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ZIP Code 86520

Primary City:Blue Gap, AZ (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Apache County
Timezone: America/Shiprock (9:42pm)
Area code: 928 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.1, -109.5
ZIP (~33 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 86520

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 86520. 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 86520. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 86520, 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:
Blue Gap, AZ

Stats and Demographics for the 86520 ZIP Code

ZIP code 86520 is located in northeast Arizona and covers a 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 86520 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 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 86520 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,793
Population Density 7 people per sq mi
Housing Units 783
Median Home Value $50,700
Land Area 249.09 sq mi
Water Area 0.06 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 550
Median Household Income $14,583

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 28Male Median Age: 26Female Median Age: 30

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus


 Male 890 50%
 Female 903 50%


 White 8 0.4%
 Black Or African American 1 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1,760 98.2%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 24 1.3%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 194 35%
 Single Guardian 193 35%
 Singles 152 28%
 Singles With Roommate 11 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 297 54%
 Households with Kids 253 46%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 86520 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 86520 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 86520 real estate data, the median home value of $50,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 86520 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 86520 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 86520 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,793 100%
 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 40 5%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 356 45%
 Renter Occupied Households 154 20%
 Households Vacant 233 30%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 4 1.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.4%
 For Sale Only 1 0.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 123 52.8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 104 44.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 3 4%
 1 Bedroom 3 4%
 2 Bedroom 14 19%
 3+ Bedroom 52 72%
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 $14,583 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 86520 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. In 86520 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 201 14%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 150 10%
 No Earnings 1,093 76%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 201 14%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 150 10%
 No Earnings 1,093 76%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 225 82%
 Public transportation 5 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 27 10%
 Worked at Home 17 6%
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 261 49.6%
 High School Graduate 244 46.4%
 Associate's degree 13 2.5%
 Bachelor's degree 3 0.6%
 Master's degree 5 1.0%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 465 91%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 44 9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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