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ZIP Code 08863

Primary City:Fords, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (10:58pm)
Coordinates:40.54, -74.31
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08863

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08863. 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 08863. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08863, 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:
Fords, NJ
Acceptable:
Perth Amboy

Stats and Demographics for the 08863 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08863 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 08863 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 less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08863 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,320
Population Density 4,865 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,740
Median Home Value $297,700
Land Area 2.53 sq mi
Water Area 0.13 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,486
Median Household Income $74,836

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3553553734023563864763984754505234023342381431218485
Female378331363400406456442407433509534443317256177190160162
Total7336867368027628429188059089591,057845651494320311244247

Gender

 Male 5,956 48%
 Female 6,364 52%
Gender

Race

 White 7,829 63.5%
 Black Or African American 1,101 8.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 31 0.3%
 Asian 2,235 18.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 795 6.5%
 Two Or More Races 328 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner18265553827681411303156
Renter61351321235143835622
Total796168741,062824494359178

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,466 55%
 Single Guardian 803 18%
 Singles 998 22%
 Singles With Roommate 219 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,924 65%
 Households with Kids 1,562 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7469776769756063887769787673818578837580
Female7480827480605271687573697769828584816869
Total148149159141149135112134156152142147153142163170162164143149

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08863 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 08863 were primarily built in the 1950s. Looking at 08863 real estate data, the median home value of $297,700 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 08863 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 08863 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08863 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,320 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,303 49%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 911 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,272 27%
 Households Vacant 254 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 135 53%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 2%
 For Sale Only 40 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 10 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 56 22%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 62 5%
 1 Bedroom 640 52%
 2 Bedroom 466 38%
 3+ Bedroom 61 5%
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 $74,836 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 08863 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. Residents in ZIP code 08863 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 08863 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. Most commuters in 08863 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,329 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,566 26%
 No Earnings 2,992 30%
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 4,329 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,566 26%
 No Earnings 2,992 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,455 89%
 Public transportation 385 6%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 266 4%
 Worked at Home 54 1%
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 450 11%
 High School Graduate 1,937 48%
 Associate's degree 290 7%
 Bachelor's degree 852 21%
 Master's degree 442 11%
 Professional school degree 61 1%
 Doctorate degree 42 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,488 71%
 Enrolled in Private School 439 21%
 Not Enrolled in School 178 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08863

ZIP Code 08863 is in the Woodbridge Township School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08863.

Fords Middle School
Fanning St
Fords, NJ 08863
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Woodbridge Township School District
Ford Avenue Elementary School
186 Ford Ave
Fords, NJ 08863
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Woodbridge Township School District
Lafayette Estates Elememtary School
Ford Ave
Fords, NJ 08863
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Woodbridge Township School District
Our Lady of Peace School
630 Amboy Ave
Fords, NJ 08863
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Our Redeemer Lutheran School
28 S 4th St
Fords, NJ 08863
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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