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ZIP Code 99603

Primary City:Homer, AK (View All Cities)
County: Kenai Peninsula Borough
Timezone: America/Anchorage (11:27am)
Area code: 907 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:60, -151
ZIP (~96 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 99603

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 99603. 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 99603. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 99603, 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:
Homer, AK
Acceptable:
English Bay, Fritz Creek, Halibut Cove, Kachemak, Nanwalek, Port Graham

Stats and Demographics for the 99603 ZIP Code

ZIP code 99603 is located in west Alaska 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 99603 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 large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 99603 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 9,840
Population Density 9 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,662
Median Home Value $246,900
Land Area 1,071.18 sq mi
Water Area 156.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,167
Median Household Income $53,797

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male311314339365239275292272276319464494437263130975749
Female303293351329217286249270313369477487335211128926869
Total614607690694456561541542589688941981772474258189125118

Gender

 Male 4,993 51%
 Female 4,847 49%
Gender

Race

 White 8,563 87.0%
 Black Or African American 32 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 656 6.7%
 Asian 92 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.1%
 Other Race 47 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 442 4.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3922440369587740615546
Renter121320249240225815036
Total1605446529351,10248720582

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,992 48%
 Single Guardian 529 13%
 Singles 1,317 32%
 Singles With Roommate 329 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,966 71%
 Households with Kids 1,201 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male6856596251645268796062778159757983725669
Female6063596758575565588757786168767370624847
Total128119118129109121107133137147119155142127151152153134104116

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 99603 has a large 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 99603 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 99603 real estate data, the median home value of $246,900 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 99603. Rentals in 99603 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 99603 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,766 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 25 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 6 0.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 43 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,734 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,111 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,322 23%
 Households Vacant 1,495 26%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 166 11%
 Rented & Unoccupied 25 2%
 For Sale Only 67 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 996 67%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 223 15%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 78 6%
 1 Bedroom 350 27%
 2 Bedroom 505 38%
 3+ Bedroom 383 29%
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 $53,797 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 99603 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 99603 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 99603 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 99603 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 2,134 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,141 41%
 No Earnings 2,347 31%
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 2,134 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,141 41%
 No Earnings 2,347 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,140 73.3%
 Public transportation 11 0.3%
 Taxicab 15 0.4%
 Motorcycle 3 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 583 13.6%
 Worked at Home 529 12.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 303 9%
 High School Graduate 1,939 59%
 Associate's degree 211 6%
 Bachelor's degree 520 16%
 Master's degree 215 7%
 Professional school degree 58 2%
 Doctorate degree 57 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,643 82.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 89 4.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 251 12.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 99603

ZIP Code 99603 is in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 99603.

Nanwalek School
63550 Alexandrovsky St
Nanwalek, AK 99603
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Port Graham School
63693 Graham Rd
Port Graham, AK 99603
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Razdolna School
31746 Basargin Rd
Homer, AK 99603
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Voznesenka School
32908 Voznesenka Rd
Voznesenka, AK 99603
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Kachemak Selo School
44032 Milton Rd
Fritz Creek, AK 99603
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Paul Banks Elementary
1340 East End Rd
Homer, AK 99603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Fireweed Academy
995 Soundview Ave
Homer, AK 99603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
West Homer Elementary
995 Soundview Ave
Homer, AK 99603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Mcneil Canyon Elementary
52188 East End Rd
Homer, AK 99603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Homer Flex School
4122 Ben Walters Ln
Homer, AK 99603
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Homer High School
600 East Fairview Ave
Homer, AK 99603
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Homer Middle School
500 Sterling Hwy
Homer, AK 99603
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

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