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ZIP Code 08242

Primary City:Rio Grande, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Cape May County
Timezone: Eastern (6:39am)
Area code: 609 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.02, -74.89
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08242. 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 08242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08242, 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:
Rio Grande, NJ

Stats and Demographics for the 08242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08242 is located in south New Jersey and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08242 are primarily white. The number of seniors is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08242 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,216
Population Density 636 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,746
Median Home Value $227,700
Land Area 5.05 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,332
Median Household Income $50,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 46


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 58882170
5-98986175
10-149076166
15-198794181
20-248795182
25-2910790197
30-3497100197
35-397486160
40-449784181
45-49115120235
50-54121134255
55-59108119227
60-64113135248
65-6998117215
70-749172163
75-795663119
80-84444892
85 Plus233053

Gender

 Male 1,585 49%
 Female 1,631 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,746 85.4%
 Black Or African American 235 7.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 0.2%
 Asian 68 2.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 88 2.7%
 Two Or More Races 71 2.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2442327
25-349572167
35-4412241163
45-5420161262
55-6423846284
65-7421729246
75-8413910149
85 Plus27734

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 601 45%
 Single Guardian 270 20%
 Singles 386 29%
 Singles With Roommate 75 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 990 74%
 Households with Kids 342 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1171027
2191635
3171532
4112132
5192039
6152136
7181533
8201131
9171936
1022729
11191938
12161834
13221840
14111425
15151429
16191635
17102939
18241438
19192140
20241438

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08242 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 08242 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1970s. Looking at 08242 real estate data, the median home value of $227,700 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 08242 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 08242 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,189 99%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 27 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 617 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 426 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 289 17%
 Households Vacant 414 24%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 20 4.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 37 8.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 265 64.0%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.5%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 89 21.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 35 12%
 2 Bedroom 133 47%
 3+ Bedroom 118 41%
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 $50,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 08242 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 08242 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 730 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,061 40%
 No Earnings 884 33%
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 730 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,061 40%
 No Earnings 884 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 993 81%
 Public transportation 34 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 115 9%
 Worked at Home 77 6%
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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 311 29%
 High School Graduate 497 46%
 Associate's degree 124 12%
 Bachelor's degree 95 9%
 Master's degree 30 3%
 Professional school degree 12 1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 166 54%
 Enrolled in Private School 37 12%
 Not Enrolled in School 104 34%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08242

ZIP Code 08242 is in the Private. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08242.

Rio Grande Baptist Academy
110 Delsea Drive Rt 47
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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