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48738 Zip Code (MI) Detailed Profile




Counties: Alcona County, MI (95.76%), Iosco County, MI (4.24%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,096
Zip code population in 2010: 1,269
Zip code population in 2000: 1,458

Houses and condos: 1,584
Renter-occupied apartments: 60
% of renters here:

11%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 48738: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 10.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 101 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.9% ($1,191)
Michigan:

1.4% ($2,455)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,209 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,147 (0.8%)

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Males: 595  (54.3%)
Females: 501  (45.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 48738:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 48738:

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

Zip code 48738 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 48738 (2019)
    • 1,24598.1%White
    • 100.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 60.5%American Indian
    • 40.3%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Asian
    • 10.08%Black
    • 10.08%Some other race
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Urban population: 237
Rural population: 858

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $129,594
48738:

$129,594
Michigan:

$169,600



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in 48738 zip code as of September 26, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 48738 is 153 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

60.6 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.9 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 48738, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $36,916 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,916
State:

$55,609

Salary/wage: $24,965 (reported on 56.4% of returns)
Here:

$24,965
State:

$46,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 35.5% for AGIs below $25k, 34.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 36.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 33.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,007 (reported on 50.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,007
Michigan:

$1,491
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,861 (reported on 32.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,861
State:

$6,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$3,914 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

+$3,914
State:

+$11,523

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,938 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
48738:

$9,938
Michigan:

$15,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,250 (26% of AGI, reported on 21.8% of returns)
Here:

$17,250
State:

$21,628

Here:

25.9% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $1,964 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,964
State:

$4,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxes paid: $5,408 (reported on 21.8% of returns)
48738:

$5,408
State:

$8,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,288 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,288
State:

$2,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 63.6%
Here:

64%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 55.6% for AGIs below $25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 48738, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,694 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,694
State:

$48,204

Salary/wage: $22,612 (reported on 62.8% of returns)
Here:

$22,612
State:

$42,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 55.0% for AGIs below $10k, 38.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 41.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 34.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 47.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,547 (reported on 63.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,547
Michigan:

$1,725
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.0% for AGIs below $10k, 6.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,246 (reported on 34.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,246
State:

$3,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,987 (reported on 25.4% of returns)
Here:

+$2,987
State:

+$8,532
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -4.2% for AGIs below $10k, -0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$392 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

+$392
State:

+$9,547
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -4.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,286 (28% of AGI, reported on 23.4% of returns)
Here:

$15,286
State:

$18,509

Here:

28.2% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,930 (3% of AGI, reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,930
State:

$3,365

Here:

3.5% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,865 (reported on 73.1% of returns)
48738:

$3,865
State:

$7,691
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,714 (reported on 12.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,714
State:

$1,737

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 67.3%
Here:

67%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 66.4% for AGIs below $10k, 64.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 67.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 90.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$45,457
Michigan:

$59,584
48738 map Nearest zip codes: 48740, 48745, 48750, 48742, 48730, 48721.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

23.9%
Michigan:

44.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.5%
Michigan:

46.0%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 66
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 502


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 4 (0 now married, 4 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 102 (53 now married, 48 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 48738 with a mortgage: 247 (10 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 265

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $874
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $308

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

16.2%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

8.3%
Whole state:

7.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.4
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 152014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 892000 to 2009
  • 681990 to 1999
  • 1511980 to 1989
  • 3401970 to 1979
  • 3761960 to 1969
  • 3231950 to 1959
  • 1011940 to 1949
  • 1001939 or earlier

Zip code 48738 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 48738
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 48738
  • 0no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 2302 bedrooms
  • 2223 bedrooms
  • 494 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 48738
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 48738
  • 0no bedroom
  • 241 bedroom
  • 312 bedrooms
  • 03 bedrooms
  • 34 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 48738 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 48738 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 18no vehicle
  • 1991 vehicle
  • 2072 vehicles
  • 633 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 48738 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 48738 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3no vehicle
  • 381 vehicle
  • 192 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 48738 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 48738 household income distribution in 2019
  • 48Less than $10,000
  • 59$10,000 to $14,999
  • 31$15,000 to $19,999
  • 14$20,000 to $24,999
  • 25$25,000 to $29,999
  • 32$30,000 to $34,999
  • 36$35,000 to $39,999
  • 25$40,000 to $44,999
  • 43$45,000 to $49,999
  • 44$50,000 to $59,999
  • 87$60,000 to $74,999
  • 63$75,000 to $99,999
  • 10$100,000 to $124,999
  • 12$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9$150,000 to $199,999
  • 10$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 48738

