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ZIP Code 70126

Primary City:New Orleans, LA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Edgelake
County: Orleans Parish
Timezone: Central (2:53pm)
Area code: 504 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.06, -89.97
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 70126

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 70126. 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 70126. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 70126, 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:
New Orleans, LA
Unacceptable:
Chef Menteur

Stats and Demographics for the 70126 ZIP Code

ZIP code 70126 is located in southeast Louisiana and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 70126 are primarily black or African American. 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 an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 70126 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 23,958
Population Density 2,371 people per sq mi
Housing Units 11,341
Median Home Value $148,800
Land Area 10.10 sq mi
Water Area 1.81 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,668
Median Household Income $27,823

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 34


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 59679401,907
5-99279071,834
10-148988211,719
15-199299591,888
20-248761,0301,906
25-298821,0781,960
30-346618701,531
35-395607201,280
40-445707161,286
45-496808541,534
50-547839671,750
55-596968181,514
60-645437211,264
65-69374486860
70-74250377627
75-79194288482
80-84120208328
85 Plus104184288

Gender

 Male 11,014 46%
 Female 12,944 54%
Gender

Race

 White 1,353 5.6%
 Black Or African American 21,863 91.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 46 0.2%
 Asian 148 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 11 0.0%
 Other Race 245 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 292 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2455418473
25-343761,2461,622
35-446567651,421
45-541,1497071,856
55-641,2024811,683
65-74778184962
75-8442283505
85 Plus11927146

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,528 29%
 Single Guardian 3,592 41%
 Singles 2,132 25%
 Singles With Roommate 416 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,183 60%
 Households with Kids 3,485 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1209217426
2221218439
3174182356
4170152322
5179202381
6202171373
7185196381
8181169350
9180169349
10200163363
11187172359
12201177378
13153164317
14157145302
15154186340
16201191392
17227216443
18193176369
19154190344
20167206373

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 70126 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 70126 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 70126 real estate data, the median home value of $148,800 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 70126. Rentals in 70126 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 70126 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,549 98.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 147 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 139 0.6%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 123 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,476 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,281 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,911 34%
 Households Vacant 2,673 24%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 922 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 29 1%
 For Sale Only 190 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 155 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 30 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 1,347 50%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 139 4%
 1 Bedroom 627 16%
 2 Bedroom 1,622 42%
 3+ Bedroom 1,460 38%
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 $27,823 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 70126 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. Residents in ZIP code 70126 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 70126 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. Most commuters in 70126 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 5,782 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,761 21%
 No Earnings 8,296 47%
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 5,782 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,761 21%
 No Earnings 8,296 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,814 86.1%
 Public transportation 622 7.9%
 Taxicab 13 0.2%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 332 4.2%
 Worked at Home 129 1.6%
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. 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 1,295 21%
 High School Graduate 3,716 61%
 Associate's degree 242 4%
 Bachelor's degree 492 8%
 Master's degree 181 3%
 Professional school degree 50 1%
 Doctorate degree 111 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,734 75.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 742 15.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 483 9.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 70126

ZIP Code 70126 is in the Rsd-Collegiate Academies School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 70126.

G. W. Carver Collegiate Academy
3059 Higgins Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Rsd-Collegiate Academies School District
G. W. Carver Preparatory Academy
3059 Higgins Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Rsd-Collegiate Academies School District
Miller-Mccoy Academy for Mathematics and Business
7301 Dwyer St
New Orleans, LA 70126
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Rsd-Miller-Mccoy Academy for Math and Business
Crescent Leadership Academy
4300 Almonaster Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Rsd-Crescent City Leadership Academy
Mary D. Coghill Elementary School
4617 Mirabeau Ave
New Orleans, LA 70126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Recovery School District-Lde
H.C. Schaumburg Elementary School
9501 Grant St
New Orleans, LA 70126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Recovery School District-Lde
Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School
3019 Higgins Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rsd-Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School District
G.w. Carver High School
3059 Higgins Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Recovery School District-Lde
St Mary'S Academy
6905 Chef Menteur Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70126
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
St Benedict the Moor School
5010 Piety Dr
New Orleans, LA 70126
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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