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ZIP Code 85256

Primary City:Scottsdale, AZ (View All Cities)
County: Maricopa County
Timezone: America/Phoenix (12:45am)
Area code: 480 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.5, -111.8
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 85256

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 85256. 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 85256. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 85256, 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:
Scottsdale, AZ

Stats and Demographics for the 85256 ZIP Code

ZIP code 85256 is located in central Arizona and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 85256 are primarily American Indian or Alaskan Native. 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 85256 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,974
Population Density 151 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,854
Median Home Value $83,600
Land Area 33.01 sq mi
Water Area 0.84 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,539
Median Household Income $31,411

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 31


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5246220466
5-9237243480
10-14208244452
15-19250232482
20-24169166335
25-29143158301
30-34116153269
35-39103133236
40-44134145279
45-49137188325
50-54156163319
55-59117124241
60-6487113200
65-6978112190
70-746999168
75-795750107
80-84343771
85 Plus262753

Gender

 Male 2,367 48%
 Female 2,607 52%
Gender

Race

 White 661 13.3%
 Black Or African American 12 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3,988 80.2%
 Asian 7 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.1%
 Other Race 99 2.0%
 Two Or More Races 202 4.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24172643
25-3473113186
35-4416186247
45-5427986365
55-6423157288
65-7421122233
75-8412113134
85 Plus41243

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 493 32%
 Single Guardian 586 38%
 Singles 384 25%
 Singles With Roommate 76 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 874 57%
 Households with Kids 665 43%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1474188
25056106
35943102
4533487
56247109
64070110
7514899
8503989
9343973
10455095
11405898
12405393
13424082
14414384
15403272
165347100
175460114
18504393
195350103
20413677

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 85256 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 85256 were primarily built in the 1990s. Looking at 85256 real estate data, the median home value of $83,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 85256 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 85256 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 85256 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,969 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 5 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 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 240 13%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 894 48%
 Renter Occupied Households 405 22%
 Households Vacant 315 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 35 11.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.3%
 For Sale Only 7 2.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 1.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 224 71.1%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 43 13.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 95 22%
 2 Bedroom 77 18%
 3+ Bedroom 258 60%
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 $31,411 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 85256 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 85256 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. More commuters in 85256 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 881 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 576 16%
 No Earnings 2,085 59%
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 881 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 576 16%
 No Earnings 2,085 59%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,170 95%
 Public transportation 16 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 25 2%
 Worked at Home 19 2%
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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 404 31%
 High School Graduate 719 55%
 Associate's degree 75 6%
 Bachelor's degree 66 5%
 Master's degree 53 4%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,373 87%
 Enrolled in Private School 32 2%
 Not Enrolled in School 179 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 85256

ZIP Code 85256 is in the Salt River Elementary School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 85256.

Salt River Elementary School
10000 East McDowell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Salt River Elementary School District
Salt River High School
4827 North Country Club
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community School District
Salt River Accelerated Learning Academy
10000 East McDowell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community School District

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