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 48738
  • 15$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1$20,000 to $24,999
  • 12$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13$40,000 to $49,999
  • 19$50,000 to $59,999
  • 37$60,000 to $69,999
  • 33$70,000 to $79,999
  • 34$80,000 to $89,999
  • 16$90,000 to $99,999
  • 37$100,000 to $124,999
  • 40$125,000 to $149,999
  • 51$150,000 to $174,999
  • 18$175,000 to $199,999
  • 42$200,000 to $249,999
  • 43$250,000 to $299,999
  • 22$300,000 to $399,999
  • 12$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 48738

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 48738
  • 2$200 to $249
  • 7$250 to $299
  • 3$300 to $349
  • 7$350 to $399
  • 4$400 to $449
  • 8$450 to $499
  • 4$550 to $599
  • 2$600 to $649
  • 14No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $557.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $277,471.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $135,370
  • Black or African American householders: $94,181

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,594
48738:

$129,594
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,821 - $201,868
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 48738
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,489
  • One, attached: 5
  • 3 or 4: 3
  • 10 to 19: 45
  • Mobile homes: 33

Unemployment: 10.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 48738

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 48738
  • 78.1%252Drove a car alone
  • 8.4%27Carpooled
  • 0.9%3Walked
  • 3.4%11Other means
  • 9.3%30Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 48738

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 48738
  • 6Less than 5 minutes
  • 185 to 9 minutes
  • 6510 to 14 minutes
  • 7115 to 19 minutes
  • 4420 to 24 minutes
  • 3625 to 29 minutes
  • 1230 to 34 minutes
  • 1035 to 39 minutes
  • 340 to 44 minutes
  • 945 to 59 minutes
  • 560 to 89 minutes
  • 1090 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 33.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,096
  • Male householders: 357 (140 living alone), Female householders: 214 (85 living alone)
  • 257 spouses (257 opposite-sex spouses), 46 unmarried partners, (46 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 150 children (136 natural, 10 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 0 foster children, 7 other relatives, 34 non-relatives

Size of family households: 198 2-persons, 65 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 3 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 225 1-person, 30 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 5 4-persons

78 married couples with children.
2 single-parent households (2 women).

99.9% of residents of 48738 zip code speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 5 (0.5%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.5%
Whole state:

7.0%
Most common first ancestries reported in 48738
  • 16%German
  • 15%American
  • 12%Polish
  • 6%European
  • 5%French Canadian
  • 5%Irish
  • 5%English
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 22000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 4Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • MI DEPT/ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (NORTHWEST US 23 & F 30 in GREENBUSH, MI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: MI DEPT/ERD (E)

Zip code 48738 marital status for males
Zip code 48738 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 70.2%Utility gas
  • 13.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.5%Wood
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 1,121. Population change in the 1990s: +337 (+30.1%).

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

  • This state: 929
  • Northeast: 47
  • Midwest: 42
  • South: 51
  • West: 14

63% of the 48738 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Michigan.

90% of the 48738 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in 48738

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Michigan:

10.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

9.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

14.3%
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 ($)
  • 122,154Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 72,372Business and financial operations occupations
  • 58,525Management occupations
  • 54,295Construction and extraction occupations
  • 48,955Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 37,623Sales and related occupations

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (5-9 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 2)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Other Activities Related to Real Estate (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (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: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 48738 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1872.5 years
Charles1876.4 years
John1769.1 years
James1772.4 years
George1378.0 years
William1370.3 years
Joseph1179.0 years
Margaret1082.8 years
Edward981.1 years
Harold972.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 48738 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin976.7 years
Johnson579.4 years
Miller572.4 years
Murphy581.2 years
Smith578.4 years
White578.2 years
Janssen472.0 years
Peters474.0 years
Seefelt479.0 years
Williams475.3 years
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