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ZIP Code 87517

Primary City:Carson, NM (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Taos County
Timezone: Mountain (3:34am)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.40, -105.81
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87517

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 87517. 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 87517. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 87517, 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:
Carson, NM

Stats and Demographics for the 87517 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87517 is located in north New Mexico 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 87517 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 small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87517 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 356
Population Density 5 people per sq mi
Housing Units 405
Median Home Value $75,000
Land Area 78.62 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 227
Median Household Income $24,861

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 56Male Median Age: 57Female Median Age: 55

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male12254451116201337252315533
Female672462651015173226108420
Total7949106111626353069513323953

Gender

 Male 194 54%
 Female 162 46%
Gender

Race

 White 307 86.2%
 Black Or African American 1 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 2.0%
 Asian 3 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 17 4.8%
 Two Or More Races 21 5.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner171937834283
Renter025810200
Total192445934483

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 59 26%
 Single Guardian 13 6%
 Singles 133 59%
 Singles With Roommate 22 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 208 92%
 Households with Kids 19 8%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male01001010010001112101
Female20201022220000020113
Total21202032230001132214

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87517 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87517 were primarily built in the 1990s. Looking at 87517 real estate data, the median home value of $75,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 87517 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 356 100%
 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 49 12%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 151 37%
 Renter Occupied Households 27 7%
 Households Vacant 178 44%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 7 3.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 6 3.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 95 53.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 69 38.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $24,861 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 87517 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

ZIP 87517 is unusual in that "Worked at Home" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. A higher percentage of people in 87517 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. In 87517 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. 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 0 0%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 40 45%
 No Earnings 49 55%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 0 0%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 40 45%
 No Earnings 49 55%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9 39%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 14 61%
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 31 49%
 High School Graduate 18 29%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 14 22%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

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