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ZIP Code 71459

Primary City:Fort Polk, LA (View All Cities)
County: Vernon Parish
Timezone: Central (3:45am)
Coordinates:31.08, -93.19
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 71459

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 71459. 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 71459. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 71459, 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:
Fort Polk, LA
Acceptable:
Leesville
Unacceptable:
Dogwood Terrace

Stats and Demographics for the 71459 ZIP Code

ZIP code 71459 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 71459 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 small. There are also an extremely large number of families and an extremely small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 71459 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 11,902
Population Density 1,280 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,436
Land Area 9.29 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,111
Median Household Income $46,517

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 22Male Median Age: 23Female Median Age: 22

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0225553794471,7261,151623443261722114100103
Female911592363379975758525371179722718723100
Total1,9331,1477428262,7011,9091,1488144401444832823203

Gender

 Male 6,719 56%
 Female 5,183 44%
Gender

Race

 White 7,840 66%
 Black Or African American 2,163 18%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 111 1%
 Asian 259 2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 104 1%
 Other Race 592 5%
 Two Or More Races 833 7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner25500000
Renter8701,4247008616111
Total8721,4297058616111

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,491 80.1%
 Single Guardian 270 8.7%
 Singles 330 10.6%
 Singles With Roommate 20 0.6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,040 33%
 Households with Kids 2,071 67%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2022101821691271329598103816991696976354581210332
Female18120716114214513895102112956964716445474495148180
Total3834173433112722701902002151761381551401331218289176358512

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 71459 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more military bases nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 71459 were primarily built in the 1980s. Rentals in 71459 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 71459 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,965 84%
 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 1,937 16%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7 0.2%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 5 0.1%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,099 90.2%
 Households Vacant 325 9.5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 243 75%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 2%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 29 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 48 15%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 16 0.5%
 1 Bedroom 44 1.5%
 2 Bedroom 1,111 36.7%
 3+ Bedroom 1,856 61.3%
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 $46,517 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 71459 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 71459 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 4,880 60%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,452 18%
 No Earnings 1,774 22%
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 4,880 60%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,452 18%
 No Earnings 1,774 22%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,826 83.1%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 44 0.8%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 680 11.7%
 Worked at Home 260 4.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 71459 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 54 1.9%
 High School Graduate 1,869 66.1%
 Associate's degree 177 6.3%
 Bachelor's degree 534 18.9%
 Master's degree 181 6.4%
 Professional school degree 12 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 2,340 73.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 233 7.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 604 19.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 71459

ZIP Code 71459 is in the Vernon Parish School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 71459.

North Polk Elementary School
4978 University Parkway
Fort Polk, LA 71459
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Vernon Parish School District
South Polk Elementary School
1665 Louisiana Ave
Leesville, LA 71459
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Vernon Parish School District

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