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ZIP Code 38879

Primary City:Verona, MS (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Lee County
Timezone: Central (12:13am)
Area code: 662 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.187, -88.721
ZIP (~200 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 38879

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 38879. 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 38879. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 38879, 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:
Verona, MS

Stats and Demographics for the 38879 ZIP Code

ZIP code 38879 is located in northeast 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 38879 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 38879 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 785
Population Density 664 people per sq mi
Housing Units 370
Median Home Value $106,400
Land Area 1.18 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 297
Median Household Income $20,868

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 32

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


 Male 397 51%
 Female 388 49%


 White 189 24.1%
 Black Or African American 559 71.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.5%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 19 2.4%
 Two Or More Races 14 1.8%

Head of Household by Age

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

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 84 28%
 Single Guardian 112 38%
 Singles 78 26%
 Singles With Roommate 23 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 188 63%
 Households with Kids 109 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 38879 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 38879 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 38879 real estate data, the median home value of $106,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 38879 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 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 38879 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 785 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 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 66 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 39 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 192 52%
 Households Vacant 73 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 54 74%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 1 1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 17 23%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 64 41%
 2 Bedroom 75 48%
 3+ Bedroom 17 11%
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 $20,868 is compared to the rest of the country.

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, 38879 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. The commute in 38879 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 109 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 66 15%
 No Earnings 267 60%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 109 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 66 15%
 No Earnings 267 60%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 121 95%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 7 5%
 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.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 38 23%
 High School Graduate 128 77%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 0 0%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 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 117 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 38879

ZIP Code 38879 is in the Lee County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 38879.

Verona Elementary School
212 College Ave
Verona, MS 38879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lee County School District

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