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ZIP Code 70542

Primary City:Gueydan, LA (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (1:56pm)
Coordinates:30.0, -92.6
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 70542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 70542. 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 70542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 70542, 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:
Gueydan, LA

Stats and Demographics for the 70542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 70542 is located in southwest Louisiana 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 70542 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 70542 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,435
Population Density 18 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,915
Median Home Value $80,000
Land Area 189.20 sq mi
Water Area 7.70 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,410
Median Household Income $45,438

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male107119118117921129582102136159117915563454016
Female96951081169710091821111561621109310377735247
Total2032142262331892121861642132923212271841581401189263

Gender

 Male 1,666 49%
 Female 1,769 51%
Gender

Race

 White 3,165 92.1%
 Black Or African American 227 6.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.1%
 Asian 15 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 22 0.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2114515228022617312727
Renter256837563415186
Total4621318933626018814533

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 716 51%
 Single Guardian 219 16%
 Singles 403 29%
 Singles With Roommate 72 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 970 69%
 Households with Kids 440 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2118152221241923323027292111232626261617
Female1819211516182515213027141918262330221522
Total3937363737424438536054434029494956483139

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 70542 has a large 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 70542 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1960s. Looking at 70542 real estate data, the median home value of $80,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 70542 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 70542 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 70542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,382 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 53 2%
 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 512 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 639 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 259 14%
 Households Vacant 505 26%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 47 9.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 21 4.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 260 51.5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 174 34.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 37 14%
 2 Bedroom 67 26%
 3+ Bedroom 156 60%
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 $45,438 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 70542 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. However, that is not the case in 70542. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 916 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 591 22%
 No Earnings 1,151 43%
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 916 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 591 22%
 No Earnings 1,151 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,252 88%
 Public transportation 13 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 55 4%
 Worked at Home 105 7%
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. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 270 24.4%
 High School Graduate 766 69.3%
 Associate's degree 23 2.1%
 Bachelor's degree 33 3.0%
 Master's degree 9 0.8%
 Professional school degree 4 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 425 53%
 Enrolled in Private School 256 32%
 Not Enrolled in School 120 15%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 70542

ZIP Code 70542 is in the Vermilion Parish School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 70542.

Gueydan High School
901 Main St
Gueydan, LA 70542
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Vermilion Parish School District
Jesse Owens Elementary School
203 Thirteenth St
Gueydan, LA 70542
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Vermilion Parish School District
St Peter School
513 6th St
Gueydan, LA 70542
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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