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ZIP Code 62979

Primary City:Ridgway, IL (View All Cities)
County: Gallatin County
Timezone: Central (3:52pm)
Area code: 618 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.8, -88.2
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 62979

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 62979. 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 62979. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 62979, 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:
Ridgway, IL
Unacceptable:
North Fork

Stats and Demographics for the 62979 ZIP Code

ZIP code 62979 is located in southeast 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 62979 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 slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 62979 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,230
Population Density 16 people per sq mi
Housing Units 619
Median Home Value $60,900
Land Area 76.35 sq mi
Water Area 1.37 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 552
Median Household Income $36,141

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 49

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male374131432639323428404538434221271312
Female423424352124453533405151453638392322
Total797555784763776961809689887859663634

Gender

 Male 592 48%
 Female 638 52%
Gender

Race

 White 1,209 98.3%
 Black Or African American 2 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.4%
 Asian 1 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 13 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner138468692857122
Renter1130201514993
Total126866101106948025

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 266 48%
 Single Guardian 69 13%
 Singles 195 35%
 Singles With Roommate 22 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 410 74%
 Households with Kids 142 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male489611967885412211879810
Female51210577695104244978293
Total920191118161216131896166201515111713

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 62979 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 62979 were primarily built in the 1970s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 62979 real estate data, the median home value of $60,900 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 62979 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 62979 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 62979 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,230 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 180 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 261 42%
 Renter Occupied Households 111 18%
 Households Vacant 67 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 3 4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 4 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 8 12%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 52 78%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 34 31%
 2 Bedroom 35 32%
 3+ Bedroom 40 37%
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 $36,141 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 62979 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 62979 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 62979 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 352 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 232 23%
 No Earnings 412 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 352 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 232 23%
 No Earnings 412 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 463 96%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 17 4%
 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 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 63 15%
 High School Graduate 227 55%
 Associate's degree 60 14%
 Bachelor's degree 34 8%
 Master's degree 16 4%
 Professional school degree 16 4%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 89 48%
 Enrolled in Private School 11 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 84 46%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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