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ZIP Code 62526

Primary City:Decatur, IL (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Decatur
County: Macon County
Timezone: Central (4:20pm)
Area code: 217 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.9, -89.0
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 62526

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 62526. 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 62526. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 62526, 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:
Bearsdale

Stats and Demographics for the 62526 ZIP Code

ZIP code 62526 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 62526 are primarily white. The number of seniors is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 62526 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 34,075
Population Density 553 people per sq mi
Housing Units 16,415
Median Home Value $78,300
Land Area 61.63 sq mi
Water Area 0.26 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,899
Median Household Income $38,605

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,1341,0299029869931,0611,0498608931,0791,1951,127968710579500378322
Female1,1881,0041,0099761,1501,1951,0839889861,2111,3141,2871,059866761699635899
Total2,3222,0331,9111,9622,1432,2562,1321,8481,8792,2902,5092,4142,0271,5761,3401,1991,0131,221

Gender

 Male 15,765 46%
 Female 18,310 54%
Gender

Race

 White 25,451 74.7%
 Black Or African American 6,621 19.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 91 0.3%
 Asian 458 1.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 411 1.2%
 Two Or More Races 1,038 3.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1539811,1251,8272,0721,4761,136451
Renter7511,306897930704376383331
Total9042,2872,0222,7572,7761,8521,519782

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,637 38%
 Single Guardian 3,023 20%
 Singles 5,418 36%
 Singles With Roommate 821 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 10,890 73%
 Households with Kids 4,009 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male203222262208208207213208193202158190189163203196192205190210
Female243247252213207167202222206191212176227203199197200179201218
Total446469514421415374415430399393370366416366402393392384391428

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 62526 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 62526 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1950s. Looking at 62526 real estate data, the median home value of $78,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 62526 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 62526 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 62526 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 32,730 96.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 613 1.8%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 711 2.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 21 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,405 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,816 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,678 35%
 Households Vacant 1,516 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 585 39%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 1%
 For Sale Only 204 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 68 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 65 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 574 38%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 120 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,902 34%
 2 Bedroom 2,345 42%
 3+ Bedroom 1,192 21%
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 $38,605 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 62526 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 62526 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 9,409 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,342 24%
 No Earnings 11,037 41%
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 9,409 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,342 24%
 No Earnings 11,037 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 12,422 93.2%
 Public transportation 253 1.9%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 26 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 373 2.8%
 Worked at Home 250 1.9%
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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,425 14%
 High School Graduate 6,262 61%
 Associate's degree 605 6%
 Bachelor's degree 1,201 12%
 Master's degree 582 6%
 Professional school degree 160 2%
 Doctorate degree 113 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,805 78.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 604 9.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 738 12.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 62526

ZIP Code 62526 is in the Decatur School District 61. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 62526.

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
2440 North Summit Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Oak Grove Accelerated School
2160 West Center St
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
William Harris Elementary School
620 East Garfield Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Stevenson Accelerated School
3900 North Neely Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Parsons Accelerated School
3591 North Macarthur Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Robertson Charter School
2240 East Geddes Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Pershing Early Learning Center
2912 North University Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur School District 61
Eisenhower High School
1 Educational Park
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Decatur School District 61
St Teresa High School
2710 N Water St
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Our Lady of Lourdes School
3950 Lourdes Dr
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Lutheran School Association
2001 E Mound Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Antioch Christian Academy
3475 N Maple Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Northwest Christian Campus
1306 N Stanley Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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