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ZIP Code 42553

Primary City:Science Hill, KY (View All Cities)
County: Pulaski County
Timezone: Eastern (2:41pm)
Area code: 606 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.2, -84.7
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 42553

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 42553. 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 42553. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 42553, 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:
Science Hill, KY

Stats and Demographics for the 42553 ZIP Code

ZIP code 42553 is located in south 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 42553 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 42553 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,284
Population Density 85 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,294
Median Home Value $106,300
Land Area 62.23 sq mi
Water Area 0.77 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,042
Median Household Income $40,769

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 40


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5184174358
5-9200192392
10-14171164335
15-19195165360
20-24149131280
25-29167176343
30-34169176345
35-39188157345
40-44182187369
45-49184195379
50-54176165341
55-59170190360
60-64167180347
65-69142139281
70-749392185
75-795869127
80-84304777
85 Plus204060

Gender

 Male 2,645 50%
 Female 2,639 50%
Gender

Race

 White 5,150 97.5%
 Black Or African American 35 0.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.1%
 Asian 5 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
 Other Race 41 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 46 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24404080
25-3422597322
35-4428982371
45-5432262384
55-6435449403
65-7425831289
75-8412623149
85 Plus42244

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,194 58%
 Single Guardian 334 16%
 Singles 455 22%
 Singles With Roommate 59 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,303 64%
 Households with Kids 739 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1403979
2403777
3382967
4363773
5382664
6365389
7443579
8403878
9424082
10352964
11443579
12283866
13342458
14303868
15412263
16493685
17394281
18283058
19383573
20372259

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 42553 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 42553 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 42553 real estate data, the median home value of $106,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 42553. Rentals in 42553 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 42553 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,250 99.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 34 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,036 45%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 620 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 386 17%
 Households Vacant 252 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 32 12.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 0.8%
 For Sale Only 38 15.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 4.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 40 15.9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 128 50.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 6 1%
 1 Bedroom 31 7%
 2 Bedroom 151 36%
 3+ Bedroom 228 55%
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 $40,769 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 42553 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 42553 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 42553 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,635 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 623 18%
 No Earnings 1,299 37%
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 1,635 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 623 18%
 No Earnings 1,299 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,057 97.6%
 Public transportation 6 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 12 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 14 0.7%
 Worked at Home 18 0.9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 255 16.1%
 High School Graduate 1,086 68.5%
 Associate's degree 106 6.7%
 Bachelor's degree 69 4.4%
 Master's degree 55 3.5%
 Professional school degree 2 0.1%
 Doctorate degree 12 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 771 84.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 61 6.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 82 9.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 42553

ZIP Code 42553 is in the Science Hill Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 42553.

Science Hill Elementary School
6007 North Hwy 27
Science Hill, KY 42553
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Science Hill Independent School District

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