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ZIP Code 35601

Post Office City:Decatur, AL (View All Cities)
County: Morgan County
Timezone: Central (7:29pm)
Area code: 256 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.61, -87.01
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 35601

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 35601. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 35601 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Decatur, AL

Stats and Demographics for the 35601 ZIP Code

ZIP code 35601 is located in northern Alabama and covers a slightly less 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 35601 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is slightly higher than average. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 35601 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 34,434
Population Density 1,226 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,650
Median Home Value $93,800
Land Area 28.09 sq mi
Water Area 6.29 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,266
Median Household Income $35,087

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 38


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 51,2311,2122,443
5-91,1431,1922,335
10-141,0831,1272,210
15-191,1421,1132,255
20-241,2861,0342,320
25-291,4331,2012,634
30-341,3531,1442,497
35-391,2461,0402,286
40-441,1421,0332,175
45-491,2451,1542,399
50-541,1071,0852,192
55-599841,0482,032
60-647519771,728
65-696227531,375
70-744716851,156
75-79369563932
80-84299471770
85 Plus208487695

Gender

 Male 17,115 50%
 Female 17,319 50%
Gender

Race

 White 20,046 58.2%
 Black Or African American 8,942 26.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 246 0.7%
 Asian 174 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 85 0.2%
 Other Race 4,112 11.9%
 Two Or More Races 829 2.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24128494622
25-347731,4352,208
35-441,1751,0732,248
45-541,6658772,542
55-641,6036662,269
65-741,3243541,678
75-849562481,204
85 Plus342153495

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,480 41%
 Single Guardian 3,029 23%
 Singles 4,162 31%
 Singles With Roommate 595 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,883 67%
 Households with Kids 4,383 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1265255520
2253262515
3217245462
4239229468
5216260476
6255203458
7202233435
8244239483
9226257483
10212249461
11233199432
12220227447
13193221414
14225231456
15225227452
16230217447
17219231450
18228232460
19240206446
20218208426

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 35601 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 35601 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1970s. Looking at 35601 real estate data, the median home value of $93,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 35601 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 35601 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 35601 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Decatur, AL home values.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 32,792 95.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,205 3.5%
 Juvenile Facilities 28 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 246 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 163 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,292 36%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,674 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,300 36%
 Households Vacant 1,384 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 492 35.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 23 1.7%
 For Sale Only 235 17.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 45 3.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 47 3.4%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 541 39.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 77 1%
 1 Bedroom 1,416 25%
 2 Bedroom 2,273 41%
 3+ Bedroom 1,829 33%
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 $35,087 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 35601 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 35601 can expect to fall in that range. 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 10,191 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,054 26%
 No Earnings 9,968 37%
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 10,191 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,054 26%
 No Earnings 9,968 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,276 96.5%
 Public transportation 9 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 9 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 154 1.1%
 Worked at Home 310 2.3%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, compared to other ZIPs, a much higher percentage of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 6,117 26.5%
 High School Graduate 11,603 50.3%
 Associate's degree 1,346 5.8%
 Bachelor's degree 2,659 11.5%
 Master's degree 1,034 4.5%
 Professional school degree 227 1.0%
 Doctorate degree 77 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,987 78.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 446 7.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 894 14.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 35601

ZIP Code 35601 is in the Decatur City School District. There are 16 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 35601.

Long Term Case
910 Wilson Street NE
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Decatur City School District
Austinville Elementary School
2320 Clara Ave SW
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Brookhaven Middle School
1302 5th Ave SW
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Eastwood Elementary School
1802 26th Ave SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School
801 Wilson St. NW
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Banks-Caddell Elementary School
211 Gordon Dr SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Oak Pk Middle School
1218 16th Ave SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Somerville Road Elementary School
910 Somerville Rd SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
West Decatur Elementary School
708 Memorial Dr SW
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Walter Jackson Elementary School
1950 Park St SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Benjamin Davis Elementary School
417 Monroe Dr NW
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Woodmeade Elementary School
1400 19th Ave SW
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Decatur City School District
Austin High School
1625 Danville Rd SW
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Decatur City School District
Decatur High School
1011 Prospect Dr SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Decatur City School District
Horizon High School
809 Church St NE
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Decatur City School District
Decatur High Dev
1011a Prospect Dr SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Decatur City School District

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