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ZIP Code 77042

Primary City:Houston, TX (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Briar Forest
County: Harris County
Timezone: Central (11:49pm)
Area code: 713 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:29.74, -95.56
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 77042

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 77042. 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 77042. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 77042, 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:
Houston, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 77042 ZIP Code

ZIP code 77042 is located in east Texas and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 77042 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 77042 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 36,385
Population Density 5,821 people per sq mi
Housing Units 20,521
Median Home Value $211,900
Land Area 6.25 sq mi
Water Area 0.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 17,634
Median Household Income $46,159

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 33

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,4541,0668057281,4692,3062,0081,6431,2731,0731,061838689501335236176108
Female1,4931,0807687901,7252,3511,9331,4871,1341,0981,1771,045841608421305186174
Total2,9472,1461,5731,5183,1944,6573,9413,1302,4072,1712,2381,8831,5301,109756541362282

Gender

 Male 17,769 49%
 Female 18,616 51%
Gender

Race

 White 18,164 49.9%
 Black Or African American 9,758 26.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 200 0.5%
 Asian 2,905 8.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 31 0.1%
 Other Race 4,037 11.1%
 Two Or More Races 1,290 3.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner395828701,0341,093814465139
Renter1,5004,6152,7021,9541,19140416864
Total1,5395,1973,5722,9882,2841,218633203

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,470 31%
 Single Guardian 3,101 18%
 Singles 7,478 42%
 Singles With Roommate 1,585 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 13,247 75%
 Households with Kids 4,387 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male302310276230257217217175200178163183147134112130142176168187
Female304292274264238224209225184179146155151137157136137168192249
Total606602550494495441426400384357309338298271269266279344360436

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 77042 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 77042 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 77042 real estate data, the median home value of $211,900 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 77042 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 77042 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 77042 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 36,378 100.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 7 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,288 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,748 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 12,598 61%
 Households Vacant 2,887 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2,211 76.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 60 2.1%
 For Sale Only 165 5.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 23 0.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 99 3.4%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 327 11.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 536 4%
 1 Bedroom 5,676 47%
 2 Bedroom 5,091 42%
 3+ Bedroom 846 7%
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 $46,159 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 77042 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. Most commuters in 77042 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 16,471 55%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,867 23%
 No Earnings 6,411 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 16,471 55%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,867 23%
 No Earnings 6,411 22%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 18,814 88.7%
 Public transportation 800 3.8%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 11 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 408 1.9%
 Worked at Home 1,177 5.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 1,355 11%
 High School Graduate 4,858 39%
 Associate's degree 642 5%
 Bachelor's degree 3,302 27%
 Master's degree 1,390 11%
 Professional school degree 393 3%
 Doctorate degree 472 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,732 66.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 957 17.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 886 15.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 77042

ZIP Code 77042 is in the Houston Independent School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 77042.

Texas Connections Academy at Houston
10550 Richmond Ave Houston
Houston, TX 77042
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Houston Independent School District
Sneed Elementary
9855 Pagewood Ln
Houston, TX 77042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Alief Independent School District
Walnut Bend Elementary
10620 Briar Forest
Houston, TX 77042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Houston Independent School District
Revere Middle School
10502 Briar Forest Dr
Houston, TX 77042
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Houston Independent School District
Ascension Episcopal School
2525 Seagler Rd
Houston, TX 77042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Alexander-Smith Academy
10255 Richmond Ave Ste 100
Houston, TX 77042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Grace School
10219 Ella Lee Ln
Houston, TX 77042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
River Oaks Academy
10600 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77042
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Wesley Academy
10570 Westpark Dr
Houston, TX 77042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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