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ZIP Code 23888

Primary City:Wakefield, VA (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (7:15am)
Coordinates:37.0, -77.0
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 23888

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 23888. 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 23888. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 23888, 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:
Wakefield, VA

Stats and Demographics for the 23888 ZIP Code

ZIP code 23888 is located in southeast Virginia 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 23888 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 parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 23888 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,275
Population Density 26 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,093
Median Home Value $120,100
Land Area 87.19 sq mi
Water Area 0.51 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 946
Median Household Income $40,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 45


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 56562127
5-97575150
10-147659135
15-198755142
20-245864122
25-295165116
30-346244106
35-395781138
40-447875153
45-499876174
50-5492105197
55-598297179
60-648997186
65-695668124
70-74334780
75-79232851
80-84192847
85 Plus143448

Gender

 Male 1,115 49%
 Female 1,160 51%
Gender

Race

 White 1,218 53.5%
 Black Or African American 997 43.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 23 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 13 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 21 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2482129
25-34415091
35-449659155
45-5415452206
55-6415564219
65-7410130131
75-84621880
85 Plus28735

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 425 45%
 Single Guardian 214 23%
 Singles 262 28%
 Singles With Roommate 45 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 664 70%
 Households with Kids 282 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1121426
2141125
3151126
451722
5221032
6121628
7131831
8151126
9132033
10181634
11121224
12201030
13121022
14141125
15181533
1616824
17191433
1820929
1914923
20181129

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 23888 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 23888 were primarily built in the 1950s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 23888 real estate data, the median home value of $120,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 23888 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 23888 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 23888 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,275 100%
 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 361 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 284 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 301 28%
 Households Vacant 147 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 24 16.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.7%
 For Sale Only 13 8.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 2.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 27 18.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 79 53.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 17 8%
 2 Bedroom 105 49%
 3+ Bedroom 92 43%
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 $40,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 23888 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 23888 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 23888. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 533 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 347 22%
 No Earnings 720 45%
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 533 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 347 22%
 No Earnings 720 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 741 97%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 11 1%
 Worked at Home 12 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 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 118 22%
 High School Graduate 321 59%
 Associate's degree 33 6%
 Bachelor's degree 46 8%
 Master's degree 25 5%
 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 212 56%
 Enrolled in Private School 102 27%
 Not Enrolled in School 65 17%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 23888

ZIP Code 23888 is in the Sussex County Public Schools. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 23888.

Ellen W. Chambliss Elementary
10415 Higgins St
Wakefield, VA 23888
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sussex County Public Schools
Tidewater Academy
217 Church St
Wakefield, VA 23888
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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