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ZIP Code 81055

Primary City:La Veta, CO (View All Cities)
County: Huerfano County
Timezone: Mountain (1:43am)
Area code: 719 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.5, -105.1
ZIP (~17 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81055

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81055. 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 81055. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81055, 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:
La Veta, CO
Unacceptable:
Cuchara, Indian Creek, Ojo, Wahatoya

Stats and Demographics for the 81055 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81055 is located in south Colorado 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 81055 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81055 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,339
Population Density 5 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,679
Median Home Value $253,000
Land Area 257.22 sq mi
Water Area 0.22 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 677
Median Household Income $44,479

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 54Male Median Age: 54Female Median Age: 54

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male21282639719292831375967925045321412
Female262739321621331832428176876545251325
Total4755657123406246637914014317911590572737

Gender

 Male 636 47%
 Female 703 53%
Gender

Race

 White 1,233 92.1%
 Black Or African American 2 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 12 0.9%
 Asian 2 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.2%
 Other Race 39 2.9%
 Two Or More Races 48 3.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner22237781601115525
Renter7263348372286
Total948701261971336331

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 342 51%
 Single Guardian 50 7%
 Singles 254 38%
 Singles With Roommate 31 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 554 82%
 Households with Kids 123 18%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male551563667547197913642
Female2983447575781181058720
Total7149810713111410111512171714211362

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81055 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 81055 were primarily built in the 1980s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 81055 real estate data, the median home value of $253,000 is high 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 81055. Rentals in 81055 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81055 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,339 100%
 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 283 17%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 207 12%
 Renter Occupied Households 187 11%
 Households Vacant 1,002 60%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 45 4.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 42 4.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 0.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 848 84.6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 65 6.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 9 6%
 2 Bedroom 52 37%
 3+ Bedroom 80 57%
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 $44,479 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 81055 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. 81055 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 81055 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 81055 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 249 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 460 37%
 No Earnings 525 43%
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 249 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 460 37%
 No Earnings 525 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 402 68%
 Public transportation 18 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 103 17%
 Worked at Home 71 12%
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 44 8%
 High School Graduate 232 43%
 Associate's degree 24 4%
 Bachelor's degree 127 23%
 Master's degree 60 11%
 Professional school degree 18 3%
 Doctorate degree 39 7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 87 80%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 22 20%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 81055

ZIP Code 81055 is in the La Veta School District Re-2. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81055.

La Veta Junior-Senior High School
126 East Garland
La Veta, CO 81055
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: La Veta School District Re-2
La Veta Elementary School
126 East Garland
La Veta, CO 81055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: La Veta School District Re-2

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