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ZIP Code 71226

Primary City:Chatham, LA (View All Cities)
County: Jackson Parish
Timezone: Central (10:01am)
Area code: 318 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.3, -92.4
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 71226

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 71226. 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 71226. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 71226, 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:
Chatham, LA
Unacceptable:
Womack

Stats and Demographics for the 71226 ZIP Code

ZIP code 71226 is located in northwest 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 71226 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 71226 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,638
Population Density 11 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,148
Median Home Value $48,100
Land Area 150.24 sq mi
Water Area 7.46 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 720
Median Household Income $31,018

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 46Female Median Age: 47

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male493846603245423748635379655249271311
Female525142462947384441736064585652312322
Total10189881066192808189136113143123108101583633

Gender

 Male 809 49%
 Female 829 51%
Gender

Race

 White 1,110 67.8%
 Black Or African American 505 30.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 5 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 16 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner741641091421296022
Renter103034301414104
Total1771981391561437026

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 353 49%
 Single Guardian 117 16%
 Singles 223 31%
 Singles With Roommate 27 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 533 74%
 Households with Kids 187 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male5151013347195661010141110916149
Female76141171313810988710121181143
Total1221242410172027151514181724232117271812

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 71226 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 71226 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 71226 real estate data, the median home value of $48,100 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 71226 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 71226 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally < $200/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 71226 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,638 100%
 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 239 21%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 335 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 146 13%
 Households Vacant 428 37%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 9 2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 6 1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 277 65%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 131 31%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 16 10%
 1 Bedroom 12 7%
 2 Bedroom 65 40%
 3+ Bedroom 68 42%
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 $31,018 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 71226 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, 71226 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. In 71226 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. 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 499 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 363 26%
 No Earnings 509 37%
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 499 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 363 26%
 No Earnings 509 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 649 94%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 42 6%
 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 percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 211 31%
 High School Graduate 335 49%
 Associate's degree 36 5%
 Bachelor's degree 66 10%
 Master's degree 39 6%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 248 74%
 Enrolled in Private School 57 17%
 Not Enrolled in School 32 9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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