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ZIP Code 12508

Primary City:Beacon, NY (View All Cities)
County: Dutchess County
Timezone: Eastern (5:18pm)
Coordinates:41.49, -73.94
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12508

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12508. 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 12508. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12508, 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:
Beacon, NY

Stats and Demographics for the 12508 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12508 is located in southeast 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 12508 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 adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12508 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 19,880
Population Density 1,365 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,703
Median Home Value $247,500
Land Area 14.56 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,218
Median Household Income $62,792

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male544503521638678799813795889960911729497361243203135129
Female532527560564503640686648705819781588485400300251236307
Total1,0761,0301,0811,2021,1811,4391,4991,4431,5941,7791,6921,317982761543454371436

Gender

 Male 10,348 52%
 Female 9,532 48%
Gender

Race

 White 13,300 66.9%
 Black Or African American 4,030 20.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 70 0.4%
 Asian 543 2.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 1,124 5.7%
 Two Or More Races 810 4.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner223277131,094843529325127
Renter15179465666246026318369
Total1731,1211,3691,7561,303792508196

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,955 41%
 Single Guardian 1,390 19%
 Singles 2,316 32%
 Singles With Roommate 557 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,014 69%
 Households with Kids 2,204 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male117111107110119999791979810810910997124114137126137147
Female10510110910910887118106108102107116111124106116129111102100
Total222212216219227186215197205200215225220221230230266237239247

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12508 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 12508 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 12508 real estate data, the median home value of $247,500 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 12508 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 12508 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12508 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,368 87%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,908 10%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 317 2%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 287 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,927 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,053 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,238 42%
 Households Vacant 485 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 233 48.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 0.8%
 For Sale Only 72 14.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 4.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 57 11.8%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 96 19.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 224 6%
 1 Bedroom 1,021 29%
 2 Bedroom 1,504 42%
 3+ Bedroom 790 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 $62,792 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 12508 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 12508 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. However, that is not the case in 12508. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,631 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,202 25%
 No Earnings 5,962 35%
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 6,631 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,202 25%
 No Earnings 5,962 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,291 83%
 Public transportation 837 10%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 292 3%
 Worked at Home 329 4%
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 856 11.3%
 High School Graduate 4,539 60.2%
 Associate's degree 476 6.3%
 Bachelor's degree 940 12.5%
 Master's degree 588 7.8%
 Professional school degree 111 1.5%
 Doctorate degree 35 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,690 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 326 10%
 Not Enrolled in School 272 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 12508

ZIP Code 12508 is in the Beacon City School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 12508.

J V Forrestal Elementary School
125 Liberty St
Beacon, NY 12508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Beacon City School District
Rombout Middle School
84 Matteawan Rd
Beacon, NY 12508
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Beacon City School District
Sargent School
29 Education Dr
Beacon, NY 12508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Beacon City School District
South Avenue School
60 South Ave
Beacon, NY 12508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Beacon City School District
Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Rd
Beacon, NY 12508
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Beacon City School District
Oasis Christian School
7 Delavan Ave
Beacon, NY 12508
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Alpha & Omega School
333 Fishkill Ave
Beacon, NY 12508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
New Covenant Learning Center
95 Catherine St
Beacon, NY 12508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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