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ZIP Code 62521

Primary City:Decatur, IL (View All Cities)
County: Macon County
Timezone: Central (4:11pm)
Area code: 217 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.8, -89.0
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 62521

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 62521. 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 62521. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 62521, 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:
Decatur, IL
Acceptable:
Long Creek

Stats and Demographics for the 62521 ZIP Code

ZIP code 62521 is located in central Illinois 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 62521 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 62521 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 35,851
Population Density 536 people per sq mi
Housing Units 16,791
Median Home Value $94,100
Land Area 66.92 sq mi
Water Area 3.96 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 15,229
Median Household Income $48,288

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0761,1001,0951,1679359979329489571,2121,3861,3681,217834623540435315
Female1,0631,0251,1481,1589931,0611,0661,0031,0161,3171,5371,4101,253963740712582667
Total2,1392,1252,2432,3251,9282,0581,9981,9511,9732,5292,9232,7782,4701,7971,3631,2521,017982

Gender

 Male 17,137 48%
 Female 18,714 52%
Gender

Race

 White 28,297 78.9%
 Black Or African American 6,133 17.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 59 0.2%
 Asian 253 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.0%
 Other Race 174 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 925 2.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1631,0741,4602,3202,6911,7781,367494
Renter505990701698441222179146
Total6682,0642,1613,0183,1322,0001,546640

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,169 47%
 Single Guardian 2,873 19%
 Singles 4,407 29%
 Singles With Roommate 780 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 10,908 72%
 Households with Kids 4,321 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male207216206217230225230187228259206218200212260254263218172190
Female209189218235209206213184213221232223251221228257237221215199
Total416405424452439431443371441480438441451433488511500439387389

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 62521 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 62521 were primarily built in the 1950s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 62521 real estate data, the median home value of $94,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 62521 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 62521 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 62521 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 35,407 98.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 23 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 255 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 166 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,918 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 4,429 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,882 23%
 Households Vacant 1,562 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 433 27.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 1.3%
 For Sale Only 252 16.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 69 4.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 77 4.9%
 For Migrant Workers 3 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 708 45.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 174 4%
 1 Bedroom 534 13%
 2 Bedroom 2,014 49%
 3+ Bedroom 1,392 34%
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 $48,288 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 62521 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. The commute in 62521 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,154 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,155 25%
 No Earnings 10,766 37%
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 11,154 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,155 25%
 No Earnings 10,766 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,077 94.2%
 Public transportation 120 0.7%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 44 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 437 2.7%
 Worked at Home 328 2.0%
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 1,409 12%
 High School Graduate 7,084 59%
 Associate's degree 789 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,750 15%
 Master's degree 682 6%
 Professional school degree 191 2%
 Doctorate degree 120 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,299 79.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 705 10.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 626 9.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 62521

ZIP Code 62521 is in the Macon/Piatt Roe School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 62521.

St Marys Adolescent Ed Program
1800 East Lakeshore Dr
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Macon/Piatt Roe School District
Garfield Montessori School
300 Meadow Terrace Place
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Enterprise Elementary School
2115 South Taylor Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Muffley Elementary School
88 South Country Club Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
South Shores Elementary School
2500 South Franklin St Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Michael E Baum Elementary School
801 South Lake Ridge Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Brush College Elementary School
575 North Brush College Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Johns Hill Magnet School
1025 East Johns Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Hope Academy
955 North Illinois St
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Heartland Region Efe/Dual Credit
1 College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Heartland Region School District
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
4735 East Cantrell St
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Decatur School District 61
Phoenix Enrichment Center
1900 East Cleveland Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Decatur School District 61
Holy Family Catholic School
2400 S Franklin Street Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Prairie Flower Montessori School
3130 Turpin Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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