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ZIP Code 07079

Primary City:South Orange, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Essex County
Timezone: Eastern (3:14am)
Area code: 862 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.75, -74.26
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 07079

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 07079. 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 07079. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 07079, 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:
South Orange, NJ

Stats and Demographics for the 07079 ZIP Code

ZIP code 07079 is located in northeast New Jersey and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 07079 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 07079 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,316
Population Density 5,708 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,846
Median Home Value $531,600
Land Area 2.86 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,548
Median Household Income $124,213

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male52859449767779035936658462162759051542925914411010494
Female509533493728876366390629643637637545440279161179172211
Total1,0371,1279901,4051,6667257561,2131,2641,2641,2271,060869538305289276305

Gender

 Male 7,888 48%
 Female 8,428 52%
Gender

Race

 White 9,748 59.7%
 Black Or African American 4,755 29.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 23 0.1%
 Asian 835 5.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 293 1.8%
 Two Or More Races 661 4.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner162009161,069900432262118
Renter1783323623001649897104
Total1945321,2781,3691,064530359222

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,998 54%
 Single Guardian 785 14%
 Singles 1,343 24%
 Singles With Roommate 422 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,442 62%
 Households with Kids 2,106 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male118110110115139125121113969610594971059293125161206246
Female1021121051199711410911895998812395889010992160277299
Total220222215234236239230231191195193217192193182202217321483545

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 07079 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 07079 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 07079 real estate data, the median home value of $531,600 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 07079. Rentals in 07079 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 07079 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,028 92.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 7 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,237 7.6%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 44 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,175 54%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 738 13%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,635 28%
 Households Vacant 298 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 69 23%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 2%
 For Sale Only 65 22%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 39 13%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 101 34%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 141 8%
 1 Bedroom 653 39%
 2 Bedroom 507 30%
 3+ Bedroom 362 22%
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 $124,213 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 07079 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. ZIP code 07079 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 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 07079. 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 5,340 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,143 24%
 No Earnings 4,847 36%
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 5,340 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,143 24%
 No Earnings 4,847 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,878 63%
 Public transportation 2,113 27%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 205 3%
 Worked at Home 579 7%
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 198 4%
 High School Graduate 1,086 24%
 Associate's degree 152 3%
 Bachelor's degree 1,582 35%
 Master's degree 764 17%
 Professional school degree 529 12%
 Doctorate degree 188 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,998 70%
 Enrolled in Private School 626 22%
 Not Enrolled in School 236 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 07079

ZIP Code 07079 is in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 07079.

South Orange Middle School
70 North Ridgewood Rd
South Orange, NJ 07079
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: South Orange-Maplewood School District
Marshall Elementary School
262 Grove Rd
South Orange, NJ 07079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Orange-Maplewood School District
South Mountain Elementary/Annex
444 West South Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Orange-Maplewood School District
Marylawn of the Oranges Academy
445 Scotland Rd
South Orange, NJ 07079
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Our Lady of Sorrows School
172 Academy St
South Orange, NJ 07079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
South Orange Country Day School
461 Vose Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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