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ZIP Code 86042

Primary City:Polacca, AZ (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Navajo County
Timezone: America/Shiprock (2:13pm)
Area code: 928 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.786, -110.496
ZIP (~300 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 86042

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 86042. 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 86042. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 86042, 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:
Polacca, AZ
First Mesa, Hano, Sichomovi, Walpi

Stats and Demographics for the 86042 ZIP Code

ZIP code 86042 is located in northeast Arizona 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 86042 are primarily American Indian or Alaskan Native. 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 86042 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,778
Population Density 25 people per sq mi
Housing Units 648
Median Home Value $67,600
Land Area 70.79 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 517
Median Household Income $29,500

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 34

Under 57182153
85 Plus5914


 Male 861 48%
 Female 917 52%


 White 65 3.7%
 Black Or African American 7 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1,664 93.6%
 Asian 8 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.2%
 Other Race 3 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 28 1.6%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus12012

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 173 33%
 Single Guardian 216 42%
 Singles 104 20%
 Singles With Roommate 24 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 265 51%
 Households with Kids 252 49%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 86042 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 86042 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1970s. Looking at 86042 real estate data, the median home value of $67,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 86042 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 86042 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 86042 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,778 100%
 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 61 9%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 304 47%
 Renter Occupied Households 152 23%
 Households Vacant 131 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 9 7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 2%
 For Sale Only 2 2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 80 61%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 35 27%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 76 63%
 3+ Bedroom 45 37%
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 $29,500 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 86042 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. A higher percentage of people in 86042 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 86042 can expect to fall in that range. 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 495 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 293 18%
 No Earnings 843 52%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 495 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 293 18%
 No Earnings 843 52%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 489 63%
 Public transportation 16 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 55 7%
 Worked at Home 211 27%
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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 153 24%
 High School Graduate 329 52%
 Associate's degree 63 10%
 Bachelor's degree 74 12%
 Master's degree 9 1%
 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 369 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 52 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 86042

ZIP Code 86042 is in the First Mesa Elementary School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 86042.

First Mesa Elementary School
390 Main St
Polacca, AZ 86042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: First Mesa Elementary School District

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