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ZIP Code 12205

Primary City:Albany, NY (View All Cities)
County: Albany County
Timezone: Eastern (9:09pm)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.72, -73.83
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12205

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12205. 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 12205. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12205, 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:
Albany, NY
Acceptable:
Colonie, Roessleville
Unacceptable:
Colonie Center

Stats and Demographics for the 12205 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12205 is located in east New York 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 12205 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 large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12205 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 26,977
Population Density 1,708 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,204
Median Home Value $193,800
Land Area 15.79 sq mi
Water Area 0.09 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,663
Median Household Income $65,090

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6456647618197108358408118901,0691,009958842549431404322245
Female6606567327807128758148131,0181,1031,1041,0461,005678541571548517
Total1,3051,3201,4931,5991,4221,7101,6541,6241,9082,1722,1132,0041,8471,227972975870762

Gender

 Male 12,804 47%
 Female 14,173 53%
Gender

Race

 White 23,039 85.4%
 Black Or African American 1,579 5.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 47 0.2%
 Asian 1,449 5.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 250 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 607 2.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner467631,2741,8741,8721,099932348
Renter194711599582460309379221
Total2401,4741,8732,4562,3321,4081,311569

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,251 45%
 Single Guardian 1,939 17%
 Singles 3,668 31%
 Singles With Roommate 805 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,637 74%
 Households with Kids 3,026 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male123117135140121134130130149145154139141182155150203159152140
Female128147146124122128123149134132129144167160166168159139148124
Total251264281264243262253279283277283283308342321318362298300264

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12205 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 12205 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 12205 real estate data, the median home value of $193,800 is slightly higher than average 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 12205. Rentals in 12205 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12205 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 26,805 99.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 172 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,562 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,646 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,455 28%
 Households Vacant 541 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 197 36.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 3.3%
 For Sale Only 76 14.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 32 5.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 55 10.2%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 161 29.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 71 2%
 1 Bedroom 839 26%
 2 Bedroom 1,610 50%
 3+ Bedroom 721 22%
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 $65,090 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 12205 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 12205 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,009 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,682 25%
 No Earnings 7,112 31%
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 10,009 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,682 25%
 No Earnings 7,112 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,010 92.3%
 Public transportation 327 2.3%
 Taxicab 14 0.1%
 Motorcycle 36 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 375 2.7%
 Worked at Home 335 2.4%
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 818 8.6%
 High School Graduate 5,003 52.7%
 Associate's degree 1,278 13.5%
 Bachelor's degree 1,411 14.9%
 Master's degree 662 7.0%
 Professional school degree 74 0.8%
 Doctorate degree 252 2.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,287 80.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 492 12.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 297 7.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 12205

ZIP Code 12205 is in the Capital Region Boces School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 12205.

Capital Region Boces
900 Watervlietshaker Rdste 1
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Capital Region Boces School District
Sand Creek Middle School
329 Sand Creek Rd
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: South Colonie Central School District
Veeder Elementary School
25 Veeder Dr
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Colonie Central School District
Lisha Kill Middle School
68 Waterman Ave
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: South Colonie Central School District
Forest Park Elementary School
100 Forest Dr
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Colonie Central School District
Roessleville School
100 California Ave
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Colonie Central School District
Saddlewood Elementary School
100 Loralee Dr
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Colonie Central School District
Colonie Central High School
1 Raider Blvd
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: South Colonie Central School District
Christian Brothers Academy
12 Airline Dr
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy
54 Sand Creek Rd
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Our Savior'S Lutheran School
63 Mountain View Ave
Albany, NY 12205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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