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ZIP Code 79601

Primary City:Abilene, TX (View All Cities)
County: Taylor County
Timezone: Central (4:23pm)
Area code: 325 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.6, -99.6
ZIP (~19 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79601

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79601. 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 79601. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79601, 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:
Abilene, TX
Unacceptable:
Hamby, Potosi

Stats and Demographics for the 79601 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79601 is located in central Texas and covers a large 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 79601 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79601 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 25,085
Population Density 101 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,122
Median Home Value $82,700
Land Area 249.00 sq mi
Water Area 5.60 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,938
Median Household Income $34,556

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 28

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male5845014281,1522,6131,5751,2751,0921,0061,066846680478386272211143135
Female5885154611,3122,029694465424442533609528473393335311247283
Total1,1721,0168892,4644,6422,2691,7401,5161,4481,5991,4551,208951779607522390418

Gender

 Male 14,443 58%
 Female 10,642 42%
Gender

Race

 White 17,726 70.7%
 Black Or African American 3,364 13.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 105 0.4%
 Asian 335 1.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 3,038 12.1%
 Two Or More Races 510 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner89380475810832692464171
Renter1,468800430447367203175135
Total1,5571,1809051,2571,199895639306

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,123 39%
 Single Guardian 1,136 14%
 Singles 2,632 33%
 Singles With Roommate 1,047 13%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,023 76%
 Households with Kids 1,915 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1091181191071129511093918877918587889078287609503
Female13010512310211095951121039910177949010310882394625546
Total2392232422092221902052051941871781681791771911981606811,2341,049

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79601 has a slightly less 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 rented. Homes in ZIP code 79601 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1950s. Looking at 79601 real estate data, the median home value of $82,700 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 79601. Rentals in 79601 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79601 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 18,315 73.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 4,790 19.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 93 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,821 7.3%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 66 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,931 21%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,982 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,025 44%
 Households Vacant 1,184 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 583 49.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 26 2.2%
 For Sale Only 58 4.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 49 4.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 143 12.1%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 323 27.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 110 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,223 33%
 2 Bedroom 1,323 36%
 3+ Bedroom 1,067 29%
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 $34,556 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 79601 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. The commute in 79601 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 5,116 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,930 33%
 No Earnings 11,316 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 5,116 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,930 33%
 No Earnings 11,316 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,442 89.6%
 Public transportation 74 0.8%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 18 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 703 7.5%
 Worked at Home 181 1.9%
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 2,972 29%
 High School Graduate 5,586 55%
 Associate's degree 310 3%
 Bachelor's degree 747 7%
 Master's degree 273 3%
 Professional school degree 88 1%
 Doctorate degree 231 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,259 77.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 289 9.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 383 13.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79601

ZIP Code 79601 is in the Abilene Independent School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79601.

Sam Houston
317 North 6th St
Abilene, TX 79601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Abilene Independent School District
Harmony Family Services
317 North 6th St
Abilene, TX 79601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Abilene Independent School District
College Heights Elementary
1450 North 17th St
Abilene, TX 79601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Taylor Elementary
916 East North 13th St
Abilene, TX 79601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Woodson Ecc
520 North 9th St
Abilene, TX 79601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Woodson Early Headstart
949 Plum St
Abilene, TX 79601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Craig Middle School
702 South Judge Ely Blvd
Abilene, TX 79601
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Woodson Center for Excellence
342 Cockerell
Abilene, TX 79601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Holland Medical High School
2442 Cedar St
Abilene, TX 79601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Academy for Technology Engineering Math & Science
650 East Hwy 80
Abilene, TX 79601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Abilene Independent School District

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