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ZIP Code 88340

Primary City:Mescalero, NM (View All Cities)
County: Otero County
Timezone: Mountain (5:42am)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.2, -105.6
ZIP (~19 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 88340

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 88340. 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 88340. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 88340, 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:
Mescalero, NM
Unacceptable:
Mescalero Apache Indian Rese

Stats and Demographics for the 88340 ZIP Code

ZIP code 88340 is located in south 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 88340 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 an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 88340 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,616
Population Density 5 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,114
Median Home Value $84,000
Land Area 718.18 sq mi
Water Area 0.57 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,021
Median Household Income $30,230

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 27Male Median Age: 24Female Median Age: 28

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male19120516318515513710911210610184606433251092
Female19117915215813716613612512012311995474030102017
Total3823843153432923032452372262242031551117355202919

Gender

 Male 1,751 48%
 Female 1,865 52%
Gender

Race

 White 174 4.8%
 Black Or African American 10 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3,334 92.2%
 Asian 3 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 30 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 65 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1810117716212871212
Renter19817798491430
Total3718225426017785242

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 330 32%
 Single Guardian 462 45%
 Singles 176 17%
 Singles With Roommate 53 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 448 44%
 Households with Kids 573 56%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3149334150374143343135393523354336442726
Female3537314741313336384544242019312741362332
Total6686648891687479727679635542667077805058

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 88340 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 88340 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 88340 real estate data, the median home value of $84,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 88340 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 88340 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 88340 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,573 98.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 37 1.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 6 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 65 6%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 615 55%
 Renter Occupied Households 341 31%
 Households Vacant 93 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 5 5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 1 1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 31 33%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 51 55%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 6 2%
 1 Bedroom 14 4%
 2 Bedroom 56 14%
 3+ Bedroom 318 81%
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 $30,230 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 88340 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 88340 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 870 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 625 26%
 No Earnings 940 39%
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 870 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 625 26%
 No Earnings 940 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,027 90%
 Public transportation 33 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 31 3%
 Worked at Home 55 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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 195 23%
 High School Graduate 519 62%
 Associate's degree 38 5%
 Bachelor's degree 64 8%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 24 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,159 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 14 1%
 Not Enrolled in School 145 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 88340

ZIP Code 88340 is in the Mescalero Apache School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 88340.

Mescalero Apache School
249 White Mountain Dr
Mescalero, NM 88340
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Mescalero Apache School District

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