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ZIP Code 79312

Primary City:Amherst, TX (View All Cities)
County: Lamb County
Timezone: Central (3:25pm)
Area code: 806 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.0, -102.5
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79312

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79312. 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 79312. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79312, 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:
Amherst, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79312 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79312 is located in northwest Texas and covers a slightly higher 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 79312 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79312 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 971
Population Density 11 people per sq mi
Housing Units 442
Median Home Value $49,100
Land Area 87.89 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 345
Median Household Income $37,500

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 42


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5282553
5-9303666
10-14443478
15-19494089
20-24281846
25-29231841
30-34332457
35-39303262
40-44352964
45-49253560
50-54383674
55-59402868
60-64172845
65-69222042
70-74131326
75-79192241
80-84161733
85 Plus81826

Gender

 Male 498 51%
 Female 473 49%
Gender

Race

 White 649 66.8%
 Black Or African American 44 4.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 23 2.4%
 Asian 7 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 212 21.8%
 Two Or More Races 35 3.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24369
25-34221739
35-44482169
45-54472370
55-64531164
65-7439544
75-8439443
85 Plus617

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 198 57%
 Single Guardian 51 15%
 Singles 83 24%
 Singles With Roommate 13 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 229 66%
 Households with Kids 116 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
16511
2325
37714
45611
5257
64711
74610
871017
913821
109413
117613
129817
139918
1410717
1510717
1681119
17141125
1811617
196511
205813

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79312 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79312 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 79312 real estate data, the median home value of $49,100 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 79312 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 79312 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79312 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 937 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 34 4%
 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 78 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 179 40%
 Renter Occupied Households 88 20%
 Households Vacant 97 22%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 3 3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 8 8%
 For Migrant Workers 1 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 82 85%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 13 14%
 2 Bedroom 14 15%
 3+ Bedroom 65 71%
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 $37,500 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 79312 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 79312 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 366 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 87 11%
 No Earnings 337 43%
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 366 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 87 11%
 No Earnings 337 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 370 94%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 12 3%
 Worked at Home 11 3%
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. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 123 37%
 High School Graduate 170 51%
 Associate's degree 22 7%
 Bachelor's degree 5 1%
 Master's degree 8 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 7 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 376 94%
 Enrolled in Private School 8 2%
 Not Enrolled in School 15 4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79312

ZIP Code 79312 is in the Amherst Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79312.

Amherst School
101 North Main St
Amherst, TX 79312
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Amherst Independent School District

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