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ZIP Code 12305

Primary City:Schenectady, NY (View All Cities)
County: Schenectady County
Timezone: Eastern (11:40am)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.81, -73.94
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12305

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12305. 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 12305. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12305, 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:
Schdy

Stats and Demographics for the 12305 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12305 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 12305 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12305 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,716
Population Density 3,836 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,100
Median Home Value $137,500
Land Area 1.49 sq mi
Water Area 0.09 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,661
Median Household Income $28,156

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male117575416059634826522027931227020913512453272917
Female9857511205112201381441431661881661409869554238
Total2151141052801,107568403364422478458375275222122827155

Gender

 Male 3,272 57%
 Female 2,444 43%
Gender

Race

 White 3,974 69.5%
 Black Or African American 1,253 21.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 27 0.5%
 Asian 124 2.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
 Other Race 153 2.7%
 Two Or More Races 182 3.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner825538068623717
Renter3135053234563991958634
Total32153037653646725712351

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 248 9%
 Single Guardian 294 11%
 Singles 1,739 65%
 Singles With Roommate 380 14%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,402 90%
 Households with Kids 259 10%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male14182622181011108111014118618162397123
Female2019141020101161012981481313132358112
Total343740323820221618231922251619312946155235

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12305 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 12305 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 12305 real estate data, the median home value of $137,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 12305 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 12305 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12305 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,207 74%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 292 5%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 440 8%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 777 14%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 216 7%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 134 4%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,311 75%
 Households Vacant 439 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 231 52.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 2.5%
 For Sale Only 17 3.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 17 3.9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 162 36.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 287 16%
 1 Bedroom 829 47%
 2 Bedroom 448 25%
 3+ Bedroom 211 12%
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 $28,156 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 12305 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 12305 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 12305 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 12305 can expect to fall in that range. 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 1,625 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,405 29%
 No Earnings 1,761 37%
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 1,625 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,405 29%
 No Earnings 1,761 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,575 67.6%
 Public transportation 288 12.4%
 Taxicab 12 0.5%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 367 15.8%
 Worked at Home 87 3.7%
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 331 15.3%
 High School Graduate 1,073 49.7%
 Associate's degree 270 12.5%
 Bachelor's degree 276 12.8%
 Master's degree 59 2.7%
 Professional school degree 16 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 134 6.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 370 78.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 21 4.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 81 17.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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