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ZIP Code 71742

Primary City:Fordyce, AR (View All Cities)
County: Dallas County
Timezone: Central (2:10pm)
Area code: 870 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.8, -92.5
ZIP (~18 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 71742

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 71742. 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 71742. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 71742, 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:
Fordyce, AR

Stats and Demographics for the 71742 ZIP Code

ZIP code 71742 is located in south Arkansas 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 71742 are primarily white. The number of seniors is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 71742 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,980
Population Density 33 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,789
Median Home Value $63,600
Land Area 182.44 sq mi
Water Area 0.50 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,290
Median Household Income $28,685

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male195191256237198163163177176181198220173122104836451
Female14918221221617114016814919922521220919316811811998100
Total344373468453369303331326375406410429366290222202162151

Gender

 Male 2,952 49%
 Female 3,028 51%
Gender

Race

 White 3,172 53.0%
 Black Or African American 2,640 44.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 24 0.4%
 Asian 14 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 68 1.1%
 Two Or More Races 61 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1810519429937127817361
Renter78156153148103606627
Total9626134744747433823988

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,041 45%
 Single Guardian 506 22%
 Singles 656 29%
 Singles With Roommate 87 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,560 68%
 Households with Kids 730 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4938392640272953424856525446415341564649
Female2629323437413133403746394644415653353137
Total7567716077686086828510291100908210994917786

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 71742 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 71742 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 71742 real estate data, the median home value of $63,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 71742. Rentals in 71742 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 71742 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,495 92%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 139 2%
 Juvenile Facilities 159 3%
 Nursing Facilities 107 2%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 80 1%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 724 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 775 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 791 28%
 Households Vacant 499 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 75 15.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 1.2%
 For Sale Only 32 6.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 0.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 138 27.7%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 243 48.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 8 1%
 1 Bedroom 154 16%
 2 Bedroom 427 45%
 3+ Bedroom 354 38%
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 $28,685 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 71742 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, 71742 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 71742 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,658 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,030 21%
 No Earnings 2,281 46%
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 1,658 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,030 21%
 No Earnings 2,281 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,147 93.2%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 141 6.1%
 Worked at Home 15 0.7%
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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 326 17%
 High School Graduate 1,197 64%
 Associate's degree 147 8%
 Bachelor's degree 147 8%
 Master's degree 27 1%
 Professional school degree 30 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,328 89.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 80 5.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 81 5.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 71742

ZIP Code 71742 is in the Fordyce School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 71742.

Fordyce Elementary Schools
350 Redbug Circle
Fordyce, AR 71742
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fordyce School District
Fordyce Middle School
75 Redbug Blvd
Fordyce, AR 71742
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Fordyce School District
Fordyce High School
100 Redbug Blvd
Fordyce, AR 71742
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fordyce School District

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