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ZIP Code 71424

Primary City:Elmer, LA (View All Cities)
County: Rapides Parish
Timezone: Central (2:13pm)
Area code: 318 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:31.18, -92.67
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 71424

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 71424. 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 71424. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 71424, 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:
Elmer, LA

Stats and Demographics for the 71424 ZIP Code

ZIP code 71424 is located in west 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 71424 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 71424 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,225
Population Density 21 people per sq mi
Housing Units 494
Median Home Value $79,500
Land Area 57.80 sq mi
Water Area 0.20 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 449
Median Household Income $39,125

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4754634921253848515036434528271065
Female33304840243443345447394236221916117
Total80841118945598182105977585815046261712

Gender

 Male 646 53%
 Female 579 47%
Gender

Race

 White 1,183 96.6%
 Black Or African American 13 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 9 0.7%
 Asian 7 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 3 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 10 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner64186878661268
Renter314786541
Total95593959266309

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 298 66%
 Single Guardian 54 12%
 Singles 87 19%
 Singles With Roommate 10 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 270 60%
 Households with Kids 179 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1634121014610141511101314111212773
Female486945687461313121085894
Total201110211419121821191723262621201715167

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 71424 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 71424 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1970s. Looking at 71424 real estate data, the median home value of $79,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 71424 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 71424 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 71424 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,225 100%
 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 196 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 205 41%
 Renter Occupied Households 48 10%
 Households Vacant 45 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 5 11%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 8 18%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 29 64%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 9 23%
 3+ Bedroom 31 78%
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 $39,125 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 71424 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. In 71424 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 418 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 200 16%
 No Earnings 638 51%
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 418 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 200 16%
 No Earnings 638 51%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 493 98%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 10 2%
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 a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 117 26%
 High School Graduate 281 63%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 47 11%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 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 407 92%
 Enrolled in Private School 12 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 24 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 71424

ZIP Code 71424 is in the Rapides Parish School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 71424.

Oak Hill Elementary School
7362 Hwy 112
Elmer, LA 71424
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rapides Parish School District
Oak Hill High School
7362 Hwy 112
Elmer, LA 71424
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Rapides Parish School District

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