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ZIP Code 06426

Primary City:Essex, CT (View All Cities)
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (3:50am)
Area code: 860 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.35, -72.40
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 06426

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 06426. 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 06426. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 06426, 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:
Essex, CT

Stats and Demographics for the 06426 ZIP Code

ZIP code 06426 is located in east 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 06426 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also an extremely small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 06426 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,245
Population Density 568 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,774
Median Home Value $520,400
Land Area 5.72 sq mi
Water Area 1.36 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,527
Median Household Income $98,170

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 55Male Median Age: 54Female Median Age: 56

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male49828490373333568710812515315014078776583
Female3868906738282776109144150150186122839279168
Total87150174157756160132196252275303336262161169144251

Gender

 Male 1,530 47%
 Female 1,715 53%
Gender

Race

 White 3,154 97.2%
 Black Or African American 23 0.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.0%
 Asian 34 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.1%
 Other Race 10 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 21 0.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner422130235301228166114
Renter635416250283966
Total1057171297351256205180

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 838 55%
 Single Guardian 89 6%
 Singles 532 35%
 Singles With Roommate 68 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,221 80%
 Households with Kids 306 20%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male11137131811181718101620172114322313810
Female5761117714141618261516151620151154
Total1620132435183231342842353336305238241314

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 06426 has a slightly less than average 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 06426 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1980s. Looking at 06426 real estate data, the median home value of $520,400 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 06426. Rentals in 06426 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 06426 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,193 98.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 39 1.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 13 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 782 44%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 418 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 327 18%
 Households Vacant 247 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 28 11%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Sale Only 57 23%
 Sold & Unoccupied 14 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 126 51%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 20 8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 39 12%
 2 Bedroom 241 74%
 3+ Bedroom 44 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 $98,170 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 06426 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 06426 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. However, that is not the case in 06426. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. 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 960 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 610 22%
 No Earnings 1,199 43%
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 960 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 610 22%
 No Earnings 1,199 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,031 81%
 Public transportation 43 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 30 2%
 Worked at Home 176 14%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 06426 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 28 2%
 High School Graduate 343 29%
 Associate's degree 61 5%
 Bachelor's degree 482 40%
 Master's degree 204 17%
 Professional school degree 82 7%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 176 63%
 Enrolled in Private School 59 21%
 Not Enrolled in School 46 16%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Nearby ZIP Codes