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ZIP Code 81427

Primary City:Ouray, CO (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Ouray County
Timezone: Mountain (6:33pm)
Area code: 970 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.03, -107.67
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81427

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81427. 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 81427. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81427, 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:
Ouray, CO
Unacceptable:
Red Mountain

Stats and Demographics for the 81427 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81427 is located in southwest Colorado 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 81427 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81427 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,124
Population Density 11 people per sq mi
Housing Units 923
Median Home Value $377,000
Land Area 102.57 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 518
Median Household Income $64,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 47Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 49


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5262652
5-9302959
10-14414081
15-19352863
20-2451217
25-29262551
30-34412566
35-39463076
40-44363773
45-49424284
50-545355108
55-59444791
60-644654100
65-69404484
70-74312253
75-79141630
80-8471320
85 Plus61016

Gender

 Male 569 51%
 Female 555 49%
Gender

Race

 White 1,074 95.6%
 Black Or African American 1 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.4%
 Asian 10 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 19 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 16 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24044
25-34204060
35-44453984
45-548037117
55-648524109
65-74831194
75-8431637
85 Plus10313

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 256 49%
 Single Guardian 66 13%
 Singles 165 32%
 Singles With Roommate 31 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 388 75%
 Households with Kids 130 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
18311
23710
38412
4369
5437
610515
76612
831013
97512
1011920
114610
124812
1391120
1413619
154711
167815
1710818
189312
19527
20123

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81427 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 81427 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 81427 real estate data, the median home value of $377,000 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 81427 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 81427 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Studio apartments are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81427 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,124 100%
 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 206 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 148 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 164 18%
 Households Vacant 405 44%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 53 13.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 0.5%
 For Sale Only 19 4.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 2.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 298 73.6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 24 5.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 34 25%
 1 Bedroom 32 23%
 2 Bedroom 25 18%
 3+ Bedroom 47 34%
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 $64,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 81427 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. 81427 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 81427 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 303 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 237 31%
 No Earnings 215 28%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 303 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 237 31%
 No Earnings 215 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 295 65%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 127 28%
 Worked at Home 30 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 81427 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 7 2%
 High School Graduate 128 39%
 Associate's degree 16 5%
 Bachelor's degree 121 37%
 Master's degree 15 5%
 Professional school degree 12 4%
 Doctorate degree 26 8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 93 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 81427

ZIP Code 81427 is in the Ouray, School District No. R-1, of the County of Ouray and. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81427.

Ouray Elementary School
400 7th Ave
Ouray, CO 81427
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ouray, School District No. R-1, of the County of Ouray and
Ouray Senior High School
400 7th Ave
Ouray, CO 81427
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Ouray, School District No. R-1, of the County of Ouray and
Ouray Middle School
400 7th Ave
Ouray, CO 81427
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Ouray, School District No. R-1, of the County of Ouray and

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