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ZIP Code 08638

Primary City:Trenton, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Mercer County
Timezone: Eastern (11:28am)
Area code: 609 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.26, -74.76
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08638

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08638. 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 08638. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08638, 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:
Trenton, NJ
Acceptable:
Ewing
Unacceptable:
Ewing Township, Ewing Twp

Stats and Demographics for the 08638 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08638 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 large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08638 are primarily black or African American. 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 an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08638 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 22,832
Population Density 3,986 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,170
Median Home Value $207,000
Land Area 5.73 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,427
Median Household Income $58,371

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6477146787131,062851762752809834822727542394285241226137
Female630632626645994717752738807867868853625466399345311361
Total1,2771,3461,3041,3582,0561,5681,5141,4901,6161,7011,6901,5801,167860684586537498

Gender

 Male 11,196 49%
 Female 11,636 51%
Gender

Race

 White 9,792 42.9%
 Black Or African American 10,324 45.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 102 0.4%
 Asian 465 2.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 14 0.1%
 Other Race 1,424 6.2%
 Two Or More Races 711 3.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner454097821,0951,155698569259
Renter35674870565443524619477
Total4011,1571,4871,7491,590944763336

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,093 37%
 Single Guardian 2,294 27%
 Singles 2,315 27%
 Singles With Roommate 725 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,771 68%
 Households with Kids 2,656 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male123139130140151142144147130138132115152141129138142137167235
Female119134126119117108131140136149123128112114132118161126108219
Total242273256259268250275287266287255243264255261256303263275454

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08638 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 08638 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 08638 real estate data, the median home value of $207,000 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 08638 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 08638 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 $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08638 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 21,925 96.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 583 2.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 37 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 143 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 144 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,536 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,476 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,415 37%
 Households Vacant 743 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 269 36%
 Rented & Unoccupied 19 3%
 For Sale Only 102 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 19 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 312 42%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 175 6%
 1 Bedroom 699 23%
 2 Bedroom 982 32%
 3+ Bedroom 1,234 40%
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 $58,371 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 08638 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 08638 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 08638 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 08638 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 7,053 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,541 29%
 No Earnings 6,567 34%
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 7,053 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,541 29%
 No Earnings 6,567 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,518 82.7%
 Public transportation 960 9.3%
 Taxicab 56 0.5%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 675 6.6%
 Worked at Home 87 0.8%
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. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,356 19%
 High School Graduate 4,181 57%
 Associate's degree 368 5%
 Bachelor's degree 910 12%
 Master's degree 319 4%
 Professional school degree 83 1%
 Doctorate degree 96 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,505 90.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 179 4.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 197 5.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08638

ZIP Code 08638 is in the The Village Charter School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08638.

The Village Charter School
101 Sullivan Way
Trenton, NJ 08638
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: The Village Charter School District
Paul Robeson Charter School for the Humanities
643 Indiana Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Paul Robeson Charter School for the Humanities School District
Wl Antheil Elementary School
339 Ewingville Rd
Ewing, NJ 08638
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ewing Township Public Schools
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School
401411 Brunswick Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Trenton Public Schools
Columbus Elementary School
1200 Brunswick Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Trenton Public Schools
Wilson Elementary School
175 Girard Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Trenton Public Schools
Capital Academy
1440 Parkside Ave
Ewing, NJ 08638
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Office of Education Department of Children and Families School District
Sister Georgine School
180b Ewingville Rd
Ewing, NJ 08638
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Islamic School of Trenton/Al-Bayaan Academy
25 Oxford St
Trenton, NJ 08638
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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