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ZIP Code 08542

Primary City:Princeton, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Mercer County
Timezone: Eastern (2:03am)
Area code: 609 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.35, -74.66
ZIP (~1300 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08542. 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 08542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08542, 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:
Princeton, NJ

Stats and Demographics for the 08542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08542 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 an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08542 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08542 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,189
Population Density 10,160 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,644
Median Home Value $449,100
Land Area 0.51 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,481
Median Household Income $71,393

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 24Male Median Age: 24Female Median Age: 25

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male110777235781323921116814610411487585438292120
Female7982923566271881671341091169893785248513467
Total1891591647131,44042737830225522021218013610686805587

Gender

 Male 2,718 52%
 Female 2,471 48%
Gender

Race

 White 3,243 62.5%
 Black Or African American 601 11.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 16 0.3%
 Asian 586 11.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.1%
 Other Race 518 10.0%
 Two Or More Races 220 4.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner23388125115845328
Renter8232121814492434013
Total843543062692071279341

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 479 32%
 Single Guardian 210 14%
 Singles 611 41%
 Singles With Roommate 181 12%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,140 77%
 Households with Kids 341 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male241320211516181414241681212212023111182259
Female161418178221617191917281216111615121193232
Total4027383823383431334333362428323638232375491

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08542 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 08542 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 08542 real estate data, the median home value of $449,100 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 08542 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,439 66.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 49 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,695 32.7%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 6 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 342 21%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 186 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 953 58%
 Households Vacant 163 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 52 31.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 12 7.4%
 For Sale Only 29 17.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 39 23.9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 30 18.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 36 4%
 1 Bedroom 428 45%
 2 Bedroom 237 25%
 3+ Bedroom 240 26%
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 $71,393 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. 08542 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 08542 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. More commuters in 08542 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 1,653 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,620 40%
 No Earnings 819 20%
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 1,653 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,620 40%
 No Earnings 819 20%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,025 42%
 Public transportation 90 4%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 994 40%
 Worked at Home 357 14%
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 125 9%
 High School Graduate 215 16%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 304 22%
 Master's degree 436 32%
 Professional school degree 153 11%
 Doctorate degree 130 10%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 281 50%
 Enrolled in Private School 203 36%
 Not Enrolled in School 79 14%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08542

ZIP Code 08542 is in the Private. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08542.

St Paul School
218 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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