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ZIP Code 16242

Primary City:New Bethlehem, PA (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (6:37am)
Coordinates:41.0, -79.3
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 16242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 16242. 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 16242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 16242, 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:
New Bethlehem, PA
Acceptable:
Climax

Stats and Demographics for the 16242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 16242 is located in west Pennsylvania 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 16242 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 16242 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,693
Population Density 52 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,217
Median Home Value $83,400
Land Area 90.49 sq mi
Water Area 1.26 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,950
Median Household Income $40,385

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male14212414714311912512213713017920015915112686585350
Female136149157161121137121147114183172167146145107979191
Total278273304304240262243284244362372326297271193155144141

Gender

 Male 2,251 48%
 Female 2,442 52%
Gender

Race

 White 4,637 98.8%
 Black Or African American 8 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.1%
 Asian 11 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 31 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1313018933628923315763
Renter3697857376646049
Total49227274409365297217112

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,105 57%
 Single Guardian 223 11%
 Singles 549 28%
 Singles With Roommate 73 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,379 71%
 Households with Kids 571 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2638272323223020293433252530343031232521
Female3228262831314023242928363133374033321922
Total5866535154537043536361615663717064554443

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 16242 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 16242 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 16242 real estate data, the median home value of $83,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 16242 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 16242 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 16242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,693 100%
 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 658 30%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 752 34%
 Renter Occupied Households 540 24%
 Households Vacant 267 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 35 13.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.4%
 For Sale Only 22 8.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 2.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 86 32.2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 117 43.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 28 5%
 1 Bedroom 154 29%
 2 Bedroom 155 29%
 3+ Bedroom 198 37%
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 $40,385 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 16242 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 16242 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 1,408 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 779 21%
 No Earnings 1,538 41%
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 1,408 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 779 21%
 No Earnings 1,538 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,822 94.3%
 Public transportation 11 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 44 2.3%
 Worked at Home 55 2.8%
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. 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 210 13.5%
 High School Graduate 1,077 69.0%
 Associate's degree 84 5.4%
 Bachelor's degree 108 6.9%
 Master's degree 57 3.7%
 Professional school degree 10 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 15 1.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 722 82.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 72 8.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 84 9.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 16242

ZIP Code 16242 is in the Redbank Valley School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 16242.

Redbank Valley Primary School
600 Vine St
New Bethlehem, PA 16242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Redbank Valley School District
Redbank Valley High School
910 Broad St
New Bethlehem, PA 16242
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Redbank Valley School District
New Bethlehem Mennonite School
Packing Rd (off of S Reidsburg Rd)
New Bethlehem, PA 16242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
New Bethlehem Wesleyan Methodist School
140 Calhoun School Rd
New Bethlehem, PA 16242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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