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ZIP Code 81211

Primary City:Buena Vista, CO (View All Cities)
County: Chaffee County
Timezone: Mountain (8:01pm)
Area code: 719 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.9, -106.3
ZIP (~24 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81211

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81211. 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 81211. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81211, 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:
Buena Vista, CO
Unacceptable:
Johnson Village

Stats and Demographics for the 81211 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81211 is located in central Colorado and covers an extremely 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 81211 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81211 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,623
Population Density 17 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,788
Median Home Value $260,700
Land Area 461.33 sq mi
Water Area 1.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,874
Median Household Income $49,648

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 50

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1601611632233274433713152943413493092632661921347143
Female1411681671781081471451441612463192943052621651138055
Total30132933040143559051645945558766860356852835724715198

Gender

 Male 4,425 58%
 Female 3,198 42%
Gender

Race

 White 6,995 91.8%
 Black Or African American 258 3.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 96 1.3%
 Asian 39 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 110 1.4%
 Two Or More Races 123 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1815321844756349923368
Renter5914313216786423610
Total7729635061464954126978

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,717 60%
 Single Guardian 236 8%
 Singles 766 27%
 Singles With Roommate 155 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,219 77%
 Households with Kids 655 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3529342932323735253230334028295051474648
Female3425212934372830392841293336364046322424
Total6954555866696565646071627364659097797072

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81211 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 81211 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 81211 real estate data, the median home value of $260,700 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 81211 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 81211 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81211 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,375 83.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,235 16.2%
 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 13 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,340 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 859 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 675 18%
 Households Vacant 914 24%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 61 7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 1%
 For Sale Only 59 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 662 72%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 115 13%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 21 3%
 1 Bedroom 250 36%
 2 Bedroom 131 19%
 3+ Bedroom 285 41%
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 $49,648 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 81211 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. A higher percentage of people in 81211 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 81211 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 1,938 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,598 26%
 No Earnings 2,673 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 1,938 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,598 26%
 No Earnings 2,673 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,148 75%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 240 8%
 Worked at Home 487 17%
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. 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 513 15%
 High School Graduate 1,726 50%
 Associate's degree 182 5%
 Bachelor's degree 509 15%
 Master's degree 318 9%
 Professional school degree 98 3%
 Doctorate degree 78 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 660 85%
 Enrolled in Private School 60 8%
 Not Enrolled in School 59 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 81211

ZIP Code 81211 is in the Buena Vista School District No. R-31. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81211.

Buena Vista Online Academy
613 East Main St
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Buena Vista School District No. R-31
Harry L MC Ginnis Middle School
South Railroad and Marquette
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Buena Vista School District No. R-31
Avery/Parsons Elementary School
516 East Main St
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Buena Vista School District No. R-31
Buena Vista High School
Railroad and Marquette
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Buena Vista School District No. R-31
Chaffee County High School
613 East Main St
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Buena Vista School District No. R-31
Darren Patterson Christian Academy
518 S San Juan Ave
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
The Link School
18885 County Road 367
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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