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ZIP Code 49871

Post Office City:Palmer, MI (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Marquette County
Timezone: Eastern (6:14am)
Area code: 906 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.441, -87.590
ZIP (~400 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49871

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Primary/preferred city:
Palmer, MI

Stats and Demographics for the 49871 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49871 is located in northern 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 49871 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49871 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 510
Population Density 39 people per sq mi
Housing Units 231
Median Home Value $57,000
Land Area 13.03 sq mi
Water Area 1.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 210
Median Household Income $32,500

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 44

Under 5161430
85 Plus369


 Male 258 51%
 Female 252 49%


 White 487 95.5%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 13 2.5%
 Asian 2 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 8 1.6%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus617

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 101 48%
 Single Guardian 46 22%
 Singles 55 26%
 Singles With Roommate 8 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 151 72%
 Households with Kids 59 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49871 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 49871 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 49871 real estate data, the median home value of $57,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 49871 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 49871 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49871 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 498 98%
 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 12 2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 96 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 85 37%
 Renter Occupied Households 29 13%
 Households Vacant 21 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 10%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 3 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 5 24%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 10 48%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 19 54%
 2 Bedroom 6 17%
 3+ Bedroom 10 29%
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 $32,500 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 49871 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. ZIP code 49871 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 49871 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

For more information, see Palmer, MI poverty.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 89 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 105 23%
 No Earnings 259 57%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 89 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 105 23%
 No Earnings 259 57%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 138 82%
 Public transportation 25 15%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 6 4%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, 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 83 20%
 High School Graduate 266 64%
 Associate's degree 18 4%
 Bachelor's degree 44 11%
 Master's degree 7 2%
 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 136 89%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 17 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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