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ZIP Code 08873

Post Office City:Somerset, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Somerset County
Timezone: Eastern (8:30am)
Coordinates:40.50, -74.52
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08873

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 08873. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 08873 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Somerset, NJ
Unacceptable:
East Millstone, Franklin Twp, Middlebush, Zarepath

Stats and Demographics for the 08873 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08873 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 a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08873 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08873 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 49,921
Population Density 1,547 people per sq mi
Housing Units 19,455
Median Home Value $332,400
Land Area 32.28 sq mi
Water Area 0.41 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 18,495
Median Household Income $85,148

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 40


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 51,6921,6283,320
5-91,6141,4843,098
10-141,4201,3732,793
15-191,5031,3272,830
20-241,5161,3952,911
25-291,6411,7883,429
30-341,8681,9883,856
35-391,8401,8223,662
40-441,7131,8023,515
45-491,7411,8253,566
50-541,5911,8213,412
55-591,4921,7093,201
60-641,2971,6742,971
65-691,0181,2332,251
70-747249581,682
75-795557871,342
80-844525671,019
85 Plus3027611,063

Gender

 Male 23,979 48%
 Female 25,942 52%
Gender

Race

 White 22,614 45.3%
 Black Or African American 14,331 28.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 156 0.3%
 Asian 8,268 16.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 2,896 5.8%
 Two Or More Races 1,647 3.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2471358429
25-341,1631,6552,818
35-442,5181,2233,741
45-542,8988853,783
55-642,8236413,464
65-741,8923562,248
75-841,1922631,455
85 Plus300257557

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 9,750 53%
 Single Guardian 2,948 16%
 Singles 4,726 26%
 Singles With Roommate 1,071 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 12,422 67%
 Households with Kids 6,073 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1327340667
2338312650
3343319662
4338328666
5328308636
6340313653
7322293615
8296297593
9328273601
10314323637
11293262555
12257246503
13271273544
14285269554
15305277582
16298270568
17288317605
18300242542
19312221533
20355287642

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08873 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 08873 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 2000s. Looking at 08873 real estate data, the median home value of $332,400 is 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 08873. Rentals in 08873 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08873 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Somerset, NJ real estate.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 48,923 98.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 15 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 528 1.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 366 0.7%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 89 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 9,773 50%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,084 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,638 29%
 Households Vacant 960 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 325 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 13 1%
 For Sale Only 165 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 29 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 198 21%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 230 24%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 153 3%
 1 Bedroom 2,297 43%
 2 Bedroom 1,963 36%
 3+ Bedroom 974 18%
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 $85,148 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 08873 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. Residents in ZIP code 08873 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 08873. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 19,226 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,479 18%
 No Earnings 14,539 35%
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 19,226 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,479 18%
 No Earnings 14,539 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 20,922 87.2%
 Public transportation 1,672 7.0%
 Taxicab 29 0.1%
 Motorcycle 9 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 291 1.2%
 Worked at Home 1,064 4.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 2,860 8%
 High School Graduate 14,699 40%
 Associate's degree 2,352 6%
 Bachelor's degree 9,755 27%
 Master's degree 5,475 15%
 Professional school degree 800 2%
 Doctorate degree 799 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,155 69.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,722 19.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 935 10.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08873

ZIP Code 08873 is in the following school districts: Central Jersey College Prep Charter School District, Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School District, Franklin Township Public School District, and Private. There are 17 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08873.

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School
17 Schoolhouse Rd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Central Jersey College Prep Charter School District
Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School
92 Cortelyous Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School District
Sampson G. Smith School
1649 Amwell Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public School District
Conerly Road School
35 Conerly Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public School District
Elizabeth Avenue School
363 Elizabeth Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public School District
Hillcrest School
500 Franklin Blvd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public School District
Macafee Road School
53 Macafee Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public School District
Pine Grove Manor School
130 Highland Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Franklin Township Public School District
Franklin High School
500 Elizabeth Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Franklin Township Public School District
Franklin Middle School
415 Francis Street
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Franklin Township Public School District
St Matthias Elementary School
170 John F Kennedy Blvd
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Rutgers Preparatory School
1345 Easton Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Little Children of God Preschool & Kindergarten
870 Hamilton St
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Cedar Hill Prep School
152 Cedar Grove Ln
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The Center School
2 Riverview Dr Ste 1
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
New Road School of Somerset
2200 Cottontail Ln
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Community Christian Academy & Preschool
211 Demott Ln
Somerset, NJ 08873
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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