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ZIP Code 04256

Primary City:Mechanic Falls, ME (View All Cities)
County: Androscoggin County
Timezone: Eastern (5:26pm)
Area code: 207 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:44.11, -70.41
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 04256

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 04256. 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 04256. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 04256, 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:
Mechanic Falls, ME
Acceptable:
Mechanic Fls

Stats and Demographics for the 04256 ZIP Code

ZIP code 04256 is located in southwest Maine and covers a slightly less 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 04256 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 04256 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,064
Population Density 272 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,310
Median Home Value $144,800
Land Area 11.26 sq mi
Water Area 0.16 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,217
Median Household Income $47,571

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male11490941077792929810413612591956457332110
Female1001031118889999695119144117101986141433524
Total21419320519516619118819322328024219219312598765634

Gender

 Male 1,500 49%
 Female 1,564 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,963 96.7%
 Black Or African American 10 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 15 0.5%
 Asian 8 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 9 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 59 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner101161542321911135616
Renter3761546737224110
Total471772082992281359726

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 594 49%
 Single Guardian 225 18%
 Singles 300 25%
 Singles With Roommate 98 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 791 65%
 Households with Kids 426 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2622212015202016191823191816232028171913
Female1520221913252024212414222427162026101618
Total4142433928454040404237414243394054273531

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 04256 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 04256 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 04256 real estate data, the median home value of $144,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 04256 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 04256 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 04256 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,044 99.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 13 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 7 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 655 50%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 233 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 329 25%
 Households Vacant 93 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 20 22%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 29 31%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 10%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 29 31%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 33 12%
 1 Bedroom 39 14%
 2 Bedroom 161 59%
 3+ Bedroom 39 14%
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 $47,571 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 04256 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 04256 can expect to fall in that range. 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 929 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 646 28%
 No Earnings 698 31%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 929 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 646 28%
 No Earnings 698 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,267 95%
 Public transportation 12 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 11 1%
 Worked at Home 42 3%
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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 185 18%
 High School Graduate 697 67%
 Associate's degree 100 10%
 Bachelor's degree 47 4%
 Master's degree 18 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 493 76%
 Enrolled in Private School 70 11%
 Not Enrolled in School 86 13%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 04256

ZIP Code 04256 is in the Rsu 16 School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 04256.

Elm Street School-Mechanic Falls
129 Elm St
Mechanic Falls, ME 04256
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rsu 16 School District

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