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ZIP Code 85205

Primary City:Mesa, AZ (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Alta Mesa
County: Maricopa County
Timezone: America/Phoenix (7:28am)
Area code: 480 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.43, -111.72
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 85205

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 85205. 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 85205. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 85205, 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:
Mesa, AZ

Stats and Demographics for the 85205 ZIP Code

ZIP code 85205 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 large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 85205 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 85205 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 39,858
Population Density 4,073 people per sq mi
Housing Units 22,676
Median Home Value $124,800
Land Area 9.79 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 17,271
Median Household Income $44,469

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 48Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 50

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0011,0641,1931,2841,0119958639369621,1861,2471,2201,2981,2781,115882672556
Female1,0179981,1601,2139629769379211,0451,3721,4541,5001,6981,5941,3231,036940949
Total2,0182,0622,3532,4971,9731,9711,8001,8572,0072,5582,7012,7202,9962,8722,4381,9181,6121,505

Gender

 Male 18,763 47%
 Female 21,095 53%
Gender

Race

 White 34,763 87.2%
 Black Or African American 953 2.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 434 1.1%
 Asian 537 1.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 86 0.2%
 Other Race 1,978 5.0%
 Two Or More Races 1,107 2.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1017751,2562,1372,5472,6351,907752
Renter297882777796853743488325
Total3981,6572,0332,9333,4003,3782,3951,077

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 8,152 47%
 Single Guardian 2,515 15%
 Singles 5,597 32%
 Singles With Roommate 1,007 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 13,259 77%
 Households with Kids 4,012 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male212193217180224206184222228215262228235253262250269272231196
Female190213214199221192193184208223234224244235243244279245202196
Total402406431379445398377406436438496452479488505494548517433392

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 85205 has a slightly higher than average 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 85205 were primarily built in the 1980s. Looking at 85205 real estate data, the median home value of $124,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 85205 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 85205 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 85205 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 39,514 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 3 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 9 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 231 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 101 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,760 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 4,350 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,161 23%
 Households Vacant 5,405 24%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 681 13%
 Rented & Unoccupied 50 1%
 For Sale Only 417 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 98 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 3,803 70%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 356 7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 96 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,636 28%
 2 Bedroom 2,404 41%
 3+ Bedroom 1,665 29%
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 $44,469 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 85205 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 85205 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 10,856 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,774 25%
 No Earnings 15,957 45%
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 10,856 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,774 25%
 No Earnings 15,957 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,740 91.4%
 Public transportation 159 1.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 55 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 369 2.3%
 Worked at Home 809 5.0%
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. 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 1,634 11%
 High School Graduate 7,515 52%
 Associate's degree 1,280 9%
 Bachelor's degree 2,529 17%
 Master's degree 982 7%
 Professional school degree 356 2%
 Doctorate degree 159 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,013 83.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 401 5.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 802 11.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 85205

ZIP Code 85205 is in the Cafa Inc. Dba Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Alta School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 85205.

Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Alta Mesa
5761 East Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Cafa Inc. Dba Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Alta School District
Self Development Charter School
1709 North Greenfield
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Self Development Charter School District
Entz Elementary School
4132 East Adobe
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa Unified School District
Bush Elementary
4925 East Ingram
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa Unified School District
O'Connor Elementary School
4840 East Adobe Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa Unified School District
Mendoza Elementary School
5831 East McLellan Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mesa Unified School District
Sonoran Desert School
4448 East Main St
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Sonoran Desert School District
Fremont Junior High School
1001 North Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Mesa Unified School District
Shepherd Junior High School
1407 North Alta Mesa Dr
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Mesa Unified School District
Evit - Fremont Junior High School
1001 North Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: East Valley Institute of Technology School District
Faith Christian School
4801 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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