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ZIP Code 34242

Primary City:Sarasota, FL (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Sarasota
County: Sarasota County
Timezone: Eastern (7:00am)
Area code: 941 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:27.26, -82.54
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 34242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 34242. 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 34242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 34242, 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:
Sarasota, FL
Acceptable:
Siesta Key
Unacceptable:
Crescent Beach

Stats and Demographics for the 34242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 34242 is located in central Florida 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 34242 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely small. There are also an extremely small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 34242 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,865
Population Density 2,463 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,854
Median Home Value $563,400
Land Area 3.60 sq mi
Water Area 4.61 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,710
Median Household Income $79,833

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 63Male Median Age: 62Female Median Age: 63


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 57471145
5-9118101219
10-14140142282
15-19149130279
20-248577162
25-298069149
30-349081171
35-39117139256
40-44172192364
45-49268277545
50-54322336658
55-59352387739
60-64431518949
65-695276061,133
70-74451442893
75-79363393756
80-84340364704
85 Plus204257461

Gender

 Male 4,283 48%
 Female 4,582 52%
Gender

Race

 White 8,630 97.3%
 Black Or African American 29 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 16 0.2%
 Asian 77 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 22 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 90 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2491827
25-343998137
35-44193109302
45-54487209696
55-64832145977
65-741,0951131,208
75-84927761,003
85 Plus31941360

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,437 52%
 Single Guardian 266 6%
 Singles 1,699 36%
 Singles With Roommate 308 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,194 89%
 Households with Kids 516 11%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1131326
2101222
3171936
4221638
5151429
6281947
7232952
8342155
9181836
10192746
11272855
12282755
13363369
14302757
15332457
16453176
17263763
18232649
19221234
20191938

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 34242 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 34242 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 34242 real estate data, the median home value of $563,400 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 34242. Rentals in 34242 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 34242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,865 100%
 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 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,891 17%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,010 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 809 7%
 Households Vacant 6,144 57%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,469 23.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 0.3%
 For Sale Only 158 2.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 53 0.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 4,318 70.3%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 125 2.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 69 9%
 2 Bedroom 351 46%
 3+ Bedroom 336 44%
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 $79,833 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 34242 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. A higher percentage of people in 34242 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 34242 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 1,864 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,486 19%
 No Earnings 4,347 56%
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 1,864 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,486 19%
 No Earnings 4,347 56%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,237 79%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 132 5%
 Worked at Home 464 16%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 34242 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 103 3%
 High School Graduate 981 28%
 Associate's degree 175 5%
 Bachelor's degree 1,304 37%
 Master's degree 502 14%
 Professional school degree 402 11%
 Doctorate degree 94 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 544 73%
 Enrolled in Private School 98 13%
 Not Enrolled in School 105 14%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 34242

ZIP Code 34242 is in the Private. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 34242.

The Out-Of-Door Academy
444 Reid St
Sarasota, FL 34242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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