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ZIP Code 12306

Primary City:Schenectady, NY (View All Cities)
County: Schenectady County
Timezone: Eastern (6:39am)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.80, -74.04
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12306

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12306. 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 12306. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12306, 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
Acceptable:
Rotterdam
Unacceptable:
Bellevue, Lower Rotterdam, Rotterdam Square Branch, Schdy

Stats and Demographics for the 12306 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12306 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 12306 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 less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12306 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 25,636
Population Density 595 people per sq mi
Housing Units 11,533
Median Home Value $163,500
Land Area 43.09 sq mi
Water Area 0.67 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 10,744
Median Household Income $58,869

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male7067348498147087897767718891,0271,074876711519367341304207
Female6207617497997368018347959521,0521,102873763612491435410389
Total1,3261,4951,5981,6131,4441,5901,6101,5661,8412,0792,1761,7491,4741,131858776714596

Gender

 Male 12,462 49%
 Female 13,174 51%
Gender

Race

 White 23,503 91.7%
 Black Or African American 786 3.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 69 0.3%
 Asian 304 1.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 21 0.1%
 Other Race 381 1.5%
 Two Or More Races 572 2.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner487951,3021,8591,5431,046893383
Renter23369555956538422114177
Total2811,4901,8612,4241,9271,2671,034460

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,016 47%
 Single Guardian 1,955 18%
 Singles 3,024 28%
 Singles With Roommate 749 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 7,601 71%
 Households with Kids 3,143 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male135140152134142167158119148172178154179166169172189145139120
Female119123123136135143154161168165128141152163172177195135120127
Total254263275270277310312280316337306295331329341349384280259247

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12306 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 12306 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 12306 real estate data, the median home value of $163,500 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 12306 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 12306 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12306 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 25,599 99.9%
 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 37 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,351 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,518 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,875 25%
 Households Vacant 789 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 275 35%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 1%
 For Sale Only 142 18%
 Sold & Unoccupied 35 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 57 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 271 34%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 76 3%
 1 Bedroom 704 30%
 2 Bedroom 969 41%
 3+ Bedroom 624 26%
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 $58,869 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 12306 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. 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 12306 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 9,782 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,315 25%
 No Earnings 6,134 29%
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 9,782 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,315 25%
 No Earnings 6,134 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 12,830 95.0%
 Public transportation 150 1.1%
 Taxicab 18 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 176 1.3%
 Worked at Home 327 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 863 10%
 High School Graduate 4,715 56%
 Associate's degree 1,077 13%
 Bachelor's degree 1,216 14%
 Master's degree 409 5%
 Professional school degree 88 1%
 Doctorate degree 69 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,718 83.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 260 5.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 455 10.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 12306

ZIP Code 12306 is in the Schalmont Central School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 12306.

Jefferson Elementary School
100 Princetown Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schalmont Central School District
Schalmont Middle School
2 Sabre Dr
Schenectady, NY 12306
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Schalmont Central School District
Van Corlaer School
2310 Guilderland Ave
Schenectady, NY 12306
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
Fulton Early Childhood Center
408 Eleanor St
Schenectady, NY 12306
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
Schalmont High School
1 Sabre Dr
Schenectady, NY 12306
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Schalmont Central School District

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