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ZIP Code 36518

Post Office City:Chatom, AL (View All Cities)
County: Washington County
Timezone: Central (9:00pm)
Area code: 251 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:31.5, -88.3
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 36518

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 36518. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 36518 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:
Chatom, AL

Stats and Demographics for the 36518 ZIP Code

ZIP code 36518 is located in southwest Alabama 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 36518 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 36518 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,842
Population Density 21 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,257
Median Home Value $78,700
Land Area 135.24 sq mi
Water Area 0.18 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,079
Median Household Income $33,783

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 43


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 58175156
5-911691207
10-1411583198
15-1910996205
20-248474158
25-297579154
30-347290162
35-397080150
40-4410895203
45-4997112209
50-54121107228
55-598697183
60-648482166
65-695063113
70-744870118
75-79405494
80-84264066
85 Plus195372

Gender

 Male 1,401 49%
 Female 1,441 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,354 82.8%
 Black Or African American 462 16.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 0.2%
 Asian 1 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 5 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 13 0.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24222143
25-348361144
35-4412344167
45-5419746243
55-6417432206
65-7412922151
75-84821799
85 Plus21526

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 589 55%
 Single Guardian 198 18%
 Singles 261 24%
 Singles With Roommate 31 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 680 63%
 Households with Kids 399 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1171532
2191736
3121830
4231942
5241539
6231639
7212344
8251641
9232144
10181836
11311546
12222345
13191433
14251338
15272552
16191938
17222547
18201333
19211435
20151732

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 36518 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 36518 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1980s. Looking at 36518 real estate data, the median home value of $78,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 36518 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 36518 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 36518 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Chatom, AL house prices.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,695 94.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 67 2.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 74 2.6%
 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 438 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 393 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 248 20%
 Households Vacant 178 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 22 12.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.6%
 For Sale Only 14 7.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 3.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 69 38.8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 66 37.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 7 3%
 1 Bedroom 80 35%
 2 Bedroom 58 26%
 3+ Bedroom 81 36%
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 $33,783 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 36518 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. Most commuters in 36518 can expect to fall in that range. 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 650 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 474 25%
 No Earnings 809 42%
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 650 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 474 25%
 No Earnings 809 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 928 97%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 9 1%
 Worked at Home 20 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 349 19.6%
 High School Graduate 1,008 56.6%
 Associate's degree 90 5.1%
 Bachelor's degree 217 12.2%
 Master's degree 74 4.2%
 Professional school degree 38 2.1%
 Doctorate degree 4 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 387 78%
 Enrolled in Private School 16 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 92 19%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 36518

ZIP Code 36518 is in the Washington County School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 36518.

Washington County High School
Hwy 56
Chatom, AL 36518
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Washington County School District
Chatom Elementary School
Ray Coaker Rd
Chatom, AL 36518
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Washington County School District
Washington County Career Tech Center
Hwy 56
Chatom, AL 36518
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Washington County School District

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