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ZIP Code 35242

Primary City:Birmingham, AL (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Birmingham
County: Jefferson County
Timezone: Central (6:41am)
Area code: 205 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.4, -86.7
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 35242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 35242. 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 35242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 35242, 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:
Birmingham, AL
Acceptable:
Meadowbrook, Shoal Creek, Vestavia, Vestavia Hills, Vestavia Hls

Stats and Demographics for the 35242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 35242 is located in north Alabama 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 35242 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 extremely 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 35242 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 49,545
Population Density 935 people per sq mi
Housing Units 21,879
Median Home Value $325,200
Land Area 52.96 sq mi
Water Area 2.73 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 19,942
Median Household Income $83,616

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,4231,8872,0561,6711,3141,5941,3771,7351,7772,0651,9741,6621,369967567394281160
Female1,3931,7221,9251,4891,3381,7141,5341,8471,9742,3142,1561,8081,415950613499332249
Total2,8163,6093,9813,1602,6523,3082,9113,5823,7514,3794,1303,4702,7841,9171,180893613409

Gender

 Male 24,273 49%
 Female 25,272 51%
Gender

Race

 White 42,306 85.4%
 Black Or African American 3,963 8.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 95 0.2%
 Asian 1,750 3.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 17 0.0%
 Other Race 790 1.6%
 Two Or More Races 624 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner741,1562,8133,9343,1891,720822146
Renter8802,1901,19392251115914192
Total9543,3464,0064,8563,7001,879963238

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 11,644 58%
 Single Guardian 1,987 10%
 Singles 5,325 27%
 Singles With Roommate 986 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 13,040 65%
 Households with Kids 6,902 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male280260325327349368368407395419408415396418387407406327144205
Female248291293281337347331357350388372408365392350369346272152203
Total528551618608686715699764745807780823761810737776752599296408

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 35242 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 35242 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 2000s. Looking at 35242 real estate data, the median home value of $325,200 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 35242. Rentals in 35242 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 35242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 49,428 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 43 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 46 0.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 28 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 11,134 51%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,720 12%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,088 28%
 Households Vacant 1,937 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,169 60%
 Rented & Unoccupied 54 3%
 For Sale Only 400 21%
 Sold & Unoccupied 68 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 121 6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 125 6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 167 3%
 1 Bedroom 2,366 38%
 2 Bedroom 2,240 36%
 3+ Bedroom 1,473 24%
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 $83,616 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 35242 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 35242 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 18,510 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,425 24%
 No Earnings 10,943 28%
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 18,510 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,425 24%
 No Earnings 10,943 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 23,046 92.0%
 Public transportation 74 0.3%
 Taxicab 25 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 232 0.9%
 Worked at Home 1,665 6.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 35242 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 657 4%
 High School Graduate 4,327 27%
 Associate's degree 783 5%
 Bachelor's degree 6,296 39%
 Master's degree 2,364 15%
 Professional school degree 1,143 7%
 Doctorate degree 427 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7,945 70.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 2,827 24.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 581 5.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 35242

ZIP Code 35242 is in the Hoover City School District. There are 26 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 35242.

Berry Middle School
4500 Jaguar Dr
Hoover, AL 35242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Hoover City School District
Lakeview Day School Prog
150 Glenwood Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Glenwood Mental Health Service School District
Allen Cott
150 Glenwood Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Glenwood Mental Health Service School District
Daniel House
150 Glenwood Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Glenwood Mental Health Service School District
Glenwood Wilderness
150 Glenwood Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Glenwood Mental Health Service School District
Allan Cott School
150 Glenwood Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Jefferson County School District
Oak Mt Middle School
5650 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Shelby County School District
Greystone Elementary School
300 Village St
Hoover, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hoover City School District
Oak Mt Intermediate School
5486 Caldwell Mill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Shelby County School District
Inverness Elementary School
5251 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shelby County School District
Oak Mt Elementary School
5640 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shelby County School District
Mt Laurel Elementary School
1 Jefferson Place
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shelby County School District
Liberty Pk Elementary
17051 Liberty Parkway
Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Vestavia Hills City School District
Liberty Pk Middle School
17035 Liberty Parkway
Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Vestavia Hills City School District
Spain Park High School
4700 Jaguar Dr
Hoover, AL 35242
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Hoover City School District
Oak Mt High School
5476 Caldwell Mill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Shelby County School District
Our Lady of the Valley School
5510 Double Oak Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Briarwood Christian High School
6522 Caltaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Briarwood Christian School
6255 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Joseph S Bruno Montessori Academy
5509 Timber Hill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Hilltop Montessori School
6 Abbott Sq
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Lakeview School
150 Glenwood Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Gods House Kindergarten
4660 Caldwell Mill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Westminster School at Oak Mountain
5080 Cahaba Valley Trce
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Allan Cott School
150 Glenwood Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Primrose School at Meadowbrook
4855 Meadow Brook Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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