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ZIP Code 12304

Primary City:Schenectady, NY (View All Cities)
County: Schenectady County
Timezone: Eastern (3:39pm)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.78, -73.90
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12304

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12304. 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 12304. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12304, 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:
Schenectady, NY
Unacceptable:
Brandywine, Schdy

Stats and Demographics for the 12304 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12304 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 12304 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 small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12304 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,482
Population Density 3,154 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,295
Median Home Value $133,900
Land Area 6.81 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,627
Median Household Income $43,743

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male 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
Male695713727817648713627612628837805644504333230180194229
Female698636675738702817715612759871828687642416325317349559
Total1,3931,3491,4021,5551,3501,5301,3421,2241,3871,7081,6331,3311,146749555497543788

Gender

 Male 10,136 47%
 Female 11,346 53%
Gender

Race

 White 14,105 65.7%
 Black Or African American 3,556 16.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 151 0.7%
 Asian 778 3.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 27 0.1%
 Other Race 1,359 6.3%
 Two Or More Races 1,506 7.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner685637781,2441,079606464202
Renter296789654690482249222241
Total3641,3521,4321,9341,561855686443

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,237 38%
 Single Guardian 2,038 24%
 Singles 2,720 32%
 Singles With Roommate 632 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,907 68%
 Households with Kids 2,720 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male134150146119127154152124156165135141139147184171168158136138
Female140135142135143120122132119126157144110138151168149141129127
Total274285288254270274274256275291292285249285335339317299265265

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12304 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 12304 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 12304 real estate data, the median home value of $133,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 12304 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 12304 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12304 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,904 97.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 69 0.3%
 Nursing Facilities 375 1.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 134 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,527 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,477 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,623 39%
 Households Vacant 668 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 221 33%
 Rented & Unoccupied 23 3%
 For Sale Only 98 15%
 Sold & Unoccupied 25 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 24 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 277 41%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 140 4%
 1 Bedroom 811 24%
 2 Bedroom 1,114 34%
 3+ Bedroom 1,253 38%
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 $43,743 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 12304 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 12304 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. Most commuters in 12304 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 6,954 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,946 23%
 No Earnings 6,054 36%
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 6,954 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,946 23%
 No Earnings 6,054 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,152 83.6%
 Public transportation 890 9.1%
 Taxicab 110 1.1%
 Motorcycle 35 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 377 3.9%
 Worked at Home 192 2.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 1,004 15.2%
 High School Graduate 3,855 58.2%
 Associate's degree 477 7.2%
 Bachelor's degree 830 12.5%
 Master's degree 378 5.7%
 Professional school degree 32 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 49 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,451 80.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 350 8.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 472 11.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 12304

ZIP Code 12304 is in the Schenectady City School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 12304.

Lincoln School
2 Robinson St
Schenectady, NY 12304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
Paige School
104 Elliott Ave
Schenectady, NY 12304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
Woodlawn School
3311 Wells Ave
Schenectady, NY 12304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
William C Keane Elementary School
1252 Albany Ave
Schenectady, NY 12304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
Central Park International Magnet School
421 Elm St
Schenectady, NY 12304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School
2600 Albany St
Schenectady, NY 12304
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Brown School
150 Corlaer Ave
Schenectady, NY 12304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Northeast Parent & Child Society
1821 Hamburg St
Schenectady, NY 12304
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Annur Islamic School
2195 Central Ave
Schenectady, NY 12304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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