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23879 Zip Code (VA) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2019: 517
Zip code population in 2010: 679
Zip code population in 2000: 589

Houses and condos: 273
Renter-occupied apartments: 77
% of renters here:

35%
State:

34%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 23879: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 33.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 23879
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.8% ($752)
Virginia:

0.8% ($2,322)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $708 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,618 (0.9%)

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Males: 187  (36.3%)
Females: 329  (63.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 23879:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 23879:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

Zip code 23879 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 23879 (2019)
    • 37655.4%White
    • 28842.4%Black
    • 50.7%Two or more races
    • 50.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 40.6%American Indian
    • 10.1%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $94,763
23879:

$94,763
Virginia:

$288,800
Median resident age:
This zip code:

49.2 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 23879, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $40,103 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,103
State:

$71,192

Salary/wage: $34,937 (reported on 90.9% of returns)
Here:

$34,937
State:

$59,229
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.5% for AGIs below $25k, 78.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $440 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$440
Virginia:

$1,600

Ordinary dividends: $600 (reported on 6.1% of returns)
Here:

$600
State:

$6,959

Profit/loss from business: +$1,700 (reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

+$1,700
State:

+$14,116

Total itemized deductions: $19,975 (31% of AGI, reported on 24.2% of returns)
Here:

$19,975
State:

$26,596

Here:

31.5% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $3,329 (reported on 21.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,329
State:

$4,443

Taxes paid: $4,088 (reported on 24.2% of returns)
23879:

$4,088
State:

$9,951
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,471 (reported on 21.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,471
State:

$2,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 45.5%
Here:

45%
State:

46%
(% for various income ranges: 38.5% for AGIs below $25k, 50.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 23879, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $31,514 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,514
State:

$56,704

Salary/wage: $29,589 (reported on 89.9% of returns)
Here:

$29,589
State:

$48,441
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 84.1% for AGIs below $10k, 87.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $457 (reported on 23.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$457
Virginia:

$1,688
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $846 (reported on 6.7% of returns)
Here:

$846
State:

$4,028

Net capital gain/loss: +$53 (reported on 4.9% of returns)
Here:

+$53
State:

+$14,375

Profit/loss from business: +$4,471 (reported on 8.8% of returns)
Here:

+$4,471
State:

+$13,342

Total itemized deductions: $15,057 (28% of AGI, reported on 22.5% of returns)
Here:

$15,057
State:

$21,492

Here:

27.8% of AGI
State:

21.0% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $3,000 (6% of AGI, reported on 19.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,000
State:

$3,794

Here:

5.6% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI

Total tax: $3,258 (reported on 70.0% of returns)
23879:

$3,258
State:

$9,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,634 (reported on 24.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,634
State:

$1,734

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 51.2%
Here:

51%
State:

52%
(% for various income ranges: 43.8% for AGIs below $10k, 44.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 55.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$72,126
Virginia:

$76,456
23879 map Nearest zip codes: 23847, 27866, 27831, 27832, 27890, 27870.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

69.2%
Virginia:

47.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

0.0%
Virginia:

49.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 39
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 181


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 170 (77 now married, 91 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 23879 with a mortgage: 105
Houses without a mortgage: 39

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $918
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $454

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable location: Cattail Creek Campground (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 23879 include: Zion Church (A), Spring Church (B), Diamond Grove Baptist Church (C), Forrest Hill Church (D), Wings of Faith Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Vincent Cemetery (1), Robinson Cemetery (2), Wyche Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Smiths Pond (A), Smith Pond (B), Robinson Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Massie Branch (A), Collier Branch (B), Cattail Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 122000 to 2009
  • 481990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 701970 to 1979
  • 41960 to 1969
  • 531950 to 1959
  • 291940 to 1949
  • 521939 or earlier

