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ZIP Code 38738

Primary City:Parchman, MS (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Sunflower County
Timezone: Central (5:38pm)
Area code: 662 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.9, -90.6
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 38738

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 38738. 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 38738. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 38738, 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:
Parchman, MS

Stats and Demographics for the 38738 ZIP Code

ZIP code 38738 is located in northwest Mississippi 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 38738 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely small. 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 38738 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,998
Population Density 251 people per sq mi
Housing Units 85
Land Area 15.96 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 80
Median Household Income $34,213

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus


 Male 3,874 97%
 Female 124 3%


 White 1,112 27.8%
 Black Or African American 2,830 70.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 3 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 14 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 36 0.9%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 27 34%
 Single Guardian 24 30%
 Singles 27 34%
 Singles With Roommate 2 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 47 59%
 Households with Kids 33 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 38738 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 38738 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Rentals in 38738 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally < $200/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 38738 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 207 5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 3,756 94%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 35 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 0 0%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2 2%
 Renter Occupied Households 78 92%
 Households Vacant 5 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 4 80%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1 20%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 0 0%
Vacancy Reasons

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 44 43%
 3+ Bedroom 59 57%
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 $34,213 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 38738 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 38738 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 38738 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 175 6%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 238 9%
 No Earnings 2,358 85%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 175 6%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 238 9%
 No Earnings 2,358 85%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 161 100%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
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 981 40.0%
 High School Graduate 1,289 52.6%
 Associate's degree 145 5.9%
 Bachelor's degree 32 1.3%
 Master's degree 0 0.0%
 Professional school degree 5 0.2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 103 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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