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ZIP Code 49878

Primary City:Rapid River, MI (View All Cities)
Coordinates:45.9, -86.8
ZIP (~26 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49878

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 49878. 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 49878. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 49878, 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:
Rapid River, MI

Stats and Demographics for the 49878 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49878 is located in central Michigan and covers an extremely large 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 49878 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49878 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,583
Population Density 8 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,020
Median Home Value $120,800
Land Area 467.11 sq mi
Water Area 35.39 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,626
Median Household Income $46,709

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 51Male Median Age: 51Female Median Age: 52

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male67991011025367658311413617918521116093715926
Female606610989475672699712819416915812990775448
Total12716521019110012313715221126437335436928918314811374

Gender

 Male 1,871 52%
 Female 1,712 48%
Gender

Race

 White 3,385 94.5%
 Black Or African American 2 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 86 2.4%
 Asian 8 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 4 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 98 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner97717031140028016348
Renter142423353118167
Total2310119334643129817955

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 947 58%
 Single Guardian 151 9%
 Singles 450 28%
 Singles With Roommate 78 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,287 79%
 Households with Kids 339 21%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male8982319191424232714201921231621241811
Female141014111115141971920182428182512221211
Total2219223430342843304634384349414133463022

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49878 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 49878 were primarily built in the 1970s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 49878 real estate data, the median home value of $120,800 is slightly less than average 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 49878. Rentals in 49878 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 $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49878 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,580 99.9%
 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 3 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 812 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 646 21%
 Renter Occupied Households 168 6%
 Households Vacant 1,394 46%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 26 1.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 64 4.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,195 85.7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 101 7.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 8 4%
 1 Bedroom 32 16%
 2 Bedroom 88 44%
 3+ Bedroom 71 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 $46,709 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 49878 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. Most commuters in 49878 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 847 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 838 27%
 No Earnings 1,465 47%
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 847 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 838 27%
 No Earnings 1,465 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,309 93.2%
 Public transportation 3 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 4 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 31 2.2%
 Worked at Home 58 4.1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 108 7.6%
 High School Graduate 870 61.2%
 Associate's degree 139 9.8%
 Bachelor's degree 233 16.4%
 Master's degree 70 4.9%
 Professional school degree 2 0.1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 533 86.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 41 6.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 39 6.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49878

ZIP Code 49878 is in the Rapid River Public Schools. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49878.

Tri-Township School
10070 Us Hwy 2
Rapid River, MI 49878
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Rapid River Public Schools

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