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ZIP Code 88231

Primary City:Eunice, NM (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Lea County
Timezone: Mountain (11:27am)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.4, -103.2
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 88231

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 88231. 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 88231. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 88231, 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:
Eunice, NM

Stats and Demographics for the 88231 ZIP Code

ZIP code 88231 is located in southeast New Mexico and covers a 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 88231 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 slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 88231 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,238
Population Density 9 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,412
Median Home Value $92,400
Land Area 367.11 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,201
Median Household Income $56,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 34

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male15512410711310412512079100125140115894640382712
Female136124109118111114949874112121118685942393012
Total29124821623121523921417717423726123315710582775724

Gender

 Male 1,659 51%
 Female 1,579 49%
Gender

Race

 White 2,711 83.7%
 Black Or African American 36 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 20 0.6%
 Asian 11 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.1%
 Other Race 395 12.2%
 Two Or More Races 63 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner36156143221185998417
Renter37495155441482
Total732051942762291139219

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 655 55%
 Single Guardian 210 17%
 Singles 284 24%
 Singles With Roommate 52 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 735 61%
 Households with Kids 466 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2431442533242522201915182629292426142012
Female243623261441212226202924171930242418228
Total4867675147654644463944424348594850324220

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 88231 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 88231 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 88231 real estate data, the median home value of $92,400 is slightly less 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 88231. Rentals in 88231 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 88231 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,238 100%
 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 379 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 562 40%
 Renter Occupied Households 260 18%
 Households Vacant 211 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 52 25%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 4%
 For Sale Only 15 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 16 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 112 53%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 54 15%
 1 Bedroom 47 13%
 2 Bedroom 132 37%
 3+ Bedroom 126 35%
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 $56,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 88231 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 88231 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 1,295 51%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 395 16%
 No Earnings 846 33%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,295 51%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 395 16%
 No Earnings 846 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,474 94%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 54 3%
 Worked at Home 35 2%
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 area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 335 31%
 High School Graduate 608 57%
 Associate's degree 50 5%
 Bachelor's degree 43 4%
 Master's degree 34 3%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 472 77%
 Enrolled in Private School 90 15%
 Not Enrolled in School 50 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 88231

ZIP Code 88231 is in the Eunice Municipal School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 88231.

Caton Middle School
1106 16th St
Eunice, NM 88231
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Eunice Municipal School District
Mettie Jordan Elementary
1200 16th St
Eunice, NM 88231
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Eunice Municipal School District
Eunice High School
1720 Ave K
Eunice, NM 88231
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Eunice Municipal School District
Eunice Holiness Academy
1403 Avenue U
Eunice, NM 88231
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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