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ZIP Code 05251

Primary City:Dorset, VT (View All Cities)
County: Bennington County
Timezone: Eastern (11:11pm)
Area code: 802 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:43.26, -73.08
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 05251

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 05251. 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 05251. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 05251, 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:
Dorset, VT
Unacceptable:
S Dorset, So Dorset, South Dorset

Stats and Demographics for the 05251 ZIP Code

ZIP code 05251 is located in southwest Vermont 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 05251 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 05251 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,350
Population Density 39 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,061
Median Home Value $449,000
Land Area 34.91 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 601
Median Household Income $73,854

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 53Male Median Age: 52Female Median Age: 53

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male213043461825162333487051674737402317
Female253033492219112040557364645444392726
Total46607695404427437310314311513110181795043

Gender

 Male 655 49%
 Female 695 51%
Gender

Race

 White 1,327 98.3%
 Black Or African American 4 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 4 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 2 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 11 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner11038115133948330
Renter414252218662
Total524631371511008932

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 332 55%
 Single Guardian 61 10%
 Singles 176 29%
 Singles With Roommate 32 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 457 76%
 Households with Kids 144 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2729673779571012111312733
Female210254986347769131213834
Total417414101611131013121416212425251567

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 05251 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 05251 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 05251 real estate data, the median home value of $449,000 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 05251. Rentals in 05251 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 05251 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,350 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 317 30%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 187 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 97 9%
 Households Vacant 460 43%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 9 2.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.2%
 For Sale Only 17 3.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 404 87.8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 24 5.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 38 26%
 2 Bedroom 20 14%
 3+ Bedroom 89 61%
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 $73,854 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 05251 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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 05251 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 05251 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 415 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 350 30%
 No Earnings 388 34%
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 415 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 350 30%
 No Earnings 388 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 532 81%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 58 9%
 Worked at Home 69 10%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 05251 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 19 3.8%
 High School Graduate 173 34.8%
 Associate's degree 61 12.3%
 Bachelor's degree 154 31.0%
 Master's degree 80 16.1%
 Professional school degree 9 1.8%
 Doctorate degree 1 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 174 63%
 Enrolled in Private School 89 32%
 Not Enrolled in School 14 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 05251

ZIP Code 05251 is in the Dorset School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 05251.

Dorset Elementary School
130 School Dr
Dorset, VT 05251
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Dorset School District
Long Trail School
1045 Kirby Hollow Rd
Dorset, VT 05251
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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