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ZIP Code 94542

Primary City:Hayward, CA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Hayward Highland
County: Alameda County
Timezone: Pacific (7:34am)
Area code: 510 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.65, -122.04
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 94542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 94542. 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 94542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 94542, 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:
Hayward, CA

Stats and Demographics for the 94542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 94542 is located in west California 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 94542 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 94542 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,717
Population Density 2,229 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,595
Median Home Value $524,900
Land Area 5.70 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,315
Median Household Income $84,817

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 34


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5344292636
5-9304313617
10-14276311587
15-195327031,235
20-247598161,575
25-29510479989
30-34399398797
35-39389380769
40-44399399798
45-49442412854
50-54450471921
55-59438456894
60-64373394767
65-69226239465
70-74135165300
75-79101104205
80-8466101167
85 Plus5388141

Gender

 Male 6,196 49%
 Female 6,521 51%
Gender

Race

 White 5,494 43.2%
 Black Or African American 1,852 14.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 86 0.7%
 Asian 2,972 23.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 187 1.5%
 Other Race 1,161 9.1%
 Two Or More Races 965 7.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2420289309
25-34213435648
35-44457291748
45-54700248948
55-64770157927
65-7438247429
75-8420420224
85 Plus74882

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,246 52%
 Single Guardian 632 15%
 Singles 886 21%
 Singles With Roommate 551 13%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,084 71%
 Households with Kids 1,231 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
17867145
26160121
36846114
45355108
55872130
65961120
77053123
86168129
95659115
105854112
115976135
126143104
13405494
145884142
155846104
167054124
175756113
18170258428
19177289466
20169234403

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 94542 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 94542 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 94542 real estate data, the median home value of $524,900 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 94542. Rentals in 94542 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 94542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 11,601 91.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,076 8.5%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 40 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,347 51%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 473 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,495 33%
 Households Vacant 280 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 94 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 10 4%
 For Sale Only 68 24%
 Sold & Unoccupied 17 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 19 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 72 26%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 592 36%
 2 Bedroom 533 33%
 3+ Bedroom 503 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 $84,817 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 94542 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. Residents in ZIP code 94542 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 94542. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,932 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,871 27%
 No Earnings 3,833 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 3,932 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,871 27%
 No Earnings 3,833 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,784 81.3%
 Public transportation 482 8.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 28 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 220 3.7%
 Worked at Home 367 6.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 369 9%
 High School Graduate 1,361 35%
 Associate's degree 297 8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,270 32%
 Master's degree 417 11%
 Professional school degree 83 2%
 Doctorate degree 141 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,177 77.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 250 16.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 93 6.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 94542

ZIP Code 94542 is in the Hayward Unf School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 94542.

Silver Oak High Public Montessori Charter
951 Palisade St
Hayward, CA 94542
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Hayward Unf School District
Stonebrae Elementary
28761 Hayward Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hayward Unf School District
Golden Oak Montessori of Hayward
951 Palisade St
Hayward, CA 94542
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hayward Unf School District

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