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ZIP Code 90242

Post Office City:Downey, CA (View All Cities)
County: Los Angeles County
Timezone: Pacific (1:05am)
Area code: 562 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.92, -118.14
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 90242

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 90242. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 90242 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:
Downey, CA

Stats and Demographics for the 90242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 90242 is located in southern California and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 90242 are primarily white. 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 a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 90242 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 43,497
Population Density 9,559 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,294
Median Home Value $374,700
Land Area 4.55 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,687
Median Household Income $58,217

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 33


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 51,6961,5773,273
5-91,6161,5703,186
10-141,8161,6993,515
15-191,8991,8223,721
20-241,6651,7613,426
25-291,7551,7343,489
30-341,5921,7153,307
35-391,5891,7383,327
40-441,5331,5523,085
45-491,3681,4772,845
50-541,2171,3582,575
55-591,0621,1012,163
60-647949201,714
65-695486991,247
70-74359486845
75-79275378653
80-84228321549
85 Plus195382577

Gender

 Male 21,207 49%
 Female 22,290 51%
Gender

Race

 White 23,624 54.3%
 Black Or African American 2,313 5.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 335 0.8%
 Asian 2,744 6.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 95 0.2%
 Other Race 12,516 28.8%
 Two Or More Races 1,870 4.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2438362400
25-345151,7932,308
35-441,3121,7443,056
45-541,5151,3412,856
55-641,2218162,037
65-747353191,054
75-84477176653
85 Plus210113323

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,474 51%
 Single Guardian 3,556 28%
 Singles 1,970 16%
 Singles With Roommate 687 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,502 51%
 Households with Kids 6,185 49%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1352309661
2357332689
3335313648
4293311604
5322333655
6279321600
7343302645
8342301643
9330313643
10377328705
11327334661
12366334700
13356338694
14390365755
15375372747
16380366746
17382389771
18384368752
19378327705
20356381737

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 90242 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 90242 were primarily built in the 1950s. Looking at 90242 real estate data, the median home value of $374,700 is extremely 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 90242. Rentals in 90242 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 90242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 43,313 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 140 0.3%
 Other Institutional 5 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 39 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,930 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,093 8%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,664 50%
 Households Vacant 607 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 327 54%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 3%
 For Sale Only 84 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 23 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 26 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 129 21%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 215 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,884 30%
 2 Bedroom 3,212 51%
 3+ Bedroom 948 15%
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 $58,217 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 90242 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. Most commuters in 90242 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

For more information, see Downey, CA poverty.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 13,596 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,401 23%
 No Earnings 11,663 36%
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 13,596 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,401 23%
 No Earnings 11,663 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 17,495 91.6%
 Public transportation 737 3.9%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 22 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 384 2.0%
 Worked at Home 467 2.4%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, compared to other ZIPs, a much higher percentage of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 6,213 24.1%
 High School Graduate 13,006 50.3%
 Associate's degree 2,055 8.0%
 Bachelor's degree 3,290 12.7%
 Master's degree 921 3.6%
 Professional school degree 205 0.8%
 Doctorate degree 143 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 9,244 87.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 487 4.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 822 7.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 90242

ZIP Code 90242 is in the following school districts: Los Angeles County Office of Education School District, Downey Unified School District, Los Angeles County Rop School District, and Private. There are 16 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 90242.

Los Angeles County Special Education
9300 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Los Angeles County Office of Education School District
Alternative Opportunity Programs
12830 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Los Angeles County Office of Education School District
Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall
7285 E. Quill Dr.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Los Angeles County Office of Education School District
Alameda Elementary
8613 E. Alameda St.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Downey Unified School District
Carpenter Elementary
9439 E. Foster Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Downey Unified School District
Gauldin Elementary
9724 Spry St.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Downey Unified School District
Imperial Elementary
8133 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Downey Unified School District
Sussman Middle School
12500 Birchdale Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Downey Unified School District
Ward Elementary
8851 E. Adoree St.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Downey Unified School District
Stauffer Middle School
11985 Old River Sch Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Downey Unified School District
Old River Elementary
11995 Old River Sch Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Downey Unified School District
Lewis Elementary
13220 S. Bellflower Blvd.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Downey Unified School District
Los Angeles County Rop
9300 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Los Angeles County Rop School District
St Raymond School
12320 Paramount Blvd
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Piusx-St.matthias Academy
7851 East Gardenstreet
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Maria Montessori House of Children
9036 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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