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ZIP Code 83253

Post Office City:May, ID (View All Cities)
County: Lemhi County
Timezone: America/Boise (11:11pm)
Area code: 208 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:44.6, -113.9
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 83253

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 83253. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 83253 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
May, ID

Stats and Demographics for the 83253 ZIP Code

ZIP code 83253 is located in central Idaho and covers an extremely large 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 83253 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 83253 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 165
Population Density 0 people per sq mi
Housing Units 107
Land Area 840.09 sq mi
Water Area 0.49 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 65
Median Household Income $41,250

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 38

Under 58715
85 Plus022


 Male 85 52%
 Female 80 48%


 White 159 96%
 Black Or African American 3 2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 3 2%
 Two Or More Races 0 0%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus101

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 40 62%
 Single Guardian 7 11%
 Singles 14 22%
 Singles With Roommate 4 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 46 71%
 Households with Kids 19 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 83253 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 83253 were primarily built in the 1980s. Rentals in 83253 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 83253 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 165 100%
 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 15 14%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 34 32%
 Renter Occupied Households 16 15%
 Households Vacant 42 39%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 35 83%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 7 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 11 35%
 3+ Bedroom 20 65%
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 $41,250 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 83253 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 83253 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. A higher percentage of people in 83253 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. However, that is not the case in 83253. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. 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 42 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 23 24%
 No Earnings 29 31%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 42 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 23 24%
 No Earnings 29 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 26 48%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 7 13%
 Worked at Home 21 39%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 83253 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 0 0%
 High School Graduate 58 62%
 Associate's degree 4 4%
 Bachelor's degree 32 34%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 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 32 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 83253

ZIP Code 83253 is in the Challis Joint School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 83253.

Patterson Elementary School
13 Patterson Rd.
May, ID 83253
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Challis Joint School District

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