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ZIP Code 49117

Primary City:New Buffalo, MI (View All Cities)
County: Berrien County
Timezone: Eastern (5:40am)
Area code: 269 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.79, -86.74
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49117

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 49117. 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 49117. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 49117, 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:
New Buffalo, MI
Acceptable:
Grand Beach, Michiana

Stats and Demographics for the 49117 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49117 is located in south Michigan 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 49117 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49117 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,951
Population Density 207 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,736
Median Home Value $267,900
Land Area 19.13 sq mi
Water Area 2.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,815
Median Household Income $51,496

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 50Male Median Age: 49Female Median Age: 52

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male768512012891679285120160161171165143113864737
Female8580106104605978107111152185184186149113928568
Total161165226232151126170192231312346355351292226178132105

Gender

 Male 1,947 49%
 Female 2,004 51%
Gender

Race

 White 3,732 94.5%
 Black Or African American 60 1.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 17 0.4%
 Asian 18 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.2%
 Other Race 72 1.8%
 Two Or More Races 46 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner84512027937430720871
Renter317891846132179
Total3912321136343533922580

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 854 47%
 Single Guardian 220 12%
 Singles 634 35%
 Singles With Roommate 107 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,429 79%
 Households with Kids 386 21%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male19147172191617222220302325282326371417
Female1821152115211415152519192716142425212015
Total3735223836303032374739495041424751583432

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49117 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 49117 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1990s. Looking at 49117 real estate data, the median home value of $267,900 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 49117. Rentals in 49117 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49117 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,934 99.6%
 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 17 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 781 21%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 631 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 403 11%
 Households Vacant 1,921 51%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 67 3.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.1%
 For Sale Only 104 5.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 0.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,712 89.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 34 1.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 6 2%
 1 Bedroom 54 15%
 2 Bedroom 157 45%
 3+ Bedroom 135 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 $51,496 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 49117 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 49117 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 1,044 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 878 27%
 No Earnings 1,289 40%
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 1,044 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 878 27%
 No Earnings 1,289 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,365 83%
 Public transportation 31 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 119 7%
 Worked at Home 127 8%
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 176 13%
 High School Graduate 632 46%
 Associate's degree 69 5%
 Bachelor's degree 262 19%
 Master's degree 90 7%
 Professional school degree 99 7%
 Doctorate degree 35 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 529 83%
 Enrolled in Private School 61 10%
 Not Enrolled in School 50 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49117

ZIP Code 49117 is in the New Buffalo Area School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49117.

New Buffalo Middle School
1112 East Clay St
New Buffalo, MI 49117
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: New Buffalo Area School District
New Buffalo Elementary School
12291 Lubke Rd
New Buffalo, MI 49117
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Buffalo Area School District
New Buffalo Senior High School
1112 East Clay St
New Buffalo, MI 49117
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: New Buffalo Area School District
St Mary of the Lake School
704 W Merchant St
New Buffalo, MI 49117
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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