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ZIP Code 12206

Primary City:Albany, NY (View All Cities)
County: Albany County
Timezone: Eastern (2:48pm)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.68, -73.79
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12206

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12206. 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 12206. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12206, 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:
Albany, NY

Stats and Demographics for the 12206 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12206 is located in east New York 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 12206 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 small number of families and an extremely large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12206 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,395
Population Density 7,698 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,208
Median Home Value $123,100
Land Area 2.13 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,814
Median Household Income $26,883

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 31


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 56476061,253
5-95825351,117
10-145675201,087
15-195856661,251
20-249618751,836
25-297217691,490
30-345276041,131
35-39464484948
40-445285421,070
45-495425301,072
50-545314821,013
55-59501433934
60-64350377727
65-69251251502
70-74150194344
75-7983149232
80-8475134209
85 Plus38141179

Gender

 Male 8,103 49%
 Female 8,292 51%
Gender

Race

 White 5,744 35.0%
 Black Or African American 8,168 49.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 78 0.5%
 Asian 787 4.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0%
 Other Race 820 5.0%
 Two Or More Races 794 4.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2423621644
25-342101,1661,376
35-442539771,230
45-543889331,321
55-644516981,149
65-74227409636
75-84163165328
85 Plus6763130

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,384 20%
 Single Guardian 2,023 30%
 Singles 2,596 38%
 Singles With Roommate 811 12%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,770 70%
 Households with Kids 2,044 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1138118256
2124123247
3118104222
4109125234
5108108216
611596211
7118109227
8110110220
9131112243
10112104216
11140115255
1210097197
1311391204
14102113215
15107136243
16115156271
17118128246
18132130262
19113116229
20210157367

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12206 has a slightly higher 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 12206 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 12206 real estate data, the median home value of $123,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 12206 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 12206 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12206 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 16,019 97.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 119 0.7%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 257 1.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,247 15%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 535 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,032 61%
 Households Vacant 1,394 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 384 27.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 52 3.7%
 For Sale Only 119 8.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 37 2.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 21 1.5%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 780 56.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 330 7%
 1 Bedroom 1,281 28%
 2 Bedroom 1,347 29%
 3+ Bedroom 1,636 36%
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 $26,883 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 12206 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. ZIP code 12206 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 12206 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 12206 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 4,134 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,014 25%
 No Earnings 5,118 42%
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 4,134 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,014 25%
 No Earnings 5,118 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,593 61.4%
 Public transportation 1,189 20.3%
 Taxicab 15 0.3%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 826 14.1%
 Worked at Home 231 3.9%
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 894 20.9%
 High School Graduate 2,161 50.5%
 Associate's degree 296 6.9%
 Bachelor's degree 549 12.8%
 Master's degree 263 6.1%
 Professional school degree 81 1.9%
 Doctorate degree 34 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,239 74.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 433 10.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 671 15.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 12206

ZIP Code 12206 is in the Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 12206.

Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys
116 North Lake Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys School District
Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls
250 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls School District
Henry Johnson Charter School
30 Watervliet Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Henry Johnson Charter School District
Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Boys
395 Elk St
Albany, NY 12206
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Boys School District
Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Girls
395 Elk St
Albany, NY 12206
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Girls School District
Montessori Magnet School
65 Tremont St
Albany, NY 12206
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Albany City School District
Philip J Schuyler Achievement Academy
676 Clinton Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Albany City School District
Sheridan Preparatory Academy
400 Sheridan Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Albany City School District
Blessed Sacrament School
605 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Anne Institute
160 N Main Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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