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47837 Zip Code (Carbon, IN) Detailed Profile




City: Carbon, IN (0.54%)
Counties: Parke County, IN (76.86%), Clay County, IN (23.14%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,175
Zip code population in 2010: 1,231
Zip code population in 2000: 1,220

Houses and condos: 562
Renter-occupied apartments: 103
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 47837: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 29.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.3% ($294)
Indiana:

0.8% ($1,181)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $383 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $213 (0.2%)

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Males: 608  (51.7%)
Females: 566  (48.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 47837:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 47837:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 28.2%

Zip code 47837 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 47837 (2017)
    • 1,19898.2%White
    • 181.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 70.6%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Black
    • 20.2%American Indian
    • 30.2%Some other race
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $88,614
47837:

$88,614
Indiana:

$141,100



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 47837 zip code as of November 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 47837 is 214 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.7 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 47837, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $44,006 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$44,006
State:

$52,932

Salary/wage: $38,898 (reported on 84.0% of returns)
Here:

$38,898
State:

$45,173
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.7% for AGIs below $25k, 81.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 93.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 54.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $358 (reported on 24.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$358
Indiana:

$1,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $650 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$650
State:

$4,690

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,000 (reported on 8.0% of returns)
Here:

+$1,000
State:

+$10,406

Profit/loss from business: +$2,357 (reported on 14.0% of returns)
Here:

+$2,357
State:

+$11,105

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $5,625 (reported on 8.0% of returns)
47837:

$5,625
Indiana:

$13,841

Total itemized deductions: $17,900 (21% of AGI, reported on 18.0% of returns)
Here:

$17,900
State:

$20,913

Here:

20.9% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,450 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,450
State:

$4,697

Taxes paid: $6,000 (reported on 18.0% of returns)
47837:

$6,000
State:

$7,456
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,189 (reported on 18.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,189
State:

$2,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 68.0%
Here:

68%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 70.0% for AGIs below $25k, 64.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 47837, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,046 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,046
State:

$44,790

Salary/wage: $30,027 (reported on 87.6% of returns)
Here:

$30,027
State:

$39,615
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 122.7% for AGIs below $10k, 78.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 87.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 135.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $730 (reported on 32.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$730
Indiana:

$1,535
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $473 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

$473
State:

$2,998
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,978 (reported on 8.5% of returns)
Here:

+$1,978
State:

+$8,619

Total itemized deductions: $14,071 (23% of AGI, reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$14,071
State:

$17,065

Here:

23.0% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,153 (4% of AGI, reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,153
State:

$3,550

Here:

3.5% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI

Total tax: $3,635 (reported on 70.0% of returns)
47837:

$3,635
State:

$6,914
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,702 (reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,702
State:

$1,685

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 67.0%
Here:

67%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 57.1% for AGIs below $10k, 67.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 70.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 88.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$39,377
Indiana:

$54,181
Carbon, IN (47837) map Nearest zip codes: 47836, 47853, 47834, 47857, 47872, 47874.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

39.4%
Indiana:

48.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.2%
Indiana:

6.7%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 42
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 434


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 6 (2 now married, 3 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 306 (112 now married, 194 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 47837 with a mortgage: 265 (6 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 105

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $873
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $390

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

24.3%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

2.5%
Whole state:

7.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.4
State:

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

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  • Churches in zip code 47837 include: North Union Church (A), Saint Marys Church (B), Zion Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Orchard Cemetery (1), Calcutta Cemetery (2), Martin Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lake: Thomas Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Scrouge Branch (A), Readys Creek (B), Limestone Branch (C), Ebenezer Creek (D), Jack Brook (E), Orchard Run (F), Strange Branch (G), Rocky Fork Creek (H), No Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 282014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 642000 to 2009
  • 1891990 to 1999
  • 491980 to 1989
  • 561970 to 1979
  • 131960 to 1969
  • 331950 to 1959
  • 291940 to 1949
  • 1081939 or earlier

