Search by ZIP, address, city, or county:

ZIP Code 68979

Primary City:Sutton, NE (View All Cities)
County: Clay County
Timezone: Central (2:12pm)
Area code: 402 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.6, -97.9
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 68979

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 68979. 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 68979. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 68979, 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:
Sutton, NE
Unacceptable:
Bixby, School Creek

Stats and Demographics for the 68979 ZIP Code

ZIP code 68979 is located in southeast Nebraska and covers a slightly higher 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 68979 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 68979 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,888
Population Density 15 people per sq mi
Housing Units 835
Median Home Value $93,700
Land Area 126.77 sq mi
Water Area 0.44 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 770
Median Household Income $54,044

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male568063674451405052736966614140362324
Female677261543544394568596859644738493152
Total123152124121799579951201321371251258878855476

Gender

 Male 936 50%
 Female 952 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,769 93.7%
 Black Or African American 7 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 17 0.9%
 Asian 5 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 77 4.1%
 Two Or More Races 13 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner74285132126897226
Renter184725251992523
Total2589110157145989749

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 470 61%
 Single Guardian 61 8%
 Singles 219 28%
 Singles With Roommate 20 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 543 71%
 Households with Kids 227 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male168119181214152113148151317131316810
Female151617101813181211101315121114101612210
Total3124281936253227322327232724312329281020

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 68979 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 68979 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 68979 real estate data, the median home value of $93,700 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 68979. Rentals in 68979 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 $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 68979 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,860 99%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 28 1%
 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 268 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 311 37%
 Renter Occupied Households 191 23%
 Households Vacant 65 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 9 14%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 3%
 For Sale Only 16 25%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 5 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 30 46%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 3 2%
 1 Bedroom 60 33%
 2 Bedroom 72 39%
 3+ Bedroom 49 27%
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 $54,044 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 68979 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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 68979 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 739 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 320 21%
 No Earnings 457 30%
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 739 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 320 21%
 No Earnings 457 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 810 85%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 57 6%
 Worked at Home 85 9%
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. 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 123 18.9%
 High School Graduate 341 52.4%
 Associate's degree 86 13.2%
 Bachelor's degree 74 11.4%
 Master's degree 19 2.9%
 Professional school degree 4 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 4 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 382 83%
 Enrolled in Private School 25 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 53 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 68979

ZIP Code 68979 is in the Sutton Public Schools. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 68979.

Sutton Elementary School
1107 North Saunders
Sutton, NE 68979
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sutton Public Schools
Sutton Secondary School
1107 North Saunders
Sutton, NE 68979
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Sutton Public Schools

Nearby ZIP Codes