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ZIP Code 86502

Post Office City:Chambers, AZ (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Apache County
Timezone: America/Phoenix (3:59am)
Area code: 928 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.0, -109.4
ZIP (~30 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 86502

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 86502. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 86502 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:
Chambers, AZ
Wide Ruins

Stats and Demographics for the 86502 ZIP Code

ZIP code 86502 is located in eastern Arizona 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 86502 are primarily American Indian or Alaskan Native. The number of seniors is large while the number of young 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 86502 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,464
Population Density 2 people per sq mi
Housing Units 628
Median Home Value $84,000
Land Area 703.29 sq mi
Water Area 0.44 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 448
Median Household Income $16,029

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 36

Under 55452106
85 Plus91625


 Male 756 52%
 Female 708 48%


 White 55 3.8%
 Black Or African American 3 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1,380 94.3%
 Asian 1 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.2%
 Other Race 5 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 17 1.2%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus12012

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 159 35%
 Single Guardian 139 31%
 Singles 136 30%
 Singles With Roommate 14 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 284 63%
 Households with Kids 164 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 86502 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 86502 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 86502 real estate data, the median home value of $84,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 86502. Rentals in 86502 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 86502 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,353 92%
 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 111 8%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 34 5%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 356 57%
 Renter Occupied Households 58 9%
 Households Vacant 180 29%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 3 1.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.6%
 For Sale Only 0 0.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 90 50.0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 85 47.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 4 7%
 1 Bedroom 8 14%
 2 Bedroom 14 25%
 3+ Bedroom 30 54%
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 $16,029 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 86502 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. A higher percentage of people in 86502 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 86502. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

For more information, see Wide Ruins, AZ transportation.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 167 15%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 201 17%
 No Earnings 783 68%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 167 15%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 201 17%
 No Earnings 783 68%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 238 81%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 5 2%
 Worked at Home 52 18%
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 349 38%
 High School Graduate 502 55%
 Associate's degree 28 3%
 Bachelor's degree 17 2%
 Master's degree 21 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 352 93%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 28 7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 86502

ZIP Code 86502 is in the Wide Ruins Community School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 86502.

Wide Ruins Community School
PO Box 309
Chambers, AZ 86502
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wide Ruins Community School District

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