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ZIP Code 08609

Primary City:Trenton, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Mercer County
Timezone: Eastern (9:27pm)
Area code: 609 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.23, -74.74
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08609

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08609. 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 08609. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08609, 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:
Trenton, NJ
Acceptable:
Hamilton

Stats and Demographics for the 08609 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08609 is located in central New Jersey 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 08609 are primarily black or African American. 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 an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08609 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 13,546
Population Density 9,959 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,409
Median Home Value $122,800
Land Area 1.36 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,560
Median Household Income $27,073

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 33


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 55415321,073
5-9496436932
10-14505476981
15-195415671,108
20-245775371,114
25-296125031,115
30-34503485988
35-394865191,005
40-44498447945
45-49481422903
50-54491389880
55-59388348736
60-64259291550
65-69174217391
70-74124189313
75-79102135237
80-846287149
85 Plus3888126

Gender

 Male 6,878 51%
 Female 6,668 49%
Gender

Race

 White 2,639 19.5%
 Black Or African American 7,886 58.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 78 0.6%
 Asian 189 1.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 25 0.2%
 Other Race 2,196 16.2%
 Two Or More Races 533 3.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2416238254
25-34139673812
35-44232711943
45-54339594933
55-64331433764
65-74236229465
75-84156136292
85 Plus415697

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,143 25%
 Single Guardian 1,763 39%
 Singles 1,393 31%
 Singles With Roommate 261 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,722 60%
 Households with Kids 1,838 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1107116223
2113104217
3114110224
49891189
510189190
611091201
710982191
895106201
98168149
108882170
1111195206
1294103197
139897195
1411499213
1590120210
16109125234
17108100208
18115114229
19119108227
20129121250

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08609 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 08609 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 08609 real estate data, the median home value of $122,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 08609 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 08609 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08609 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,016 96.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 36 0.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 8 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 486 3.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,062 20%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 428 8%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,070 57%
 Households Vacant 849 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 380 44.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 0.7%
 For Sale Only 57 6.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 6 0.7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 391 46.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 259 8%
 1 Bedroom 955 29%
 2 Bedroom 943 29%
 3+ Bedroom 1,122 34%
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 $27,073 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 08609 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 08609 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 08609 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 08609 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 4,107 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,512 22%
 No Earnings 4,914 43%
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 4,107 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,512 22%
 No Earnings 4,914 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,518 83.5%
 Public transportation 432 8.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 445 8.2%
 Worked at Home 15 0.3%
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 a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,695 34.1%
 High School Graduate 2,589 52.1%
 Associate's degree 260 5.2%
 Bachelor's degree 344 6.9%
 Master's degree 70 1.4%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 14 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,976 90.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 37 1.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 265 8.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08609

ZIP Code 08609 is in the Hamilton Township School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08609.

Greenwood Elementary School
2069 Greenwood Ave
Hamilton, NJ 08609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hamilton Township School District
Grant Elementary School
159 North Clinton Ave
Trenton, NJ 08609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Trenton Public Schools
P.j. Hill Elementary
1010 East State St
Trenton, NJ 08609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Trenton Public Schools
Robbins Elementary School
283 Tyler St
Trenton, NJ 08609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Trenton Public Schools
Daylght/Twilight High School
135 East Hanover St
Trenton, NJ 08609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Trenton Public Schools
Trenton Central High School - Main Campus
400 Chambers St
Trenton, NJ 08609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Trenton Public Schools

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