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ZIP Code 06242

Primary City:Eastford, CT (View All Cities)
County: Windham County
Timezone: Eastern (5:11pm)
Area code: 860 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.90, -72.10
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 06242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 06242. 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 06242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 06242, 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:
Eastford, CT

Stats and Demographics for the 06242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 06242 is located in northeast Connecticut 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 06242 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of families and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 06242 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,408
Population Density 54 people per sq mi
Housing Units 635
Median Home Value $263,100
Land Area 26.05 sq mi
Water Area 0.38 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 552
Median Household Income $80,357

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male38395747403236484772585764332421712
Female303837343235274054676551663322122310
Total68779481726763881011391231081306646333022

Gender

 Male 732 52%
 Female 676 48%
Gender

Race

 White 1,366 97.0%
 Black Or African American 1 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.2%
 Asian 15 1.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 3 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 20 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner23084110122593612
Renter524133116431
Total75497141138633913

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 333 60%
 Single Guardian 68 12%
 Singles 111 20%
 Singles With Roommate 40 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 393 71%
 Households with Kids 159 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male858810741171015124161599684
Female77105594911710103711512516
Total1512181315168201817252272326142111910

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 06242 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 06242 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1990s. Looking at 06242 real estate data, the median home value of $263,100 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 06242. Rentals in 06242 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 06242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,408 100%
 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 312 49%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 143 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 97 15%
 Households Vacant 83 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 6 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 63 76%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 12 14%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 19 37%
 2 Bedroom 19 37%
 3+ Bedroom 13 25%
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 $80,357 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 06242 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 06242 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 483 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 304 26%
 No Earnings 361 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 483 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 304 26%
 No Earnings 361 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 589 88.4%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 3 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 14 2.1%
 Worked at Home 60 9.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 42 8%
 High School Graduate 270 52%
 Associate's degree 41 8%
 Bachelor's degree 100 19%
 Master's degree 23 4%
 Professional school degree 19 4%
 Doctorate degree 27 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 186 75.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 23 9.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 36 14.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 06242

ZIP Code 06242 is in the Eastford School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 06242.

Eastford Elementary School
12 Westford Rd Box 158
Eastford, CT 06242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Eastford School District

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