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ZIP Code 72542

Primary City:Hardy, AR (View All Cities)
County: Sharp County
Timezone: Central (2:28pm)
Area code: 870 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.3, -91.5
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 72542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 72542. 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 72542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 72542, 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:
Hardy, AR
Acceptable:
Highland

Stats and Demographics for the 72542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 72542 is located in north 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 72542 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 72542 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,826
Population Density 24 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,470
Median Home Value $107,100
Land Area 158.61 sq mi
Water Area 0.86 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,642
Median Household Income $31,152

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 47Male Median Age: 47Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9212413513268768985104132139158152163123833428
Female941171061306677729511515215513515615397985338
Total1862412412621341531611802192842942933083162201818766

Gender

 Male 1,917 50%
 Female 1,909 50%
Gender

Race

 White 3,668 95.9%
 Black Or African American 6 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 51 1.3%
 Asian 10 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 16 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 74 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner219214924829730716338
Renter2047487050374015
Total4113919731834734420353

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 877 53%
 Single Guardian 216 13%
 Singles 485 30%
 Singles With Roommate 64 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,219 74%
 Households with Kids 423 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1420172523252727222032322328263228192722
Female131620231735142823152516242625322826198
Total2736374840604155453557484754516456454630

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 72542 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 72542 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 2000s. Looking at 72542 real estate data, the median home value of $107,100 is slightly less than average 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 72542. Rentals in 72542 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 72542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,826 100%
 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 729 30%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 586 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 327 13%
 Households Vacant 828 34%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 56 6.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.4%
 For Sale Only 63 7.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 21 2.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 538 65.0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 147 17.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 32 12%
 1 Bedroom 48 18%
 2 Bedroom 76 28%
 3+ Bedroom 117 43%
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 $31,152 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 72542 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 72542 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 842 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 722 24%
 No Earnings 1,416 48%
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 842 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 722 24%
 No Earnings 1,416 48%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,070 86%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 77 6%
 Worked at Home 91 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 182 15%
 High School Graduate 831 68%
 Associate's degree 77 6%
 Bachelor's degree 61 5%
 Master's degree 51 4%
 Professional school degree 10 1%
 Doctorate degree 15 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 544 86%
 Enrolled in Private School 48 8%
 Not Enrolled in School 37 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 72542

ZIP Code 72542 is in the Highland School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 72542.

Cherokee Elementary School
Hwy 175 Spur
Hardy, AR 72542
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Highland School District
Highland Middle School
1 Rebel Circle
Hardy, AR 72542
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Highland School District
Highland High School
1 Rebel Circle
Hardy, AR 72542
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Highland School District

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