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ZIP Code 72342

Primary City:Helena, AR (View All Cities)
County: Phillips County
Timezone: Central (2:15am)
Area code: 870 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.4, -90.8
ZIP (~22 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 72342

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 72342. 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 72342. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 72342, 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:
Helena, AR

Stats and Demographics for the 72342 ZIP Code

ZIP code 72342 is located in east 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 72342 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is 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 72342 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,532
Population Density 62 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,708
Median Home Value $79,200
Land Area 89.28 sq mi
Water Area 4.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,153
Median Household Income $25,014

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male19817422922417015711814115619817114914312793623742
Female240201203234187154174140150186199195169144117817198
Total438375432458357311292281306384370344312271210143108140

Gender

 Male 2,589 47%
 Female 2,943 53%
Gender

Race

 White 1,701 30.7%
 Black Or African American 3,749 67.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 0.1%
 Asian 16 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 20 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 39 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner85813719723523312855
Renter129229184227187844121
Total13728732142442231716976

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 634 29%
 Single Guardian 700 33%
 Singles 719 33%
 Singles With Roommate 100 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,421 66%
 Households with Kids 732 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4743383934363634344742414851414259453733
Female4843414845403342414936373150434653553746
Total9586798779766976759678787910184881121007479

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 72342 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 72342 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1960s. Looking at 72342 real estate data, the median home value of $79,200 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 72342. Rentals in 72342 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 72342 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,332 96.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 65 1.2%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 105 1.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 30 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 492 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 559 21%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,102 41%
 Households Vacant 555 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 221 39.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 1.1%
 For Sale Only 34 6.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 2.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 37 6.7%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 244 44.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 249 23%
 2 Bedroom 417 39%
 3+ Bedroom 397 37%
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 $25,014 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 72342 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 72342 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 1,065 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 938 24%
 No Earnings 1,921 49%
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 1,065 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 938 24%
 No Earnings 1,921 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,506 96%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 32 2%
 Worked at Home 29 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 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 413 27.3%
 High School Graduate 735 48.6%
 Associate's degree 83 5.5%
 Bachelor's degree 179 11.8%
 Master's degree 55 3.6%
 Professional school degree 44 2.9%
 Doctorate degree 2 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 994 77%
 Enrolled in Private School 198 15%
 Not Enrolled in School 97 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 72342

ZIP Code 72342 is in the Kipp Delta Public Schools. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 72342.

Kipp:delta College Prep School
215 Cherry St
Helena, AR 72342
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Kipp Delta Public Schools
Kipp Delta Elementary Literacy Academy
210 Cherry St
Helena, AR 72342
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kipp Delta Public Schools
J.f. Wahl Elementary School
125 Hickory Hills Dr
Helena, AR 72342
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Helena/ W.helena School District
Kipp:delta Collegiate High School
320 Missouri St
Helena, AR 72342
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Kipp Delta Public Schools

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