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ZIP Code 68601

Primary City:Columbus, NE (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (2:29am)
Coordinates:41.5, -97.4
ZIP (~16 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 68601

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 68601. 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 68601. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 68601, 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:
Columbus, NE
Acceptable:
Richland

Stats and Demographics for the 68601 ZIP Code

ZIP code 68601 is located in east Nebraska 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 68601 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 68601 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 28,185
Population Density 98 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,031
Median Home Value $118,200
Land Area 288.59 sq mi
Water Area 10.53 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,135
Median Household Income $50,219

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0641,0601,0321,0268048978438828751,0351,101917751530413344250217
Female1,0169939919447338288318008261,0461,078933749580490446388472
Total2,0802,0532,0231,9701,5371,7251,6741,6821,7012,0812,1791,8501,5001,110903790638689

Gender

 Male 14,041 50%
 Female 14,144 50%
Gender

Race

 White 25,039 88.8%
 Black Or African American 136 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 211 0.7%
 Asian 134 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 11 0.0%
 Other Race 2,203 7.8%
 Two Or More Races 451 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1519011,2861,8881,6281,040770270
Renter386758541556323187228222
Total5371,6591,8272,4441,9511,227998492

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,076 55%
 Single Guardian 1,473 13%
 Singles 3,078 28%
 Singles With Roommate 508 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 7,505 67%
 Households with Kids 3,630 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male208210234215214199217219211209209207193214220200211218177159
Female194208178209172214206186215192211198199191166223204197154156
Total402418412424386413423405426401420405392405386423415415331315

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 68601 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 68601 were primarily built in the 1970s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 68601 real estate data, the median home value of $118,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 68601. Rentals in 68601 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 68601 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 27,711 98.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 110 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 18 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 198 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 101 0.4%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 47 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,957 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,977 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,201 27%
 Households Vacant 896 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 204 23%
 Rented & Unoccupied 19 2%
 For Sale Only 93 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 21 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 403 45%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 156 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 220 7%
 1 Bedroom 912 28%
 2 Bedroom 1,389 43%
 3+ Bedroom 710 22%
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 $50,219 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 68601 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 68601 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 10,123 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,591 26%
 No Earnings 5,531 26%
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 10,123 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,591 26%
 No Earnings 5,531 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,171 92.8%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 56 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 598 4.2%
 Worked at Home 365 2.6%
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 1,203 13.7%
 High School Graduate 4,743 54.0%
 Associate's degree 1,007 11.5%
 Bachelor's degree 1,304 14.8%
 Master's degree 373 4.2%
 Professional school degree 125 1.4%
 Doctorate degree 29 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,027 66.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,516 25.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 519 8.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 68601

ZIP Code 68601 is in the Lakeview Community School District. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 68601.

Shell Creek Elementary School
16786 280th St
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lakeview Community School District
Richland Elementary School
595 Rd 3
Richland, NE 68601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schuyler Community School District
Lakeview High School
3744 83rd St
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lakeview Community School District
Lakeview Junior High School
3744 83rd St
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Lakeview Community School District
Scotus Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School
1554 18th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
St Isidore Elementary School
3821 20th St
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Anthony School
1719 6th St
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Bonaventure Elementary School
1604 15th St
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Christ Lutheran School
32312 122nd Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Immanuel Lutheran School
2865 26th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Johns Lutheran School
39346 205th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Columbus Sda Christian School
4807 29th St
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Columbus Christian School
3418 15th St
Columbus, NE 68601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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