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ZIP Code 71279

Primary City:Start, LA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Richland Parish
Timezone: Central (5:16am)
Area code: 318 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.4, -91.8
ZIP (~20 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 71279

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 71279. 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 71279. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 71279, 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:
Start, LA

Stats and Demographics for the 71279 ZIP Code

ZIP code 71279 is located in north Louisiana and covers a slightly less 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 71279 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 71279 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 45
Population Density 859 people per sq mi
Housing Units 25
Land Area 0.05 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 23

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 28Male Median Age: 26Female Median Age: 34

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


 Male 15 33%
 Female 30 67%


 White 23 51%
 Black Or African American 22 49%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 0 0%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5 22%
 Single Guardian 10 43%
 Singles 7 30%
 Singles With Roommate 1 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 12 52%
 Households with Kids 11 48%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 71279 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 71279 were primarily built in the 1970s. Rentals in 71279 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $200-$299/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 71279 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 45 100%
 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 1 4%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1 4%
 Renter Occupied Households 21 84%
 Households Vacant 2 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 50%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 1 50%
Vacancy Reasons

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 23 100%
 3+ Bedroom 0 0%
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

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 71279 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. The commute in 71279 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 23 100%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 0 0%
 No Earnings 0 0%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 23 100%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 0 0%
 No Earnings 0 0%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 23 100%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 21 49%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 22 51%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 71279

ZIP Code 71279 is in the Richland Parish School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 71279.

Start Elementary School
883 Charleston St
Start, LA 71279
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Richland Parish School District

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