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ZIP Code 68850

Primary City:Lexington, NE (View All Cities)
County: Dawson County
Timezone: Central (1:39am)
Area code: 308 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.9, -99.7
ZIP (~18 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 68850

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 68850. 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 68850. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 68850, 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:
Lexington, NE

Stats and Demographics for the 68850 ZIP Code

ZIP code 68850 is located in south 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 68850 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 68850 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,295
Population Density 47 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,253
Median Home Value $89,600
Land Area 260.92 sq mi
Water Area 1.34 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,959
Median Household Income $42,099

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6315595095424534913733854134254313292881871141016362
Female517530497472405410340393356392342331268171144120107144
Total1,1481,0891,0061,014858901713778769817773660556358258221170206

Gender

 Male 6,356 52%
 Female 5,939 48%
Gender

Race

 White 7,516 61.1%
 Black Or African American 712 5.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 145 1.2%
 Asian 111 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 39 0.3%
 Other Race 3,397 27.6%
 Two Or More Races 375 3.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner6130447860651828020172
Renter164355276243151956887
Total225659754849669375269159

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,162 55%
 Single Guardian 728 18%
 Singles 873 22%
 Singles With Roommate 196 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,264 57%
 Households with Kids 1,695 43%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1131221321221121011231171061061019411296116901171219885
Female108781091051101229696106110971018610391117771127575
Total221200241227222223219213212216198195198199207207194233173160

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 68850 has a small 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 68850 were primarily built in the 1970s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 68850 real estate data, the median home value of $89,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 68850. Rentals in 68850 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 68850 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,158 98.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 95 0.8%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 30 0.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 12 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,584 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 936 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,439 34%
 Households Vacant 294 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 138 46.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 1.7%
 For Sale Only 39 13.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 2.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 19 6.5%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 84 28.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 130 9%
 1 Bedroom 217 14%
 2 Bedroom 630 41%
 3+ Bedroom 542 36%
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 $42,099 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 68850 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 68850 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 4,352 51%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,021 23%
 No Earnings 2,238 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 4,352 51%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,021 23%
 No Earnings 2,238 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,033 90.3%
 Public transportation 14 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 35 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 240 4.3%
 Worked at Home 249 4.5%
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 1,537 42.5%
 High School Graduate 1,407 38.9%
 Associate's degree 263 7.3%
 Bachelor's degree 332 9.2%
 Master's degree 40 1.1%
 Professional school degree 26 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 13 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,773 86.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 70 2.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 366 11.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 68850

ZIP Code 68850 is in the Lexington Public Schools. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 68850.

Early Learning Academy
1503 Plum Creek Parkway
Lexington, NE 68850
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington Public Schools
Bryan Elementary School
1003 North Harrison
Lexington, NE 68850
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington Public Schools
Lexington Middle School
1100 North Washington
Lexington, NE 68850
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lexington Public Schools
Morton Elementary School
505 South Lincoln
Lexington, NE 68850
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington Public Schools
Pershing Elementary School
1104 North Tyler
Lexington, NE 68850
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington Public Schools
Sandoz Elementary School
1711 North Erie
Lexington, NE 68850
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington Public Schools
Early Intervention/Homebound
300 South Washington St
Lexington, NE 68850
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington Public Schools
Lexington High School
705 West 13th St
Lexington, NE 68850
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lexington Public Schools

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