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ZIP Code 88029

Post Office City:Columbus, NM (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Luna County
Timezone: Mountain (3:28pm)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:31.828, -107.640
ZIP (~200 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 88029

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Primary/preferred city:
Columbus, NM

Stats and Demographics for the 88029 ZIP Code

ZIP code 88029 is located in southwest New Mexico 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 88029 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 88029 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,873
Population Density 10 people per sq mi
Housing Units 865
Median Home Value $45,400
Land Area 179.46 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 661
Median Household Income $19,531

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 37

Under 58575160
85 Plus132134


 Male 939 50%
 Female 934 50%


 White 1,283 68.5%
 Black Or African American 10 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 20 1.1%
 Asian 3 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 521 27.8%
 Two Or More Races 36 1.9%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus13720

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 317 48%
 Single Guardian 143 22%
 Singles 166 25%
 Singles With Roommate 35 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 390 59%
 Households with Kids 271 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 88029 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 88029 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 88029 real estate data, the median home value of $45,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 88029 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 88029 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,871 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 2 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 148 17%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 335 39%
 Renter Occupied Households 178 21%
 Households Vacant 204 24%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 26 12.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Sale Only 15 7.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 2.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 13 6.4%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.5%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 143 70.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 10 6%
 1 Bedroom 43 26%
 2 Bedroom 53 32%
 3+ Bedroom 61 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 $19,531 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 88029 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. 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 88029. 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.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 255 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 342 29%
 No Earnings 572 49%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 255 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 342 29%
 No Earnings 572 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 353 83%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 31 7%
 Worked at Home 42 10%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

For more information, see Columbus, NM public school enrollment.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 565 53.6%
 High School Graduate 300 28.4%
 Associate's degree 32 3.0%
 Bachelor's degree 25 2.4%
 Master's degree 104 9.9%
 Professional school degree 4 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 25 2.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 325 89%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 40 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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