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ZIP Code 39842

Primary City:Dawson, GA (View All Cities)
County: Terrell County
Timezone: Eastern (8:52am)
Area code: 229 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:31.8, -84.4
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 39842

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 39842. 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 39842. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 39842, 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:
Dawson, GA

Stats and Demographics for the 39842 ZIP Code

ZIP code 39842 is located in southwest Georgia and covers a large 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 39842 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 39842 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,357
Population Density 29 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,578
Median Home Value $77,800
Land Area 283.35 sq mi
Water Area 1.76 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,118
Median Household Income $31,127

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 42


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5326285611
5-9297272569
10-14299266565
15-19312292604
20-24303280583
25-29245239484
30-34217244461
35-39222204426
40-44238263501
45-49283350633
50-54287323610
55-59278333611
60-64249250499
65-69169224393
70-74120177297
75-7974134208
80-845494148
85 Plus39115154

Gender

 Male 4,012 48%
 Female 4,345 52%
Gender

Race

 White 2,841 34.0%
 Black Or African American 5,325 63.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 13 0.2%
 Asian 25 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 73 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 79 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2430119149
25-34112256368
35-44243221464
45-54432230662
55-64493177670
65-74367102469
75-8420039239
85 Plus752297

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,210 39%
 Single Guardian 971 31%
 Singles 830 27%
 Singles With Roommate 107 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,030 65%
 Households with Kids 1,088 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
17542117
25853111
37165136
45063113
55555110
66043103
7564197
86662128
96071131
106149110
116158119
125560115
136050110
146249111
156261123
165551106
177262134
186366129
196052112
207468142

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 39842 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 39842 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1960s. Looking at 39842 real estate data, the median home value of $77,800 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 39842 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 39842 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 39842 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,087 97%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 186 2%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 84 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 1,107 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 845 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,166 33%
 Households Vacant 460 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 140 30%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 1%
 For Sale Only 36 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 61 13%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 211 46%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 168 15%
 2 Bedroom 295 26%
 3+ Bedroom 658 59%
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 $31,127 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 39842 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 39842 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 2,082 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,306 21%
 No Earnings 2,959 47%
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 2,082 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,306 21%
 No Earnings 2,959 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,659 94%
 Public transportation 48 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 80 3%
 Worked at Home 56 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 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 741 31.3%
 High School Graduate 1,354 57.2%
 Associate's degree 87 3.7%
 Bachelor's degree 130 5.5%
 Master's degree 17 0.7%
 Professional school degree 20 0.8%
 Doctorate degree 18 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,178 75%
 Enrolled in Private School 238 15%
 Not Enrolled in School 153 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 39842

ZIP Code 39842 is in the Terrell County School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 39842.

Carver Elementary School
761 1st Ave SE
Dawson, GA 39842
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Terrell County School District
Cooper Primary School
1051 Augusta St NE
Dawson, GA 39842
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Terrell County School District
Terrell Middle School
201 Greenwave Blvd
Dawson, GA 39842
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Terrell County School District
Terrell High School
201 Greenwave Blvd
Dawson, GA 39842
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Terrell County School District
Terrell Academy
602 Academy Dr
Dawson, GA 39842
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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