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ZIP Code 88253

Primary City:Lake Arthur, NM (View All Cities)
Timezone: Mountain (2:52pm)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.9, -104.6
ZIP (~20 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 88253

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 88253. 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 88253. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 88253, 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:
Lake Arthur, NM

Stats and Demographics for the 88253 ZIP Code

ZIP code 88253 is located in southeast New Mexico and covers a slightly higher 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 88253 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 families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 88253 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 935
Population Density 5 people per sq mi
Housing Units 389
Median Home Value $79,400
Land Area 189.56 sq mi
Water Area 0.62 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 329
Median Household Income $52,153

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
Male2038474020352421314235333314141184
Female3248433220283027394239251310151354
Total52869072406354487084745846242924138

Gender

 Male 470 50%
 Female 465 50%
Gender

Race

 White 637 68.1%
 Black Or African American 5 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.2%
 Asian 1 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 246 26.3%
 Two Or More Races 44 4.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner42243524428186
Renter427172426590
Total84960767033276

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 190 58%
 Single Guardian 50 15%
 Singles 71 22%
 Singles With Roommate 18 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 198 60%
 Households with Kids 131 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male355495879910691312116383
Female4931149201149971086341093
Total7148151314281813181913192118141013176

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 88253 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 88253 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 88253 real estate data, the median home value of $79,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 88253 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 88253 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 88253 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 935 100%
 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 95 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 122 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 112 29%
 Households Vacant 60 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 6 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1 2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 51 85%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 2 2%
 2 Bedroom 58 60%
 3+ Bedroom 36 38%
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 $52,153 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 88253 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 88253 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 338 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 157 21%
 No Earnings 263 35%
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 338 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 157 21%
 No Earnings 263 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 407 95%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 11 3%
 Worked at Home 11 3%
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 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 86 24.2%
 High School Graduate 175 49.2%
 Associate's degree 83 23.3%
 Bachelor's degree 10 2.8%
 Master's degree 2 0.6%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 168 84%
 Enrolled in Private School 10 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 21 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 88253

ZIP Code 88253 is in the Lake Arthur Municipal School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 88253.

Lake Arthur Elementary
700 Broadway
Lake Arthur, NM 88253
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lake Arthur Municipal School District
Lake Arthur Middle School
700 Broadway
Lake Arthur, NM 88253
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lake Arthur Municipal School District
Lake Arthur High School
700 Broadway
Lake Arthur, NM 88253
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lake Arthur Municipal School District

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