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ZIP Code 08520

Primary City:Hightstown, NJ (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (4:46am)
Coordinates:40.25, -74.54
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08520

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08520. 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 08520. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08520, 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:
Hightstown, NJ
Acceptable:
East Windsor
Unacceptable:
E Windsor

Stats and Demographics for the 08520 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08520 is located in central New Jersey and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08520 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08520 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 27,869
Population Density 1,581 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,664
Median Home Value $291,300
Land Area 17.63 sq mi
Water Area 0.12 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 10,106
Median Household Income $90,293

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0291,0099758427308491,0171,1761,2041,0891,019791697486284209132136
Female9791,0059218066218971,0491,2021,1621,1101,038900778576340219223369
Total2,0082,0141,8961,6481,3511,7462,0662,3782,3662,1992,0571,6911,4751,062624428355505

Gender

 Male 13,674 49%
 Female 14,195 51%
Gender

Race

 White 17,801 63.9%
 Black Or African American 2,326 8.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 159 0.6%
 Asian 4,230 15.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 16 0.1%
 Other Race 2,528 9.1%
 Two Or More Races 809 2.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner307701,8071,9071,497834365204
Renter118701578496315178143163
Total1481,4712,3852,4031,8121,012508367

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,813 58%
 Single Guardian 1,399 14%
 Singles 2,398 24%
 Singles With Roommate 496 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,188 61%
 Households with Kids 3,918 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male200213195215212196215206180213206189177190180183172165142148
Female172209198200207232185192189186194182174185195167191136117116
Total372422393415419428400398369399400371351375375350363301259264

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08520 has a small 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 08520 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1960s. Looking at 08520 real estate data, the median home value of $291,300 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 08520 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 08520 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08520 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 27,676 99.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 72 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 121 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,993 56%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,421 13%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,692 25%
 Households Vacant 558 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 312 55.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 14 2.5%
 For Sale Only 91 16.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 16 2.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 24 4.3%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 100 17.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 113 4%
 1 Bedroom 1,059 42%
 2 Bedroom 868 34%
 3+ Bedroom 480 19%
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 $90,293 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 08520 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. Residents in ZIP code 08520 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of 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 08520. 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 10,447 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,607 26%
 No Earnings 5,817 27%
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 10,447 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,607 26%
 No Earnings 5,817 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,484 80.1%
 Public transportation 834 5.8%
 Taxicab 266 1.9%
 Motorcycle 14 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 934 6.5%
 Worked at Home 812 5.7%
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 898 9%
 High School Graduate 3,809 40%
 Associate's degree 636 7%
 Bachelor's degree 2,404 25%
 Master's degree 1,205 13%
 Professional school degree 265 3%
 Doctorate degree 245 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,811 76.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 817 16.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 378 7.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08520

ZIP Code 08520 is in the East Windsor Regional School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08520.

Ethel Mcknight Elementary School
58 Twin Rivers Dr South
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: East Windsor Regional School District
Grace N. Rogers Elementary School
380 Stockton St
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: East Windsor Regional School District
Melvin H. Kreps Middle School
5 Kent Ln
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: East Windsor Regional School District
Perry L. Drew Elementary School
70 Twin Rivers Dr North
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: East Windsor Regional School District
Walter C. Black Elementary School
371 Stockton St
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: East Windsor Regional School District
Hightstown High School
25 Leshin Ln
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: East Windsor Regional School District
Peddie School
201 S Main St
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Knowledge Beginnings
300d Princeton Hightstown Rd
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Morris Namias Shalom Torah Academy
639 Abbington Dr
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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