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ZIP Code 49968

Primary City:Wakefield, MI (View All Cities)
County: Gogebic County
Timezone: America/Menominee (2:16pm)
Area code: 906 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.5, -89.9
ZIP (~25 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49968

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 49968. 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 49968. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 49968, 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:
Wakefield, MI

Stats and Demographics for the 49968 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49968 is located in northwest Michigan and covers a 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 49968 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49968 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,247
Population Density 9 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,474
Median Home Value $59,100
Land Area 250.23 sq mi
Water Area 2.22 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,012
Median Household Income $34,203

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 51Male Median Age: 50Female Median Age: 52

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male605354523846645569749989976655513847
Female376143464450525165838494857059566298
Total9711497988296116106134157183183182136114107100145

Gender

 Male 1,107 49%
 Female 1,140 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,186 97.3%
 Black Or African American 2 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 20 0.9%
 Asian 8 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 9 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 22 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner117611115919414111650
Renter1626163021161712
Total2710212718921515713362

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 444 44%
 Single Guardian 129 13%
 Singles 379 37%
 Singles With Roommate 60 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 799 79%
 Households with Kids 213 21%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1681781099151099151011156161059
Female74125151314712121098410119978
Total2312291325222322222119241815251725191217

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49968 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 49968 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 49968 real estate data, the median home value of $59,100 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 49968 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 49968 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49968 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,118 94%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 109 5%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 20 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 394 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 464 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 154 10%
 Households Vacant 462 31%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 94 20%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 29 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 269 58%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 63 14%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 7 4%
 1 Bedroom 74 38%
 2 Bedroom 49 25%
 3+ Bedroom 64 33%
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 $34,203 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 49968 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. More commuters in 49968 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 433 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 524 27%
 No Earnings 996 51%
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 433 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 524 27%
 No Earnings 996 51%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 709 91%
 Public transportation 8 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 26 3%
 Worked at Home 38 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 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 107 11.8%
 High School Graduate 535 59.1%
 Associate's degree 98 10.8%
 Bachelor's degree 116 12.8%
 Master's degree 46 5.1%
 Professional school degree 3 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 1 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 332 90%
 Enrolled in Private School 4 1%
 Not Enrolled in School 34 9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49968

ZIP Code 49968 is in the Wakefield-Marenisco School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49968.

Wakefield-Marenisco School
715 Putnam St
Wakefield, MI 49968
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Wakefield-Marenisco School District

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