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ZIP Code 49079

Primary City:Paw Paw, MI (View All Cities)
County: Van Buren County
Timezone: Eastern (6:35pm)
Area code: 269 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.2, -85.9
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49079

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 49079. 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 49079. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 49079, 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:
Paw Paw, MI

Stats and Demographics for the 49079 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49079 is located in south Michigan 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 49079 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 extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49079 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 13,606
Population Density 164 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,082
Median Home Value $131,900
Land Area 83.04 sq mi
Water Area 2.25 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,319
Median Household Income $51,765

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 41


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5434432866
5-9476466942
10-14490426916
15-19514482996
20-24342336678
25-29423383806
30-34425399824
35-39407437844
40-44490437927
45-495375711,108
50-545285681,096
55-594945201,014
60-64404391795
65-69302313615
70-74193217410
75-79139197336
80-8495137232
85 Plus71130201

Gender

 Male 6,764 50%
 Female 6,842 50%
Gender

Race

 White 12,729 93.6%
 Black Or African American 202 1.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 44 0.3%
 Asian 66 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0%
 Other Race 235 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 326 2.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2438117155
25-34460263723
35-44718220938
45-541,0052331,238
55-648841631,047
65-7457995674
75-8431673389
85 Plus11540155

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,838 53%
 Single Guardian 876 16%
 Singles 1,300 24%
 Singles With Roommate 305 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,543 67%
 Households with Kids 1,776 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
18481165
210677183
38395178
47995174
59397190
68985174
78193174
810996205
910495199
108888176
1110987196
1210975184
1384102186
1410074174
15118118236
16102102204
17111104215
1810388191
198070150
207756133

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49079 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 49079 were primarily built in the 1970s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 49079 real estate data, the median home value of $131,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 49079. Rentals in 49079 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49079 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,468 99%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 138 1%
 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 2,956 49%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,159 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,204 20%
 Households Vacant 763 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 140 18.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 0.7%
 For Sale Only 102 13.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 2.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 371 48.6%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 125 16.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 39 3%
 1 Bedroom 272 24%
 2 Bedroom 483 42%
 3+ Bedroom 345 30%
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 $51,765 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 49079 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 49079 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 3,880 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,017 28%
 No Earnings 3,770 35%
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 3,880 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,017 28%
 No Earnings 3,770 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,144 89.2%
 Public transportation 26 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 6 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 322 5.6%
 Worked at Home 269 4.7%
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. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 624 13.5%
 High School Graduate 2,546 55.0%
 Associate's degree 385 8.3%
 Bachelor's degree 769 16.6%
 Master's degree 208 4.5%
 Professional school degree 63 1.4%
 Doctorate degree 32 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,075 78.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 152 5.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 404 15.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49079

ZIP Code 49079 is in the Van Buren Independent School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49079.

Community-Based Transition Center
811 Hazen St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Van Buren Independent School District
Paw Paw Later Elementary
612 West North St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Paw Paw Public School District
Paw Paw Early Elementary School
512 West North St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Paw Paw Public School District
Paw Paw Middle School
313 West Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Paw Paw Public School District
Michigan Avenue Academy
600 East Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Paw Paw Public School District
Paw Paw High School
30609 East Red Arrow Hwy
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Paw Paw Public School District
St Mary School
508 E Paw Paw St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Trinity Lutheran School
725 Pine St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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