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ZIP Code 59856

Post Office City:Paradise, MT (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Sanders County
Timezone: Mountain (1:40pm)
Area code: 406 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.6, -114.8
ZIP (~39 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 59856

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 59856. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 59856 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:
Paradise, MT

Stats and Demographics for the 59856 ZIP Code

ZIP code 59856 is located in northwest Montana 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 59856 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 59856 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 347
Population Density 4 people per sq mi
Housing Units 256
Median Home Value $139,300
Land Area 79.95 sq mi
Water Area 1.35 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 155
Median Household Income $32,946

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 46Female Median Age: 47

Under 59514
85 Plus347


 Male 183 53%
 Female 164 47%


 White 332 95.7%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 1.7%
 Asian 1 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 2 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 6 1.7%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus617

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 69 45%
 Single Guardian 12 8%
 Singles 64 41%
 Singles With Roommate 10 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 132 85%
 Households with Kids 23 15%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 59856 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 59856 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 2000s. Looking at 59856 real estate data, the median home value of $139,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 59856 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 59856 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 59856 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 302 87%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 34 10%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 11 3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 60 23%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 66 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 29 11%
 Households Vacant 101 39%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 4 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 72 71%
 For Migrant Workers 3 3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 19 19%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 8 47%
 2 Bedroom 0 0%
 3+ Bedroom 9 53%
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 $32,946 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 59856 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. 59856 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 59856 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 57 16%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 113 32%
 No Earnings 187 52%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 57 16%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 113 32%
 No Earnings 187 52%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 69 67%
 Public transportation 4 4%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 26 25%
 Worked at Home 4 4%
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 25 8.8%
 High School Graduate 177 62.1%
 Associate's degree 30 10.5%
 Bachelor's degree 37 13.0%
 Master's degree 13 4.6%
 Professional school degree 1 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 2 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 10 34%
 Enrolled in Private School 10 34%
 Not Enrolled in School 9 31%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 59856

ZIP Code 59856 is in the Paradise Elementary School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 59856.

Paradise School
2 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
Paradise, MT 59856
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Paradise Elementary School District

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