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ZIP Code 12870

Primary City:Schroon Lake, NY (View All Cities)
County: Essex County
Timezone: Eastern (5:07pm)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:43.9, -73.7
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12870

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12870. 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 12870. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12870, 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:
Schroon Lake, NY
Unacceptable:
Blue Ridge

Stats and Demographics for the 12870 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12870 is located in northeast New York and covers a slightly higher 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 12870 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults 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 12870 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,509
Population Density 14 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,765
Median Home Value $196,900
Land Area 106.90 sq mi
Water Area 7.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 681
Median Household Income $53,616

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 48Male Median Age: 47Female Median Age: 49

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male352738643027253362437161604736341910
Female383447353127353546725768575353412731
Total736185996154606810811512812911710089754641

Gender

 Male 722 48%
 Female 787 52%
Gender

Race

 White 1,451 96.2%
 Black Or African American 5 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 8 0.5%
 Asian 7 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 12 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 26 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner223661031271046617
Renter1631282225162015
Total1854941251521208632

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 347 51%
 Single Guardian 68 10%
 Singles 220 32%
 Singles With Roommate 46 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 524 77%
 Households with Kids 157 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male71174538567777101716121452
Female11859142288699121151051059
Total181912131951013141316161921222617241011

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12870 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 12870 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1960s. Looking at 12870 real estate data, the median home value of $196,900 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 12870. Rentals in 12870 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12870 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,505 99.7%
 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 4 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 240 14%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 268 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 173 10%
 Households Vacant 1,084 61%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 37 3.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.1%
 For Sale Only 30 2.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 994 91.7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 21 1.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 16 16%
 1 Bedroom 20 19%
 2 Bedroom 23 22%
 3+ Bedroom 44 43%
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 $53,616 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 12870 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. A higher percentage of people in 12870 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 12870 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 351 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 336 27%
 No Earnings 558 45%
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 351 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 336 27%
 No Earnings 558 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 497 80%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 23 4%
 Worked at Home 105 17%
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 32 5.7%
 High School Graduate 352 62.7%
 Associate's degree 49 8.7%
 Bachelor's degree 97 17.3%
 Master's degree 22 3.9%
 Professional school degree 6 1.1%
 Doctorate degree 3 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 139 73%
 Enrolled in Private School 52 27%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 12870

ZIP Code 12870 is in the Schroon Lake Central School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 12870.

Schroon Lake Central School
1125 Usroute 9
Schroon Lake, NY 12870
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Schroon Lake Central School District
Mountainside Christian Academy
165 Us Route 9
Schroon Lake, NY 12870
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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