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ZIP Code 90242

Primary City:Downey, CA (View All Cities)
County: Los Angeles County
Timezone: Pacific (7:53pm)
Area code: 562 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.92, -118.14
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 90242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 90242. 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 90242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 90242, 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:
Downey, CA

Stats and Demographics for the 90242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 90242 is located in south California and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 90242 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 single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 90242 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 43,497
Population Density 9,559 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,294
Median Home Value $374,700
Land Area 4.55 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,687
Median Household Income $58,217

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 33

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,6961,6161,8161,8991,6651,7551,5921,5891,5331,3681,2171,062794548359275228195
Female1,5771,5701,6991,8221,7611,7341,7151,7381,5521,4771,3581,101920699486378321382
Total3,2733,1863,5153,7213,4263,4893,3073,3273,0852,8452,5752,1631,7141,247845653549577

Gender

 Male 21,207 49%
 Female 22,290 51%
Gender

Race

 White 23,624 54.3%
 Black Or African American 2,313 5.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 335 0.8%
 Asian 2,744 6.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 95 0.2%
 Other Race 12,516 28.8%
 Two Or More Races 1,870 4.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner385151,3121,5151,221735477210
Renter3621,7931,7441,341816319176113
Total4002,3083,0562,8562,0371,054653323

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,474 51%
 Single Guardian 3,556 28%
 Singles 1,970 16%
 Singles With Roommate 687 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,502 51%
 Households with Kids 6,185 49%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male352357335293322279343342330377327366356390375380382384378356
Female309332313311333321302301313328334334338365372366389368327381
Total661689648604655600645643643705661700694755747746771752705737

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 90242 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 90242 were primarily built in the 1950s. Looking at 90242 real estate data, the median home value of $374,700 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 90242. Rentals in 90242 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 90242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 43,313 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 140 0.3%
 Other Institutional 5 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 39 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,930 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,093 8%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,664 50%
 Households Vacant 607 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 327 54%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 3%
 For Sale Only 84 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 23 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 26 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 129 21%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 215 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,884 30%
 2 Bedroom 3,212 51%
 3+ Bedroom 948 15%
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 $58,217 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 90242 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 90242 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 13,596 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,401 23%
 No Earnings 11,663 36%
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 13,596 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,401 23%
 No Earnings 11,663 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 17,495 91.6%
 Public transportation 737 3.9%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 22 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 384 2.0%
 Worked at Home 467 2.4%
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 2,869 23.3%
 High School Graduate 6,131 49.7%
 Associate's degree 990 8.0%
 Bachelor's degree 1,671 13.5%
 Master's degree 428 3.5%
 Professional school degree 154 1.2%
 Doctorate degree 93 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 9,244 87.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 487 4.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 822 7.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 90242

ZIP Code 90242 is in the Los Angeles County Office of Education School District. There are 18 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 90242.

Los Angeles County Special Education
9300 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Los Angeles County Office of Education School District
Alternative Opportunity Programs
12830 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Los Angeles County Office of Education School District
Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall
7285 East Quill Dr
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Los Angeles County Office of Education School District
Alameda Elementary
8613 East Alameda St
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Downey Unf School District
Carpenter Elementary
9439 East Foster Rd
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Downey Unf School District
Gauldin Elementary
9724 Spry St
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Downey Unf School District
Imperial Elementary
8133 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Downey Unf School District
Sussman Middle School
12500 Birchdale Ave
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Downey Unf School District
Ward Elementary
8851 East Adoree St
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Downey Unf School District
West Middle School
11985 Old River School Rd
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Downey Unf School District
Old River Elementary
11995 Old River School Rd
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Downey Unf School District
Lewis Elementary
13220 South Bellflower Blvd
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Downey Unf School District
Los Angeles County Rop
9300 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Los Angeles County Rop School District
St Raymond School
12320 S Paramount Blvd
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Matthias High School
7851 Gardendale St
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Calvary Chapel Christian School
12808 Woodruff Ave
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Rancho Los Amigos Children'S Center
7755 Golondrinas St
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Maria Montessori House of Children
9036 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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