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ZIP Code 87420

Primary City:Shiprock, NM (View All Cities)
County: San Juan County
Timezone: Mountain (12:46pm)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.8, -108.7
ZIP (~27 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87420

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 87420. 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 87420. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 87420, 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:
Shiprock, NM
Unacceptable:
Biklabito, Little Water, Tocito

Stats and Demographics for the 87420 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87420 is located in northwest New Mexico 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 87420 are primarily American Indian or Alaskan Native. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87420 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 11,967
Population Density 22 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,050
Median Home Value $88,700
Land Area 535.70 sq mi
Water Area 3.52 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,474
Median Household Income $31,809

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male534514472577454436361348319450379300226172137695128
Female5295374905254494243653353784184253412942022071026752
Total1,0631,0519621,10290386072668369786880464152037434417111880

Gender

 Male 5,827 49%
 Female 6,140 51%
Gender

Race

 White 150 1.3%
 Black Or African American 11 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 11,565 96.6%
 Asian 21 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 16 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 203 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner5420033061550037714944
Renter662562442891881173411
Total12045657490468849418355

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,413 41%
 Single Guardian 1,323 38%
 Singles 628 18%
 Singles With Roommate 110 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,729 50%
 Households with Kids 1,745 50%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1041071191021001038610611910089909895102118109141107108
Female88991241151051061171001091048786981158710113190116100
Total192206243217205209203206228204176176196210189219240231223208

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87420 has a slightly less than average 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 87420 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 87420 real estate data, the median home value of $88,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 87420. Rentals in 87420 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87420 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 11,889 99.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 36 0.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 8 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 34 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 466 12%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,803 45%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,205 30%
 Households Vacant 576 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 79 13.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 3.1%
 For Sale Only 1 0.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 0.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 177 30.7%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 298 51.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 122 9%
 1 Bedroom 81 6%
 2 Bedroom 305 23%
 3+ Bedroom 793 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 $31,809 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 87420 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 87420. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,424 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,201 13%
 No Earnings 4,865 51%
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 3,424 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,201 13%
 No Earnings 4,865 51%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,875 92.3%
 Public transportation 3 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 2 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 89 2.1%
 Worked at Home 229 5.5%
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. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 654 18%
 High School Graduate 2,095 59%
 Associate's degree 504 14%
 Bachelor's degree 166 5%
 Master's degree 49 1%
 Professional school degree 44 1%
 Doctorate degree 55 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,796 83.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 23 0.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 529 15.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 87420

ZIP Code 87420 is in the Central Consolidated School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 87420.

Mesa Elementary
N Hwy 491 Mesa School Rd
Shiprock, NM 87420
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Central Consolidated School District
Nizhoni Elementary
Hwy 491
Shiprock, NM 87420
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Central Consolidated School District
Tse'Bit'Ai Middle School
Us Hwy 64
Shiprock, NM 87420
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Central Consolidated School District
Eva B Stokely Elementary
West Hwy 64
Shiprock, NM 87420
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Central Consolidated School District
Atsa' Biya' A'Zh Community School
Pinon St Bldg C
Shiprock, NM 87420
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Atsa' Biya' A'Zh Community School District
Beclabito Day School
Clliford Ward Dr Hwy 64
Shiprock, NM 87420
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Beclabito Day School District
Shiprock High School
Hwy 64
Shiprock, NM 87420
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Central Consolidated School District
Career Prep Alternative
West Hwy 64
Shiprock, NM 87420
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Central Consolidated School District
Shiprock Northwest High School
Pinon St Bldg 1416
Shiprock, NM 87420
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Shiprock Northwest High School District

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