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ZIP Code 85281

Primary City:Tempe, AZ (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: North Tempe
County: Maricopa County
Timezone: America/Phoenix (8:21pm)
Area code: 480 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.44, -111.93
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 85281

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 85281. 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 85281. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 85281, 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:
Tempe, AZ

Stats and Demographics for the 85281 ZIP Code

ZIP code 85281 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 85281 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 85281 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 57,348
Population Density 4,296 people per sq mi
Housing Units 26,011
Median Home Value $163,700
Land Area 13.35 sq mi
Water Area 0.13 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 22,071
Median Household Income $30,582

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 24Male Median Age: 24Female Median Age: 23

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,2111,0148764,8418,9424,3322,4291,6421,2921,1331,07483161435024518213373
Female1,1959338314,8137,2922,9361,5521,139941961940692547441305253209154
Total2,4061,9471,7079,65416,2347,2683,9812,7812,2332,0942,0141,5231,161791550435342227

Gender

 Male 31,214 54%
 Female 26,134 46%
Gender

Race

 White 39,671 69.2%
 Black Or African American 3,148 5.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1,739 3.0%
 Asian 3,987 7.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 170 0.3%
 Other Race 6,243 10.9%
 Two Or More Races 2,390 4.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner4681,065842996967603423139
Renter6,3705,1992,2281,57179226811624
Total6,8386,2643,0702,5671,759871539163

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,946 18%
 Single Guardian 3,426 16%
 Singles 8,275 37%
 Singles With Roommate 6,424 29%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 18,314 83%
 Households with Kids 3,757 17%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2472442192291892032171912141751821681841671811882261,3462,9002,397
Female2492312362332111971711921621631701791621571791801801,5842,6902,258
Total4964754554624004003883833763383523473463243603684062,9305,5904,655

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 85281 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 85281 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 85281 real estate data, the median home value of $163,700 is slightly higher than average 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 85281. Rentals in 85281 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 85281 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 47,902 83.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 9,238 16.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 208 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,909 15%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,594 6%
 Renter Occupied Households 16,568 64%
 Households Vacant 3,940 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2,745 70%
 Rented & Unoccupied 77 2%
 For Sale Only 323 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 48 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 201 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 546 14%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 1,482 10%
 1 Bedroom 4,617 30%
 2 Bedroom 6,271 40%
 3+ Bedroom 3,205 21%
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 $30,582 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 85281 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. Residents in ZIP code 85281 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 85281 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 85281 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 14,605 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 20,961 42%
 No Earnings 14,008 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 14,605 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 20,961 42%
 No Earnings 14,008 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 19,488 69.9%
 Public transportation 2,063 7.4%
 Taxicab 13 0.0%
 Motorcycle 158 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 4,468 16.0%
 Worked at Home 1,701 6.1%
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 2,161 16%
 High School Graduate 5,219 38%
 Associate's degree 873 6%
 Bachelor's degree 3,853 28%
 Master's degree 1,258 9%
 Professional school degree 149 1%
 Doctorate degree 325 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,906 76.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 491 9.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 705 13.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 85281

ZIP Code 85281 is in the New School for the Arts Middle School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 85281.

New School for the Arts Middle School
1216 East Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: New School for the Arts Middle School District
Children First Academy - Tempe
1938 East Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Edkey Inc. - Sequoia Ranch School District
Gililland Middle School
1025 South Beck Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Tempe School District
Holdeman Elementary School
1326 West 18th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tempe School District
Laird Elementary School
1500 North Scovel St
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tempe School District
Scales Technology Academy
1115 West 5th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tempe School District
Flora Thew Elementary School
2130 East Howe Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tempe School District
New School for the Arts
1216 East Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: New School for the Arts School District
Student Choice High School
1833 North Scottsdale Rd
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Gar Llc Dba Student Choice High School District
Tempe High School
1730 South Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tempe Union High School District
Evit - Tempe Auto
1730 South Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: East Valley Institute of Technology School District
Evit - Tempe High School
1730 South Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: East Valley Institute of Technology School District
The Aces-Tempe
1515 S Indian Bend Rd
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Phoenix Metro Islamic School
125 E 6th St Ste 7
Tempe, AZ 85281
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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