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ZIP Code 48342

Primary City:Pontiac, MI (View All Cities)
County: Oakland County
Timezone: Eastern (12:52am)
Area code: 248 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.64, -83.28
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 48342

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 48342. 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 48342. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 48342, 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:
Pontiac, MI

Stats and Demographics for the 48342 ZIP Code

ZIP code 48342 is located in southeast Michigan and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 48342 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 48342 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 18,407
Population Density 3,210 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,407
Median Home Value $56,700
Land Area 5.73 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,681
Median Household Income $20,830

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 33

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male7847027297726915315336056796596935673892941841238642
Female77170965979676856358663465062763253645932225316413085
Total1,5551,4111,3881,5681,4591,0941,1191,2391,3291,2861,3251,103848616437287216127

Gender

 Male 9,063 49%
 Female 9,344 51%
Gender

Race

 White 4,332 23.5%
 Black Or African American 11,819 64.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 101 0.5%
 Asian 444 2.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 895 4.9%
 Two Or More Races 815 4.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner4121250160766354829871
Renter43078981079457720310730
Total4711,0011,3111,4011,240751405101

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,443 22%
 Single Guardian 2,604 39%
 Singles 2,208 33%
 Singles With Roommate 426 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,211 63%
 Households with Kids 2,470 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male139164163147160126113148155148140145147149140146146171169176
Female168160147146139152133153132134139124135127138158161186153174
Total307324310293299278246301287282279269282276278304307357322350

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 48342 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 48342 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 48342 real estate data, the median home value of $56,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 48342 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 48342 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 48342 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,604 95.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 13 0.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 1 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 5 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 784 4.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,999 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 942 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,740 44%
 Households Vacant 1,726 21%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 786 45.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 22 1.3%
 For Sale Only 165 9.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 60 3.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 10 0.6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 683 39.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 466 12%
 1 Bedroom 778 20%
 2 Bedroom 1,554 40%
 3+ Bedroom 1,087 28%
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 $20,830 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 48342 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. More commuters in 48342 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 2,968 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,874 29%
 No Earnings 6,598 49%
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 2,968 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,874 29%
 No Earnings 6,598 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,924 90%
 Public transportation 124 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 306 6%
 Worked at Home 114 2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,426 28.8%
 High School Graduate 3,065 61.8%
 Associate's degree 183 3.7%
 Bachelor's degree 166 3.3%
 Master's degree 108 2.2%
 Professional school degree 11 0.2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,365 87%
 Enrolled in Private School 161 4%
 Not Enrolled in School 337 9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 48342

ZIP Code 48342 is in the Pontiac Academy for Excellence. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 48342.

Pontiac Academy for Excellence - Middle School
196 Cesar East Chavez Ave
Pontiac, MI 48342
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Pontiac Academy for Excellence
Pontiac Academy for Excellence - Elementary
196 Cesar East Chavez Ave
Pontiac, MI 48342
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pontiac Academy for Excellence
Great Lakes Academy
46312 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48342
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Great Lakes Academy
Arts and Technology Academy of Pontiac
48980 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48342
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Arts and Technology Academy of Pontiac
Whitmer Resource Center
60 Parkhurst St
Pontiac, MI 48342
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pontiac City School District
Herrington School
541 Bay St
Pontiac, MI 48342
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pontiac City School District
Whitman Elementary School
125 West Montcalm St
Pontiac, MI 48342
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pontiac City School District
Pontiac Academy for Excellence - High School
196 Cesar East Chavez Ave
Pontiac, MI 48342
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Pontiac Academy for Excellence
Life Skills Center of Pontiac
142 Auburn Ave
Pontiac, MI 48342
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Life Skills Center of Pontiac School District

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