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ZIP Code 81242

Primary City:Poncha Springs, CO (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Chaffee County
Timezone: Mountain (10:49pm)
Area code: 719 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.51, -106.07
ZIP (~1600 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81242. 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 81242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81242, 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:
Poncha Springs, CO
Acceptable:
Poncha Spgs

Stats and Demographics for the 81242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81242 is located in central Colorado and covers a slightly less 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 81242 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81242 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 606
Population Density 273 people per sq mi
Housing Units 286
Median Home Value $192,100
Land Area 2.22 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 252
Median Household Income $41,154

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 35

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male21222112162419171218283115146842
Female2419231822262720171923272477823
Total4541443038504637293751583921131665

Gender

 Male 290 48%
 Female 316 52%
Gender

Race

 White 571 94.2%
 Black Or African American 2 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 1.0%
 Asian 2 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.5%
 Other Race 4 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 18 3.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner32323364315153
Renter829161714502
Total115239535720155

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 125 50%
 Single Guardian 54 21%
 Singles 54 21%
 Singles With Roommate 19 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 161 64%
 Households with Kids 91 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male76153415926553511321
Female45484433527563427419
Total1111513784814413101169387310

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81242 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 81242 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 2000s. Looking at 81242 real estate data, the median home value of $192,100 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 81242 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 606 100%
 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 132 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 29 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 91 32%
 Households Vacant 34 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 4 12%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 14 41%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 26%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 4 12%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 16 8%
 2 Bedroom 60 31%
 3+ Bedroom 120 61%
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 $41,154 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 81242 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 81242 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 348 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 328 37%
 No Earnings 202 23%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 348 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 328 37%
 No Earnings 202 23%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 499 94%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 28 5%
 Worked at Home 5 1%
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 51 14.8%
 High School Graduate 175 50.7%
 Associate's degree 10 2.9%
 Bachelor's degree 62 18.0%
 Master's degree 29 8.4%
 Professional school degree 16 4.6%
 Doctorate degree 2 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 141 84%
 Enrolled in Private School 12 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 15 9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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