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ZIP Code 12309

Primary City:Schenectady, NY (View All Cities)
County: Schenectady County
Timezone: Eastern (3:57pm)
Area code: 518 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.79, -73.85
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 12309

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 12309. 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 12309. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 12309, 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:
Schenectady, NY
Acceptable:
Niskayuna
Unacceptable:
Schdy, Upper Union

Stats and Demographics for the 12309 ZIP Code

ZIP code 12309 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 slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 12309 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 12309 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 29,343
Population Density 1,771 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,449
Median Home Value $230,100
Land Area 16.57 sq mi
Water Area 0.89 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,926
Median Household Income $87,374

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 45


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 57757231,498
5-99158931,808
10-141,0421,0162,058
15-199589221,880
20-246005421,142
25-296736751,348
30-347317441,475
35-398619501,811
40-449351,0621,997
45-491,1631,3242,487
50-541,2271,2992,526
55-591,1161,2312,347
60-641,0331,0552,088
65-695926901,282
70-74426506932
75-79375528903
80-84341472813
85 Plus313635948

Gender

 Male 14,076 48%
 Female 15,267 52%
Gender

Race

 White 25,382 86.5%
 Black Or African American 950 3.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 39 0.1%
 Asian 2,078 7.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 0.0%
 Other Race 301 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 580 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2442138180
25-347364881,224
35-441,6003491,949
45-542,4503332,783
55-642,2802952,575
65-741,1941821,376
75-849152361,151
85 Plus376312688

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,898 58%
 Single Guardian 1,297 11%
 Singles 3,158 26%
 Singles With Roommate 573 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,154 68%
 Households with Kids 3,772 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1131139270
2141149290
3174146320
4163157320
5183178361
6186168354
7195174369
8192181373
9159192351
10194219413
11214206420
12202175377
13213200413
14219216435
15228216444
16233246479
17218218436
18149140289
19130102232
20103104207

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 12309 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 12309 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 12309 real estate data, the median home value of $230,100 is slightly higher than average 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 12309. Rentals in 12309 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 12309 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 29,035 99.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 10 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 170 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 128 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,674 54%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,919 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,333 19%
 Households Vacant 523 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 129 25%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 2%
 For Sale Only 95 18%
 Sold & Unoccupied 28 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 95 18%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 168 32%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 42 2%
 1 Bedroom 694 36%
 2 Bedroom 603 31%
 3+ Bedroom 592 31%
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 $87,374 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 12309 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 12309 can expect to fall in that range. 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 11,189 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,340 23%
 No Earnings 7,048 30%
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 11,189 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,340 23%
 No Earnings 7,048 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,903 92.2%
 Public transportation 88 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 410 2.7%
 Worked at Home 682 4.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 12309 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 340 3%
 High School Graduate 3,090 32%
 Associate's degree 1,077 11%
 Bachelor's degree 2,407 25%
 Master's degree 1,660 17%
 Professional school degree 506 5%
 Doctorate degree 699 7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,763 81.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 548 9.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 572 9.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 12309

ZIP Code 12309 is in the Niskayuna Central School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 12309.

Birchwood Elementary School
897 Birchwood Ln
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Niskayuna Central School District
Van Antwerp Middle School
2253 Story Ave
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Niskayuna Central School District
Craig Elementary School
2566 Balltown Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Niskayuna Central School District
Hillside School
1100 Cornelius Ave
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Niskayuna Central School District
Rosendale School
2445 Rosendale Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Niskayuna Central School District
Iroquois Middle School
2495 Rosendale Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Niskayuna Central School District
Howe Early Childhood Educational Center
1065 Baker Ave
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Schenectady City School District
Niskayuna High School
1626 Balltown Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Niskayuna Central School District
St Helens School
1801 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Kindercare Learning Center-#1664
1440 Balltown Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Riverrun Community Montessori
2117 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12309
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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