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ZIP Code 85042

Primary City:Phoenix, AZ (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: South Mountain|South Phoenix
County: Maricopa County
Timezone: America/Phoenix (8:05pm)
Coordinates:33.36, -112.03
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 85042

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 85042. 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 85042. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 85042, 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:
Phoenix, AZ

Stats and Demographics for the 85042 ZIP Code

ZIP code 85042 is located in central Arizona 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 85042 are primarily white. 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 a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 85042 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 40,962
Population Density 2,725 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,698
Median Home Value $118,600
Land Area 15.03 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,247
Median Household Income $46,962

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,8851,7471,5921,6091,6081,7201,5941,4841,3401,3111,1671,053876532363255148106
Female1,6961,6741,6271,5651,5841,6661,5721,4051,3481,3161,3571,114928575420328218179
Total3,5813,4213,2193,1743,1923,3863,1662,8892,6882,6272,5242,1671,8041,107783583366285

Gender

 Male 20,390 50%
 Female 20,572 50%
Gender

Race

 White 19,377 47.3%
 Black Or African American 7,076 17.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1,055 2.6%
 Asian 974 2.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 102 0.2%
 Other Race 10,711 26.1%
 Two Or More Races 1,667 4.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2141,3071,8012,0221,783901419111
Renter6121,4241,07277447420610522
Total8262,7312,8732,7962,2571,107524133

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,426 41%
 Single Guardian 3,722 28%
 Singles 2,963 22%
 Singles With Roommate 1,136 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,658 58%
 Households with Kids 5,589 42%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male382416369343336348337337389289325353316309306336286349332350
Female321338348358334344336310350335344351308289330294290347304315
Total703754717701670692673647739624669704624598636630576696636665

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 85042 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 85042 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1980s. Looking at 85042 real estate data, the median home value of $118,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 85042 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 85042 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 85042 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 40,485 98.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 408 1.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 69 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,993 48%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,565 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,689 32%
 Households Vacant 1,451 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 543 37%
 Rented & Unoccupied 27 2%
 For Sale Only 339 23%
 Sold & Unoccupied 35 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 115 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 392 27%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 188 4%
 1 Bedroom 867 18%
 2 Bedroom 1,692 34%
 3+ Bedroom 2,192 44%
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 $46,962 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 85042 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 85042 can expect to fall in that range. 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 12,487 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,195 21%
 No Earnings 11,425 38%
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 12,487 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,195 21%
 No Earnings 11,425 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,543 89.5%
 Public transportation 465 2.9%
 Taxicab 4 0.0%
 Motorcycle 103 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 290 1.8%
 Worked at Home 849 5.2%
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 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 3,515 28.9%
 High School Graduate 5,388 44.2%
 Associate's degree 568 4.7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,717 14.1%
 Master's degree 778 6.4%
 Professional school degree 158 1.3%
 Doctorate degree 56 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7,783 79.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 373 3.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,624 16.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 85042

ZIP Code 85042 is in the Valley of the Sun Waldorf Education Association Dba Desert School District. There are 19 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 85042.

Desert Marigold School
6210 South 28th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Valley of the Sun Waldorf Education Association Dba Desert School District
The Paideia Academy of South Phoenix
7777 South 15th Terrace
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: The Paideia Academies Inc School District
South Pointe Junior High School
217 East Olympic Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Kaizen Education Foundation Dba South Pointe Junior High School District
George Gervin Prep Academy
2801 East Southern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: George Gervin Youth Center Inc. School District
T G Barr School
2041 East Vineyard
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Roosevelt Elementary School District
C O Greenfield School
7009 South 10th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Roosevelt Elementary School District
John F Kennedy Elementary School
6825 South 10th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Roosevelt Elementary School District
Amy L. Houston Academy
7139 South 10th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Roosevelt Elementary School District
Maxine O Bush Elementary School
602 East Siesta Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Roosevelt Elementary School District
Cloves C Campbell Sr Elementary School
2624 East South Mountain Avenu
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Roosevelt Elementary School District
Nevitt Elementary School
4525 East St Anne
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tempe School District
Skyline Prep High School
7500 North 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Skyline Schools Inc. School District
Aaec - Smcc Campus
7050 South 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc School District
South Pointe High School
8325 South Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: American Charter Schools Foundation D.b.a. South Pointe High
St Catherine of Siena
6413 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Awakening Seed School
6630 S 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Arizona Cultural Academy
7810 S 42nd Pl
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Tutor Time Learning Center
3316 E Baseline Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
91st Psalm Christian School
2020 E Baseline Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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