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ZIP Code 08873

Primary City:Somerset, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Somerset County
Timezone: Eastern (11:27am)
Coordinates:40.50, -74.52
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08873

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08873. 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 08873. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08873, 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:
Somerset, NJ
Unacceptable:
East Millstone, Franklin Twp, Middlebush, Zarepath

Stats and Demographics for the 08873 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08873 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 08873 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 single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08873 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 49,921
Population Density 1,547 people per sq mi
Housing Units 19,455
Median Home Value $332,400
Land Area 32.28 sq mi
Water Area 0.41 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 18,495
Median Household Income $85,148

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,6921,6141,4201,5031,5161,6411,8681,8401,7131,7411,5911,4921,2971,018724555452302
Female1,6281,4841,3731,3271,3951,7881,9881,8221,8021,8251,8211,7091,6741,233958787567761
Total3,3203,0982,7932,8302,9113,4293,8563,6623,5153,5663,4123,2012,9712,2511,6821,3421,0191,063

Gender

 Male 23,979 48%
 Female 25,942 52%
Gender

Race

 White 22,614 45.3%
 Black Or African American 14,331 28.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 156 0.3%
 Asian 8,268 16.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 2,896 5.8%
 Two Or More Races 1,647 3.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner711,1632,5182,8982,8231,8921,192300
Renter3581,6551,223885641356263257
Total4292,8183,7413,7833,4642,2481,455557

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 9,750 53%
 Single Guardian 2,948 16%
 Singles 4,726 26%
 Singles With Roommate 1,071 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 12,422 67%
 Households with Kids 6,073 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male327338343338328340322296328314293257271285305298288300312355
Female340312319328308313293297273323262246273269277270317242221287
Total667650662666636653615593601637555503544554582568605542533642

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08873 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 08873 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 2000s. Looking at 08873 real estate data, the median home value of $332,400 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 08873. Rentals in 08873 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 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 08873 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 48,923 98.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 15 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 528 1.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 366 0.7%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 89 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 9,773 50%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,084 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,638 29%
 Households Vacant 960 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 325 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 13 1%
 For Sale Only 165 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 29 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 198 21%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 230 24%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 153 3%
 1 Bedroom 2,297 43%
 2 Bedroom 1,963 36%
 3+ Bedroom 974 18%
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 $85,148 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 08873 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 08873 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 08873. 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 19,226 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,479 18%
 No Earnings 14,539 35%
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 19,226 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,479 18%
 No Earnings 14,539 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 20,922 87.2%
 Public transportation 1,672 7.0%
 Taxicab 29 0.1%
 Motorcycle 9 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 291 1.2%
 Worked at Home 1,064 4.4%
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 1,209 7%
 High School Graduate 6,435 38%
 Associate's degree 1,160 7%
 Bachelor's degree 4,920 29%
 Master's degree 2,368 14%
 Professional school degree 479 3%
 Doctorate degree 429 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,155 69.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,722 19.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 935 10.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08873

ZIP Code 08873 is in the Central Jersey College Prep Charter School District. There are 21 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08873.

Central Jersey College Prep Cs
17 Schoohouse Rd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Central Jersey College Prep Charter School District
Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School
17 School House Rd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School District
Sampson G. Smith School
1649 Amwell Rd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public Schools
Conerly Road School
35 Conerly Rd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public Schools
Elizabeth Avenue School
363 Elizabeth Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public Schools
Hillcrest School
500 Franklin Blvd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public Schools
Macafee Road School
53 Macafee Rd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public Schools
Pine Grove Manor School
130 Highland Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public Schools
Franklin High School
500 Elizabeth Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Franklin Township Public Schools
Franklin Middle School
415 Francis St
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Franklin Township Public Schools
St Matthias Elementary School
170 John F Kennedy Blvd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Rutgers Preparatory School
1345 Easton Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Little Children of God Preschool & Kindergarten
870 Hamilton St
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Cedar Hill Prep School
152 Cedar Grove Ln
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Somerset Bible Baptist Christian Academy
42 Cedar Grove Ln
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Elite Prepartory Academy
17 Schoolhouse Rd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Somerset Presbyterian Nursery School & Kdgn
100 John F Kennedy Blvd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Crestwood Montessori School
92 Cortelyou Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Grace Montessori School
1075 Easton Ave Ste 20
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
New Road School of Somerset
2200 Cottontail Ln
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Community Christian Academy & Preschool
211 Demott Ln
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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