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ZIP Code 81252

Primary City:Westcliffe, CO (View All Cities)
County: Custer County
Timezone: Mountain (6:40am)
Area code: 719 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.1, -105.5
ZIP (~22 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81252

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81252. 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 81252. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81252, 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:
Westcliffe, CO
Acceptable:
Silver Cliff
Unacceptable:
Horn Creek, Rosita, Tanglewood Acres

Stats and Demographics for the 81252 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81252 is located in south 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 81252 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 slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81252 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,830
Population Density 6 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,438
Median Home Value $217,900
Land Area 615.75 sq mi
Water Area 1.20 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,728
Median Household Income $31,437

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 53Male Median Age: 53Female Median Age: 54

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male57829910548748999103125180223241196124764021
Female6989117903141597795130191228220162100784823
Total126171216195791151481761982553714514613582241548844

Gender

 Male 1,982 52%
 Female 1,848 48%
Gender

Race

 White 3,639 95.0%
 Black Or African American 43 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 29 0.8%
 Asian 16 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 38 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 65 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner64611427645333214718
Renter1247637472322016
Total189317735052536416734

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,009 58%
 Single Guardian 128 7%
 Singles 527 30%
 Singles With Roommate 64 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,400 81%
 Households with Kids 328 19%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male101810112182214172015211924272727141013
Female16121710171314192628182224252519231581
Total2630272138213633434833434349524650291814

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81252 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 81252 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 81252 real estate data, the median home value of $217,900 is slightly higher than average 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 81252. Rentals in 81252 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81252 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,680 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 150 4%
 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 819 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 573 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 336 10%
 Households Vacant 1,710 50%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 43 2.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 0.4%
 For Sale Only 74 4.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 10 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,386 81.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 190 11.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 8 2%
 1 Bedroom 88 25%
 2 Bedroom 196 55%
 3+ Bedroom 64 18%
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 $31,437 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 81252 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 81252 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. Most commuters in 81252 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 718 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,078 34%
 No Earnings 1,416 44%
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 718 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,078 34%
 No Earnings 1,416 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 998 78%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 74 6%
 Worked at Home 202 16%
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 112 7%
 High School Graduate 833 53%
 Associate's degree 83 5%
 Bachelor's degree 320 20%
 Master's degree 128 8%
 Professional school degree 39 2%
 Doctorate degree 59 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 472 92%
 Enrolled in Private School 25 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 17 3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 81252

ZIP Code 81252 is in the Custer County School District Consolidate 1. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81252.

Custer County Elementary School
709 Main St
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Custer County School District Consolidate 1
Custer Middle School
709 Main St
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Custer County School District Consolidate 1
Custer County High School
709 Main St
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Custer County School District Consolidate 1

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