047, 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:
Dowagiac, MI

Stats and Demographics for the 49047 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49047 is located in south Michigan 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 49047 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49047 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 14,805
Population Density 124 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,231
Median Home Value $96,300
Land Area 119.51 sq mi
Water Area 4.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,846
Median Household Income $36,846

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male519485526519417425388412433500528512477362318168115110
Female477467502530469415408406426516550515545440283232204206
Total9969521,0281,0498868407968188591,0161,0781,0271,022802601400319316

Gender

 Male 7,214 49%
 Female 7,591 51%
Gender

Race

 White 12,335 83.3%
 Black Or African American 1,077 7.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 336 2.3%
 Asian 82 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 374 2.5%
 Two Or More Races 600 4.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner633485578711,001772426193
Renter2093833092701961248539
Total2727318661,1411,197896511232

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,809 48%
 Single Guardian 1,148 20%
 Singles 1,558 27%
 Singles With Roommate 331 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,076 70%
 Households with Kids 1,770 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male106103104114941078394107104871171171019794101126101101
Female998310889751028510010592981021011091001038211612999
Total205186212203169209168194212196185219218210197197183242230200

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49047 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 49047 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 49047 real estate data, the median home value of $96,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 49047 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 49047 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 49047 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 14,541 98.2%
 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 157 1.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 107 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,583 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,648 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,615 20%
 Households Vacant 2,385 29%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 177 7.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 0.2%
 For Sale Only 175 7.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 33 1.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,642 68.8%
 For Migrant Workers 24 1.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 329 13.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 18 1%
 1 Bedroom 226 18%
 2 Bedroom 578 45%
 3+ Bedroom 454 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 $36,846 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 49047 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 49047 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 3,789 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,857 25%
 No Earnings 4,759 42%
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 3,789 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,857 25%
 No Earnings 4,759 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,313 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 161 3%
 Worked at Home 261 5%
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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 680 14.0%
 High School Graduate 3,204 65.8%
 Associate's degree 423 8.7%
 Bachelor's degree 318 6.5%
 Master's degree 187 3.8%
 Professional school degree 44 0.9%
 Doctorate degree 15 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,348 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 159 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 347 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49047

ZIP Code 49047 is in the Lewis Cass Independent School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49047.

North Pointe Center
704 Orchard St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Lewis Cass Independent School District
Dowagiac Middle School
57072 Riverside Dr
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Dowagiac Union School District
Justus Gage Elementary School
301 Oak St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Dowagiac Union School District
Patrick Hamilton Elementary
614 Spruce St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Dowagiac Union School District
Kincheloe Elementary School
25121 Gage St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Dowagiac Union School District
Pathfinders Alternative Ed
501 North Paul St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Dowagiac Union School District
Union High School
701 West Prairie Ronde St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Dowagiac Union School District
Calvary Bible Academy
27032 Marcellus Hwy
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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