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ZIP Code 40855

Primary City:Lynch, KY (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Harlan County
Timezone: Eastern (8:08am)
Area code: 606 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.965, -82.910
ZIP (~500 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 40855

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 40855. 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 40855. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 40855, 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:
Lynch, KY

Stats and Demographics for the 40855 ZIP Code

ZIP code 40855 is located in southeast Kentucky 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 40855 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 40855 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 860
Population Density 63 people per sq mi
Housing Units 510
Median Home Value $44,200
Land Area 13.64 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 377
Median Household Income $26,964

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 45

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


 Male 402 47%
 Female 458 53%


 White 670 77.9%
 Black Or African American 176 20.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.2%
 Asian 2 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 9 1.0%

Head of Household by Age

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

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 173 46%
 Single Guardian 67 18%
 Singles 120 32%
 Singles With Roommate 17 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 273 72%
 Households with Kids 104 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 40855 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 40855 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 40855 real estate data, the median home value of $44,200 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 40855 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 40855 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 40855 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 860 100%
 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 97 19%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 192 38%
 Renter Occupied Households 88 17%
 Households Vacant 133 26%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 23 17%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 3%
 For Sale Only 9 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 12 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 83 62%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 8 8%
 1 Bedroom 5 5%
 2 Bedroom 19 19%
 3+ Bedroom 66 67%
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 $26,964 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 40855 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. Most commuters in 40855 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 99 14%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 105 15%
 No Earnings 503 71%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 99 14%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 105 15%
 No Earnings 503 71%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 170 92%
 Public transportation 4 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6 3%
 Worked at Home 5 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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 67 22%
 High School Graduate 164 55%
 Associate's degree 37 12%
 Bachelor's degree 20 7%
 Master's degree 11 4%
 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 203 87%
 Enrolled in Private School 22 9%
 Not Enrolled in School 8 3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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