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ZIP Code 49839

Post Office City:Grand Marais, MI (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Alger County
Timezone: Eastern (4:32am)
Area code: 906 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.6, -86.2
ZIP (~22 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49839

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 49839. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 49839 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Grand Marais, MI

Stats and Demographics for the 49839 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49839 is located in northern Michigan and covers a slightly higher 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 49839 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49839 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 479
Population Density 3 people per sq mi
Housing Units 654
Median Home Value $114,700
Land Area 138.88 sq mi
Water Area 22.87 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 310
Median Household Income $31,167

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 62Male Median Age: 63Female Median Age: 61

Under 5235
85 Plus121426


 Male 266 56%
 Female 213 44%


 White 457 95.4%
 Black Or African American 2 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.8%
 Asian 3 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 12 2.5%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus18624

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 103 33%
 Single Guardian 16 5%
 Singles 183 59%
 Singles With Roommate 8 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 286 92%
 Households with Kids 24 8%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49839 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 49839 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 49839 real estate data, the median home value of $114,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 49839. Rentals in 49839 are most commonly studio apartments. The rent for studio apartments is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49839 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 479 100%
 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 114 17%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 132 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 64 10%
 Households Vacant 344 53%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 15 4.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 6 1.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 314 91.3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 7 2.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 9 41%
 1 Bedroom 4 18%
 2 Bedroom 4 18%
 3+ Bedroom 5 23%
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 $31,167 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 49839 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 49839 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. More commuters in 49839 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 34 14%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 54 22%
 No Earnings 155 64%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 34 14%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 54 22%
 No Earnings 155 64%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 70 92%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6 8%
 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 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 17 7%
 High School Graduate 158 66%
 Associate's degree 24 10%
 Bachelor's degree 25 10%
 Master's degree 15 6%
 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 18 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49839

ZIP Code 49839 is in the Burt Township School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49839.

Burt Township School
27 Colwell Ave
Grand Marais, MI 49839
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Burt Township School District

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