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ZIP Code 70523

Post Office City:Charenton, LA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: St. Mary Parish
Timezone: Central (5:49am)
Coordinates:29.883, -91.525
ZIP (~200 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 70523

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Primary/preferred city:
Charenton, LA

Stats and Demographics for the 70523 ZIP Code

ZIP code 70523 is located in southern Louisiana 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 70523 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 a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 70523 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 906
Population Density 202 people per sq mi
Housing Units 412
Median Home Value $59,200
Land Area 4.49 sq mi
Water Area 0.89 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 333
Median Household Income $26,250

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 35

Under 5234467
85 Plus3710


 Male 426 47%
 Female 480 53%


 White 349 38.5%
 Black Or African American 359 39.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 152 16.8%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 8 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 37 4.1%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus718

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 136 41%
 Single Guardian 100 30%
 Singles 87 26%
 Singles With Roommate 10 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 208 62%
 Households with Kids 125 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 70523 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 70523 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 2000s. Looking at 70523 real estate data, the median home value of $59,200 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 70523 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 70523 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $200-$299/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 70523 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Charenton, LA house value.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 906 100%
 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 113 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 179 43%
 Renter Occupied Households 41 10%
 Households Vacant 79 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 3%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 50 63%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 26 33%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 4 50%
 3+ Bedroom 4 50%
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 $26,250 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 70523 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, 70523 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 70523 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 104 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 120 24%
 No Earnings 281 56%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 104 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 120 24%
 No Earnings 281 56%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 161 95.8%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6 3.6%
 Worked at Home 1 0.6%
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. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 149 33%
 High School Graduate 262 58%
 Associate's degree 13 3%
 Bachelor's degree 18 4%
 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 73 52.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 66 47.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 1 0.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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