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ZIP Code 12856

Primary City:North River, NY (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
Neighborhood: Johnsburg
County: Warren County
Timezone: Eastern (3:55am)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:43.74, -74.06
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12856

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12856. 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 12856. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12856, 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:
North River, NY

Stats and Demographics for the 12856 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12856 is located in northeast 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 12856 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12856 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 187
Population Density 3 people per sq mi
Housing Units 261
Median Home Value $283,000
Land Area 63.59 sq mi
Water Area 1.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 89
Median Household Income $46,484

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 52Male Median Age: 54Female Median Age: 50

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


 Male 91 49%
 Female 96 51%


 White 187 100%
 Black Or African American 0 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 0 0%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 45 51%
 Single Guardian 8 9%
 Singles 31 35%
 Singles With Roommate 5 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 74 83%
 Households with Kids 15 17%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12856 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 12856 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 12856 real estate data, the median home value of $283,000 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 12856.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 187 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 34 13%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 43 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 12 5%
 Households Vacant 172 66%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 3 1.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 1 0.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 164 95.3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 3 1.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $46,484 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 12856 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. A higher percentage of people in 12856 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. In 12856 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. 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 13 18%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 18 25%
 No Earnings 42 58%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 13 18%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 18 25%
 No Earnings 42 58%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 19 76%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 6 24%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 12856 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 0 0%
 High School Graduate 27 82%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 0 0%
 Master's degree 6 18%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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