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ZIP Code 62523

Primary City:Decatur, IL (View All Cities)
County: Macon County
Timezone: Central (6:32pm)
Area code: 217 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.844, -88.952
ZIP (~1200 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 62523

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 62523. 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 62523. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 62523, 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

Stats and Demographics for the 62523 ZIP Code

ZIP code 62523 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 62523 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is extremely large. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 62523 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,237
Population Density 2,580 people per sq mi
Housing Units 404
Land Area 0.48 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 373
Median Household Income $8,443

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 30

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4817841946458576180876218253254
Female413218427341272023463029171313131411
Total8949268316710585778412611791353816151915

Gender

 Male 734 59%
 Female 503 41%
Gender

Race

 White 507 41.0%
 Black Or African American 684 55.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.1%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 45 3.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner01221110
Renter6454386863352815
Total6455407064362915

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 12 3%
 Single Guardian 94 25%
 Singles 253 68%
 Singles With Roommate 14 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 285 76%
 Households with Kids 88 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male81113267211133010311101727
Female13897121033426163254102120
Total21192291817545394642815203847

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 62523 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 62523 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1980s. Rentals in 62523 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 62523 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 595 48%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 238 19%
 Juvenile Facilities 29 2%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 375 30%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7 1.7%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1 0.2%
 Renter Occupied Households 365 90.3%
 Households Vacant 31 7.7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 23 74%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 3%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 7 23%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 32 9%
 1 Bedroom 207 59%
 2 Bedroom 99 28%
 3+ Bedroom 14 4%
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 $8,443 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 62523 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 62523 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 62523 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 62523 can expect to fall in that range. 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 37 4%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 255 30%
 No Earnings 554 65%
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 37 4%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 255 30%
 No Earnings 554 65%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 23 50%
 Public transportation 5 11%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 18 39%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 133 29%
 High School Graduate 252 55%
 Associate's degree 68 15%
 Bachelor's degree 4 1%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 52 79%
 Enrolled in Private School 11 17%
 Not Enrolled in School 3 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 62523

ZIP Code 62523 is in the Heartland Technical Academy. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 62523.

Heartland Technical Academy
300 East Eldorado St
Decatur, IL 62523
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Heartland Technical Academy
Futures Unlimited
250 East William St
Decatur, IL 62523
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Macon/Piatt Roe School District
Milligan Academy Rssp
432 North Water St
Decatur, IL 62523
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Macon/Piatt Roe School District
Stephen Decatur Middle School
300 East Eldorado St
Decatur, IL 62523
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Decatur School District 61
St Patrick School
412 N Jackson St
Decatur, IL 62523
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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