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ZIP Code 08079

Primary City:Salem, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Salem County
Timezone: Eastern (1:10am)
Area code: 856 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.5, -75.4
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08079

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08079. 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 08079. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08079, 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:
Salem, NJ
Acceptable:
Mannington
Unacceptable:
Mannington Township

Stats and Demographics for the 08079 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08079 is located in southwest New Jersey and covers a slightly higher 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 08079 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 single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08079 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,987
Population Density 121 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,118
Median Home Value $172,700
Land Area 91.04 sq mi
Water Area 8.99 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,442
Median Household Income $46,071

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male39736638239227527727626431836740537636223418912094107
Female334378383374331357309324339456471380360274224181141170
Total731744765766606634585588657823876756722508413301235277

Gender

 Male 5,201 47%
 Female 5,786 53%
Gender

Race

 White 6,869 62.5%
 Black Or African American 3,529 32.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 46 0.4%
 Asian 39 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 163 1.5%
 Two Or More Races 340 3.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner20209400576625423259146
Renter15036529838226916710449
Total170574698958894590363195

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,804 41%
 Single Guardian 1,084 24%
 Singles 1,287 29%
 Singles With Roommate 267 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,041 68%
 Households with Kids 1,401 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7388926664766869897381807474728873936652
Female6368716776748068807292717276718772747052
Total136156163133140150148137169145173151146150143175145167136104

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08079 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 08079 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 08079 real estate data, the median home value of $172,700 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 08079 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 08079 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08079 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 10,835 98.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 6 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 78 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 68 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,699 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 959 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,784 35%
 Households Vacant 676 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 261 38.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 14 2.1%
 For Sale Only 66 9.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 72 10.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 47 7.0%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 215 31.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 24 1%
 1 Bedroom 399 23%
 2 Bedroom 572 33%
 3+ Bedroom 744 43%
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 $46,071 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 08079 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 08079 has very few people that work at home. 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 08079 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 2,284 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,472 29%
 No Earnings 3,670 44%
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 2,284 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,472 29%
 No Earnings 3,670 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,609 91.3%
 Public transportation 131 3.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 3 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 163 4.1%
 Worked at Home 49 1.2%
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 630 19.4%
 High School Graduate 2,143 65.9%
 Associate's degree 145 4.5%
 Bachelor's degree 210 6.5%
 Master's degree 82 2.5%
 Professional school degree 21 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 22 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,896 82.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 142 6.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 255 11.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08079

ZIP Code 08079 is in the Salem County Special Services School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08079.

Alternative Middle and High School
118 Walnut St
Salem, NJ 08079
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Salem County Special Services School District
Elsinboro Township School
631 Salem Fort Elfsborg Rd
Salem, NJ 08079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Elsinboro Township School District
Lower Alloways Creek Elementary School
967 Main St Canton
Salem, NJ 08079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lower Alloways Creek School District
Mannington Township Elementary School
495 Route 45
Salem, NJ 08079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mannington Township School District
John Fenwick School
183 Smith St
Salem, NJ 08079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Salem City Board of Education School District
Salem Middle School
51 New Market St
Salem, NJ 08079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Salem City Board of Education School District
Salem High School
219 Walnut St
Salem, NJ 08079
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Salem City Board of Education School District

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