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ZIP Code 12308

Primary City:Schenectady, NY (View All Cities)
County: Schenectady County
Timezone: Eastern (11:18am)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.82, -73.92
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12308

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12308. 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 12308. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12308, 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 12308 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12308 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 large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 12308 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 small number of families and an extremely large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12308 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 15,335
Population Density 6,820 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,588
Median Home Value $133,200
Land Area 2.25 sq mi
Water Area 0.06 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,862
Median Household Income $40,598

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male5944624928069165484884414114424423583081791231149488
Female558519410807959664556511429506484397339207153177149204
Total1,1529819021,6131,8751,2121,044952840948926755647386276291243292

Gender

 Male 7,306 48%
 Female 8,029 52%
Gender

Race

 White 10,194 66.5%
 Black Or African American 2,574 16.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 68 0.4%
 Asian 614 4.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 922 6.0%
 Two Or More Races 956 6.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner43284403555510286249135
Renter396945646637385157127104
Total4391,2291,0491,192895443376239

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,811 31%
 Single Guardian 1,485 25%
 Singles 1,972 34%
 Singles With Roommate 594 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,958 68%
 Households with Kids 1,904 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1031241071249895788510610610310391899694106226284277
Female109119881051041101017812683849779679610179220311286
Total212243195229202205179163232189187200170156192195185446595563

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12308 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 12308 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 12308 real estate data, the median home value of $133,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 12308 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 12308 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12308 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,925 90.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 10 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,340 8.7%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 60 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,744 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 721 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,397 52%
 Households Vacant 726 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 295 41%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 1%
 For Sale Only 89 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 14 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 21 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 299 41%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 51 2%
 1 Bedroom 796 28%
 2 Bedroom 1,199 42%
 3+ Bedroom 811 28%
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 $40,598 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 12308 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 12308 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 12308 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 12308 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 4,301 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,406 29%
 No Earnings 3,950 34%
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 4,301 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,406 29%
 No Earnings 3,950 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,050 80.3%
 Public transportation 364 5.8%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 10 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 678 10.8%
 Worked at Home 189 3.0%
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 489 13%
 High School Graduate 1,789 46%
 Associate's degree 459 12%
 Bachelor's degree 649 17%
 Master's degree 349 9%
 Professional school degree 66 2%
 Doctorate degree 96 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,901 79.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 262 10.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 241 10.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 12308

ZIP Code 12308 is in the Schenectady City School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 12308.

Oneida Middle School
1629 Oneida St
Schenectady, NY 12308
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Schenectady City School District
Elmer Avenue School
90 Elmer Ave
Schenectady, NY 12308
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
Jessie T Zoller School
1880 Lancaster St
Schenectady, NY 12308
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
Yates School
725 Salina St
Schenectady, NY 12308
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
Schenectady High School
1445 the Plaza
Schenectady, NY 12308
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Schenectady City School District
St John the Evangelist
806 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12308
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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