Zip code 47837 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Carbon, IN (47837)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Carbon, IN (47837)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 321 bedroom
  • 1262 bedrooms
  • 1863 bedrooms
  • 384 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carbon, IN (47837)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carbon, IN (47837)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 421 bedroom
  • 252 bedrooms
  • 263 bedrooms
  • 24 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Carbon, IN (47837) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Carbon, IN (47837) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 8no vehicle
  • 1361 vehicle
  • 1662 vehicles
  • 433 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Carbon, IN (47837) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Carbon, IN (47837) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5no vehicle
  • 171 vehicle
  • 742 vehicles
  • 93 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 47837 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 47837 household income distribution in 2017
  • 85Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 15$15,000 to $19,999
  • 44$20,000 to $24,999
  • 24$25,000 to $29,999
  • 41$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13$35,000 to $39,999
  • 13$40,000 to $44,999
  • 4$45,000 to $49,999
  • 33$50,000 to $59,999
  • 100$60,000 to $74,999
  • 57$75,000 to $99,999
  • 18$100,000 to $124,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 47837

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 47837
  • 5Less than $10,000
  • 1$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3$25,000 to $29,999
  • 6$30,000 to $34,999
  • 20$35,000 to $39,999
  • 17$40,000 to $49,999
  • 13$50,000 to $59,999
  • 40$60,000 to $69,999
  • 56$70,000 to $79,999
  • 54$90,000 to $99,999
  • 29$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11$125,000 to $149,999
  • 28$150,000 to $174,999
  • 38$200,000 to $249,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 47837

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 47837
  • 50$100 to $149
  • 14$250 to $299
  • 2$350 to $399
  • 13$400 to $449
  • 7$500 to $549
  • 1$550 to $599
  • 6No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $358.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $96,238
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $79,119

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,614
47837:

$88,614
Indiana:

$141,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,128 - $126,265

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $106,211
Here:

$106,211
State:

$182,292

Mobile homes: $65,963
Here:

$65,963
State:

$85,614
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 47837

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 474
  • Two: 11
  • 10 to 19: 1
  • Mobile homes: 72

Unemployment: 3.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 47837

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 47837
  • 80.1%479Drove a car alone
  • 11.0%66Carpooled
  • 8.0%48Walked
  • 0.2%1Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 47837

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 47837
  • 51Less than 5 minutes
  • 15 to 9 minutes
  • 9010 to 14 minutes
  • 9815 to 19 minutes
  • 3820 to 24 minutes
  • 3325 to 29 minutes
  • 11630 to 34 minutes
  • 735 to 39 minutes
  • 13440 to 44 minutes
  • 745 to 59 minutes
  • 460 to 89 minutes
  • 1190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 35.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,175
  • In family households: 812 (117 male householders, 112 female householders)
    183 spouses, 345 children (293 natural, 9 adopted, 45 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 19 parents, 1 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 365 (104 male householders (83 living alone)), 142 female householders (94 living alone)), 118 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 96 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 36 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 177 1-person, 70 2-persons

200 married couples with children.
54 single-parent households (5 men, 49 women).

98.9% of residents of 47837 zip code speak English at home.

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.3%
Most common first ancestries reported in 47837
  • 35%American
  • 21%German
  • 6%English
  • 3%Italian
  • 2%Irish
  • 0%Scottish

Zip code 47837 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CARBON MUNICIPAL STP (CR 15 E AND EBENEZER RD D in CARBON, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Organizations: ERNEST F EGLOFF 11765 (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , TOWN COUNCIL PRESIDENT (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 47837 marital status for males
Zip code 47837 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 48.6%Electricity
  • 30.9%Utility gas
  • 18.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Wood

Population in 1990: 790. Population change in the 1990s: +430 (+54.4%).

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

  • This state: 962
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 34
  • South: 86
  • West: 79

69% of the 47837 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Indiana.

83% of the 47837 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Carbon, IN (47837)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Indiana:

12.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

11.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

21.9%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 87,443Management occupations
  • 52,666Construction and extraction occupations
  • 42,196Business and financial operations occupations
  • 35,559Production occupations
  • 28,488Office and administrative support occupations
  • 26,227Transportation occupations

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

  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Human Resources and Executive Search Consulting Services (1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Janitorial Services (1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Automobile and Other Motor Vehicle Merchant Wholesalers (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction (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 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 47837 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1274.3 years
John1275.6 years
Thomas1274.6 years
James1171.0 years
Mary1080.2 years
Robert971.1 years
Joseph773.2 years
Charles677.2 years
Howard575.2 years
Anna581.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 47837 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin879.5 years
Mchargue777.9 years
Butler771.9 years
Lancaster775.0 years
Pell676.5 years
Jones684.0 years
Sanders584.8 years
Miller576.4 years
Brown579.4 years
Smith579.8 years
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