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ZIP Code 62479

Primary City:Wheeler, IL (View All Cities)
County: Jasper County
Timezone: Central (6:11pm)
Coordinates:39.0, -88.3
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 62479

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 62479. 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 62479. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 62479, 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:
Wheeler, IL

Stats and Demographics for the 62479 ZIP Code

ZIP code 62479 is located in east Illinois 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 62479 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 large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 62479 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 820
Population Density 16 people per sq mi
Housing Units 342
Median Home Value $122,900
Land Area 52.86 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 314
Median Household Income $61,739

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 41


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5322658
5-9312455
10-14292554
15-19252045
20-24242246
25-29442973
30-34232245
35-39251439
40-44212344
45-49342660
50-54232851
55-59363167
60-64282452
65-69181735
70-74141226
75-79131427
80-84131124
85 Plus10919

Gender

 Male 443 54%
 Female 377 46%
Gender

Race

 White 817 99.6%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 2 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 1 0.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24268
25-34341852
35-4433740
45-5451758
55-6463568
65-7437138
75-8431233
85 Plus15217

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 211 67%
 Single Guardian 35 11%
 Singles 58 18%
 Singles With Roommate 10 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 219 70%
 Households with Kids 95 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
14610
210414
37613
47512
58311
69716
76410
8369
9549
109413
11358
127411
136511
144711
158513
16527
17448
184913
19404
20112

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 62479 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 62479 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 62479 real estate data, the median home value of $122,900 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 62479. Rentals in 62479 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 62479 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 820 100%
 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 105 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 161 47%
 Renter Occupied Households 48 14%
 Households Vacant 28 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 5 18%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 3 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 4 14%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 14 50%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 23 70%
 3+ Bedroom 10 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 $61,739 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 62479 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. A higher percentage of people in 62479 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working 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 62479 can expect to fall in that range. 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 341 53%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 190 29%
 No Earnings 118 18%
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 341 53%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 190 29%
 No Earnings 118 18%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 350 71%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 20 4%
 Worked at Home 122 25%
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 23 8%
 High School Graduate 118 40%
 Associate's degree 93 32%
 Bachelor's degree 10 3%
 Master's degree 46 16%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 4 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 206 97%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 6 3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Nearby ZIP Codes