Zip code 23879 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 23879
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 23879
  • 10no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 412 bedrooms
  • 1583 bedrooms
  • 154 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 23879
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 23879
  • 0no bedroom
  • 401 bedroom
  • 02 bedrooms
  • 93 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 23879 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 23879 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 401 vehicle
  • 712 vehicles
  • 923 vehicles
  • 84 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 23879 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 23879 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 381 vehicle
  • 92 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 23879 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 23879 household income distribution in 2019
  • 54$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7$25,000 to $29,999
  • 4$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2$35,000 to $39,999
  • 10$50,000 to $59,999
  • 40$60,000 to $74,999
  • 42$75,000 to $99,999
  • 27$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4$125,000 to $149,999
  • 28$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 23879

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 23879
  • 12Less than $10,000
  • 18$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3$60,000 to $69,999
  • 6$70,000 to $79,999
  • 38$80,000 to $89,999
  • 18$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3$125,000 to $149,999
  • 12$150,000 to $174,999
  • 14$200,000 to $249,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 23879

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 23879
  • 34$400 to $449
  • 6$700 to $749
  • 29No cash rent

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $158,929
  • Black or African American householders: $93,062

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $94,763
23879:

$94,763
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,206 - $127,355

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $122,655
Here:

$122,655
State:

$377,025

Mobile homes: $74,251
Here:

$74,251
State:

$76,756
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 23879

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 188
  • One, attached: 25
  • Mobile homes: 57

Unemployment: 3.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 23879

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 23879
  • 81.6%254Drove a car alone
  • 1.3%4Carpooled
  • 5.1%16Walked
  • 11.9%37Other means
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 23879

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 23879
  • 175 to 9 minutes
  • 5510 to 14 minutes
  • 8015 to 19 minutes
  • 3920 to 24 minutes
  • 3025 to 29 minutes
  • 2230 to 34 minutes
  • 840 to 44 minutes
  • 645 to 59 minutes
  • 4990 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 48.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 517
  • Male householders: 85 (20 living alone), Female householders: 137 (15 living alone)
  • 149 spouses (149 opposite-sex spouses), 0 unmarried partners, (0 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 119 children (114 natural, 5 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 27 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives

Size of family households: 83 2-persons, 102 3-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 35 1-person

76 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (8 women).

99.2% of residents of 23879 zip code speak English at home.

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

12.7%
Most common first ancestries reported in 23879
  • 17%African
  • 12%English

Zip code 23879 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BIRDSONG PEANUTS (ROUTE 301 in SKIPPERS, VA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Virginia pollutants databases) - CEDS-50009, AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: FARM-PRODUCT RAW MATERIALS
    Business NAICS classification: OTHER FARM PRODUCT RAW MATERIAL MERCHANT WHOLESALERS.
  • COKERS MOTEL (RTE 301 STATE LINE VA-NC VA SI in SKIPPERS, VA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Zip code 23879 marital status for males
Zip code 23879 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 11.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 49.0%Electricity
  • 18.0%Wood
  • 14.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.4%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 196. Population change in the 1990s: +393 (+200.5%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 269
  • Northeast: 12
  • South: 230
  • West: 4

75% of the 23879 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Virginia.

85% of the 23879 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 102% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in 23879

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8
Here:

49.3%
Virginia:

10.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Virginia:

10.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

56.6%
Virginia:

20.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 65,672Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 44,627Transportation occupations
  • 39,252Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 9,596Sales and related occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • JAMES FERGUSON ROBERT (3903 ROCK BRIDGE RD in SKIPPERS, VA; small business)
    $30,255 with Navy for Dentistry Services. Signed on 2001-10-01. Completion date: 2002-09-30.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Mining: Crushed and Broken Granite Mining and Quarrying (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Janitorial Services (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 23879 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1469.2 years
William1471.9 years
Mary1282.1 years
Robert1074.2 years
John777.7 years
Thomas780.8 years
Charlie584.4 years
Edward569.2 years
Willie569.2 years
Richard569.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 23879 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2274.3 years
Allen1779.7 years
Robinson1473.4 years
Hicks1364.2 years
Moore873.6 years
Gilliam776.3 years
Tillar774.1 years
Smith771.0 years
Collins681.1 years
Wright673.8 years

Businesses in zip code 23879

  • McDonald's: 1

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