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ZIP Code 38126

Post Office City:Memphis, TN (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Downtown
County: Shelby County
Timezone: Central (3:41pm)
Area code: 901 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.13, -90.04
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 38126

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 38126. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 38126 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:
Memphis, TN
Unacceptable:
Mem, Mphs

Stats and Demographics for the 38126 ZIP Code

ZIP code 38126 is located in southwest Tennessee and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 38126 are primarily black or African American. 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 an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 38126 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,334
Population Density 4,031 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,002
Median Home Value $50,800
Land Area 1.82 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,426
Median Household Income $14,889

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 27Male Median Age: 23Female Median Age: 29


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5353330683
5-9394386780
10-14370368738
15-19367407774
20-24257290547
25-29173312485
30-34174276450
35-39144227371
40-44162209371
45-49190244434
50-54226232458
55-59195182377
60-64137133270
65-6966118184
70-744492136
75-794762109
80-84257196
85 Plus155671

Gender

 Male 3,339 46%
 Female 3,995 54%
Gender

Race

 White 134 1.8%
 Black Or African American 7,057 96.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 9 0.1%
 Asian 27 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 4 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 103 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24497101
25-3438459497
35-4448380428
45-5481403484
55-6483339422
65-7476191267
75-8442128170
85 Plus223557

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 183 8%
 Single Guardian 1,312 54%
 Singles 807 33%
 Singles With Roommate 124 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,371 57%
 Households with Kids 1,055 43%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
17075145
26466130
38165146
46358121
56559124
69085175
78187168
87952131
979103182
106978147
117975154
126985154
138871159
146559124
157559134
167174145
176594159
188393176
197387160
207371144

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 38126 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 38126 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1950s. Looking at 38126 real estate data, the median home value of $50,800 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 38126 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 38126 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 38126 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,779 92%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 242 3%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 313 4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 242 8%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 152 5%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,032 68%
 Households Vacant 576 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 308 53%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 1%
 For Sale Only 5 1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 27 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 6 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 225 39%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 110 6%
 1 Bedroom 481 26%
 2 Bedroom 773 42%
 3+ Bedroom 495 27%
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 $14,889 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 38126 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. Residents in ZIP code 38126 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. 38126 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. 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 38126 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.

For more information, see Memphis, TN commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 664 15%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,055 23%
 No Earnings 2,793 62%
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 664 15%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,055 23%
 No Earnings 2,793 62%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 902 73%
 Public transportation 75 6%
 Taxicab 10 1%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 213 17%
 Worked at Home 32 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. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,293 38.9%
 High School Graduate 1,627 49.0%
 Associate's degree 216 6.5%
 Bachelor's degree 86 2.6%
 Master's degree 85 2.6%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 13 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,644 78%
 Enrolled in Private School 146 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 309 15%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 38126

ZIP Code 38126 is in the following school districts: Shelby County School District and Private. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 38126.

B T Washington High School
715 South Lauderdale
Memphis, TN 38126
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Shelby County School District
Martin Luther King Transition Center
620 South Lauderdale
Memphis, TN 38126
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Shelby County School District
Ida B Wells Academy
995 South Lauderdale St
Memphis, TN 38126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shelby County School District
Larose Elementary
864 Willoughby St
Memphis, TN 38126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shelby County School District
Moving Ahead School of Scholars Learning Academy
229 South Danny Thomas Bl
Memphis, TN 38126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shelby County School District
Hollis F. Price Middle College High School
807 Walker Av
Memphis, TN 38126
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Shelby County School District
St Patrick School
287 S 4th St
Memphis, TN 38126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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