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ZIP Code 08879

Primary City:South Amboy, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (6:55pm)
Coordinates:40.47, -74.27
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08879

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08879. 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 08879. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08879, 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:
South Amboy, NJ
Acceptable:
Laurence Harbor, Laurence Hbr
Unacceptable:
Morgan

Stats and Demographics for the 08879 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08879 is located in east 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 08879 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 families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08879 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 23,537
Population Density 3,281 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,383
Median Home Value $285,900
Land Area 7.17 sq mi
Water Area 0.70 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,956
Median Household Income $72,508

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male728641712747748807824859933964987823643384261211175117
Female6846306397186898568408049061,049969891681438331287287274
Total1,4121,2711,3511,4651,4371,6631,6641,6631,8392,0131,9561,7141,324822592498462391

Gender

 Male 11,564 49%
 Female 11,973 51%
Gender

Race

 White 18,032 76.6%
 Black Or African American 1,627 6.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 42 0.2%
 Asian 2,463 10.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 775 3.3%
 Two Or More Races 591 2.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner445341,0811,4071,221630493160
Renter14875277576957521710050
Total1921,2861,8562,1761,796847593210

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,456 50%
 Single Guardian 1,723 19%
 Singles 2,246 25%
 Singles With Roommate 531 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,075 68%
 Households with Kids 2,881 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male154134126150116144120126135150147137134144158144144159142140
Female134147138117128115114131142125114118132150145142150137144125
Total288281264267244259234257277275261255266294303286294296286265

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08879 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 08879 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 08879 real estate data, the median home value of $285,900 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 08879 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 08879 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08879 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,340 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 193 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 4 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,160 44%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,410 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,386 36%
 Households Vacant 427 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 157 37%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 1%
 For Sale Only 73 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 17 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 24 6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 151 35%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 1,367 42%
 2 Bedroom 1,448 45%
 3+ Bedroom 426 13%
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 $72,508 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 08879 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. ZIP code 08879 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 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 08879. 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 8,646 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,889 21%
 No Earnings 6,149 33%
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 8,646 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,889 21%
 No Earnings 6,149 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9,501 83.1%
 Public transportation 1,163 10.2%
 Taxicab 12 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 278 2.4%
 Worked at Home 476 4.2%
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 690 9%
 High School Graduate 4,305 56%
 Associate's degree 601 8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,290 17%
 Master's degree 513 7%
 Professional school degree 80 1%
 Doctorate degree 152 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,043 78.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 409 10.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 446 11.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08879

ZIP Code 08879 is in the Old Bridge Township School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08879.

Memorial Elementary School
11 Ely Ave
Laurence Harbor, NJ 08879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Old Bridge Township School District
South Amboy Elementary
249 John St
South Amboy, NJ 08879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Amboy School District
South Amboy Middle/High School
200 Governor Harold G Hoffman
South Amboy, NJ 08879
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: South Amboy School District
Cardinal Mccarrick High School
310 Augusta St
South Amboy, NJ 08879
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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