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ZIP Code 12970

Primary City:Paul Smiths, NY (View All Cities)
County: Franklin County
Timezone: Eastern (4:55am)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:44.5, -74.3
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12970

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12970. 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 12970. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12970, 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:
Paul Smiths, NY

Stats and Demographics for the 12970 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12970 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 12970 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12970 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 963
Population Density 19 people per sq mi
Housing Units 296
Median Home Value $127,800
Land Area 50.28 sq mi
Water Area 3.61 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 129
Median Household Income $53,250

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 20Male Median Age: 20Female Median Age: 20

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male49624024121986161317995342
Female7812123868671581415948443
Total11171836332729151521242732181313785

Gender

 Male 622 65%
 Female 341 35%
Gender

Race

 White 908 94.3%
 Black Or African American 26 2.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 0.6%
 Asian 9 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 4 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 9 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner0312242710112
Renter129655300
Total121218293213112

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 64 50%
 Single Guardian 19 15%
 Singles 34 26%
 Singles With Roommate 12 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 94 73%
 Households with Kids 35 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male0301302130013213181154105
Female20324021131143073555845
Total233370424312751104136212150

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12970 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 12970 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 12970 real estate data, the median home value of $127,800 is slightly less 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 12970. Rentals in 12970 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12970 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 298 31%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 665 69%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 48 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 41 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 40 14%
 Households Vacant 167 56%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 8 5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 146 87%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 9 5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 12 23%
 2 Bedroom 14 26%
 3+ Bedroom 27 51%
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 $53,250 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 12970 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. 12970 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 12970 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 12970 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 240 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 532 57%
 No Earnings 169 18%
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 240 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 532 57%
 No Earnings 169 18%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 225 49%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 182 40%
 Worked at Home 52 11%
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 14 8%
 High School Graduate 105 58%
 Associate's degree 14 8%
 Bachelor's degree 31 17%
 Master's degree 15 8%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 3 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 37 93%
 Enrolled in Private School 3 8%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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