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ZIP Code 38079

Primary City:Tiptonville, TN (View All Cities)
County: Lake County
Timezone: Central (8:53am)
Area code: 731 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.4, -89.5
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 38079

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 38079. 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 38079. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 38079, 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:
Tiptonville, TN

Stats and Demographics for the 38079 ZIP Code

ZIP code 38079 is located in northwest Tennessee 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 38079 are primarily white. 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 a small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 38079 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,577
Population Density 53 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,616
Median Home Value $83,300
Land Area 105.87 sq mi
Water Area 27.58 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,372
Median Household Income $26,414

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 76Male Median Age: 66Female Median Age: 91


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 510799206
5-911892210
10-1411579194
15-1917981260
20-2443699535
25-2952599624
30-3445286538
35-39349102451
40-44331100431
45-49302110412
50-54295141436
55-59223127350
60-64170127297
65-6913187218
70-747478152
75-795683139
80-84234164
85 Plus164460

Gender

 Male 3,902 70%
 Female 1,675 30%
Gender

Race

 White 3,618 64.9%
 Black Or African American 1,840 33.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 14 0.3%
 Asian 8 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 33 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 63 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24105262
25-3454109163
35-448883171
45-54171113284
55-64185111296
65-7415960219
75-849441135
85 Plus321042

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 515 38%
 Single Guardian 325 24%
 Singles 455 33%
 Singles With Roommate 77 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 5
 Households without Kids 971 71%
 Households with Kids 401 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1302252
2182846
3271441
4192140
5222042
6231639
7252146
8261743
9221840
10201232
11191938
12241539
13241842
14281543
15241438
16231942
17371855
18501666
19451459
209221113

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 38079 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 38079 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 38079 real estate data, the median home value of $83,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 38079. Rentals in 38079 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 38079 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,166 57%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 2,351 42%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 60 1%
 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 393 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 400 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 579 36%
 Households Vacant 244 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 63 26%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 3%
 For Sale Only 22 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 77 32%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 69 28%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 9 2%
 1 Bedroom 118 22%
 2 Bedroom 234 43%
 3+ Bedroom 177 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 $26,414 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 38079 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, 38079 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 38079 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 755 16%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 627 13%
 No Earnings 3,332 71%
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 755 16%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 627 13%
 No Earnings 3,332 71%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,019 98.0%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 8 0.8%
 Worked at Home 13 1.3%
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. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 882 30%
 High School Graduate 1,864 62%
 Associate's degree 51 2%
 Bachelor's degree 156 5%
 Master's degree 33 1%
 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 358 78.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 73 15.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 27 5.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 38079

ZIP Code 38079 is in the Lake County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 38079.

Margaret Newton Elementary
819 Church St
Tiptonville, TN 38079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lake County School District
Lake County High School
300 Cochran St
Tiptonville, TN 38079
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lake County School District

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