07208 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Elizabeth, NJ (99.93%)
County: Union County, NJ
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 32,132
Zip code population in 2010: 31,219
Zip code population in 2000: 32,359

Houses and condos: 12,116
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,510
% of renters here:

69%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 07208: 119.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 18,274 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

2.6% ($8,113)
New Jersey:

2.4% ($7,331)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $7,965 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $8,583 (2.8%)

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Males: 15,934  (49.6%)
Females: 16,198  (50.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 07208:

For population 15 years and over in 07208:

Zip code 07208 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 07208

  • Zip code 07208 races chart
    • 7,506White population
    • 6,023Black population
    • 40American Indian population
    • 974Asian population
    • 12Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 144Some other race population
    • 370Two or more races population
    • 16,150Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $307,900
07208:

$307,900
New Jersey:

$307,700



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in 07208 zip code as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 07208 to the number of sex offenders is 1,595 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

34.5 years
New Jersey median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.9 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 07208, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $40,436 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,436
State:

$79,688

Salary/wage: $38,885 (reported on 84.2% of returns)
Here:

$38,885
State:

$68,122
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.5% for AGIs below $25k, 88.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 59.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,123 (reported on 20.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,123
New Jersey:

$2,193
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,302 (reported on 9.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,302
State:

$6,828
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$5,136 (reported on 6.2% of returns)
Here:

+$5,136
State:

+$15,358
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,073 (reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

+$10,073
State:

+$19,577
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,860 (reported on 4.0% of returns)
07208:

$14,860
New Jersey:

$18,214
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $20,400 (reported on 0.2% of returns)
07208:

$20,400
New Jersey:

$24,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,868 (26% of AGI, reported on 24.4% of returns)
Here:

$21,868
State:

$30,827

Here:

26.1% of AGI
State:

21.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $25k, 9.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,094 (reported on 19.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,094
State:

$3,451
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $9,150 (reported on 24.3% of returns)
07208:

$9,150
State:

$15,801
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,251 (reported on 25.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,251
State:

$2,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 07208, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,588 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,588
State:

$64,921

Salary/wage: $35,224 (reported on 87.1% of returns)
Here:

$35,224
State:

$57,755
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 85.3% for AGIs below $10k, 84.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 91.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,488 (reported on 33.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,488
New Jersey:

$2,068
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,206 (reported on 12.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,206
State:

$3,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$6,523 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

+$6,523
State:

+$13,591
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,615 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

+$9,615
State:

+$17,520
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.9% for AGIs below $10k, 6.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,000 (reported on 1.8% of returns)
07208:

$3,000
New Jersey:

$3,270
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $13,829 (reported on 0.2% of returns)
Here:

$13,829
New Jersey:

$17,258

Total itemized deductions: $17,635 (26% of AGI, reported on 29.7% of returns)
Here:

$17,635
State:

$23,924

Here:

26.4% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $10k, 10.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,891 (4% of AGI, reported on 26.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,891
State:

$3,242

Here:

4.1% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,965 (reported on 70.6% of returns)
07208:

$4,965
State:

$12,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,768 (reported on 21.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,768
State:

$1,711

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 68.0%
Here:

68%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 64.1% for AGIs below $10k, 67.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 67.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$45,927
New Jersey:

$70,165
Elizabeth, NJ (07208) map Nearest zip codes: 07205, 07202, 07112, 07203, 07204, 07083.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.7%
New Jersey:

52.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

8.9%
New Jersey:

5.5%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,580
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 9,378


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 637 (289 now married, 348 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 7,481 (3,104 now married, 4,377 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 07208 with a mortgage: 2,643 (319 second mortgage, 556 home equity loan, 39 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 805

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,451
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: over $1,000

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

17.5%
Whole state:

11.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

12.3%
Whole state:

6.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

2.1
State:

4.1
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 07208: Julian Station (A), Elizabeth Engine Company Number 7 (B), Elizabeth Fire Department Office (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 07208 include: Epworth United Methodist Church (A), Alliance International Fellowship Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), Immaculate Conception Church (E), Saints Peter and Paul Church (F), Saint Pauls Church (G), Trinity Episcopal Church (H), Elmora Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: B'Nai Jeshuron Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Park in zip code 07208: Wilson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 242010 or later
  • 3762000 to 2009
  • 4101990 to 1999
  • 8021980 to 1989
  • 1,3511970 to 1979
  • 1,1851960 to 1969
  • 2,5231950 to 1959
  • 2,1751940 to 1949
  • 3,2701939 or earlier

Zip code 07208 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elizabeth, NJ (07208)

  • 208no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 3482 bedrooms
  • 1,3603 bedrooms
  • 1,0754 bedrooms
  • 4385+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elizabeth, NJ (07208)

  • 3,439no bedroom
  • 2,1421 bedroom
  • 1,4002 bedrooms
  • 3923 bedrooms
  • 764 bedrooms
  • 615+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Elizabeth, NJ (07208) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 70no vehicle
  • 8371 vehicle
  • 1,5672 vehicles
  • 5903 vehicles
  • 3364 vehicles
  • 485+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Elizabeth, NJ (07208) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,539no vehicle
  • 3,6861 vehicle
  • 1,1512 vehicles
  • 743 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $993.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $277,982.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $307,900
07208:

$307,900
New Jersey:

$307,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $240,700 - $375,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $271,234
Townhouses or other attached units: $175,972
In 2-unit structures: $250,380
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $272,434
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $313,073

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 12.5%

Neighborhoods in zip code 07208:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 49.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,034

Size of family households: 2,213 2-persons, 2,060 3-persons, 1,611 4-persons, 625 5-persons, 517 6-persons, 259 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,090 1-person, 513 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 36 4-persons

4,318 married couples with children.
2,902 single-parent households (551 men, 2,351 women).

29.4% of residents of 07208 zip code speak English at home.
51.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% very well, 28% well, 25% not well, 11% not at all).
15.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% very well, 30% well, 16% not well, 5% not at all).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% very well, 43% well, 13% not well).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (64% very well, 19% well, 17% not well).

Foreign born population: 14,542 (45.3%)
(43.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

45.3%
Whole state:

21.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 19%Colombia
  • 11%Ecuador
  • 9%Dominican Republic
  • 8%Haiti
  • 8%Portugal
  • 5%Cuba
  • 5%Mexico

Most common first ancestries reported in 07208 (%)

  • 65%Other groups
  • 5%Portuguese
  • 5%Haitian
  • 2%Italian
  • 2%Polish
  • 2%Irish
  • 2%American

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 5442010 or later
  • 5,3102000 to 2009
  • 4,1111990 to 1999
  • 5,777Before 1990

Zip code 07208 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 07208 not listed on the city page:

  • NUMBER 26 WESTMINSTER AVE (Students: 499; Location: 631-657 WESTMINSTER AVE., ELIZABETH, NJ; Grades: PK - 08)
  • NUMBER 18 ROBERT MORRIS (Students: 485; Location: 860 CROSS AVE, ELIZABETH, NJ; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NUMBER 21 VICTOR MRAVLAG (Students: 292; Location: 132 SHELLEY AVE, ELIZABETH, NJ; Grades: PK - 03)
There are 162 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 07208.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 07208 marital status for males
Zip code 07208 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 78%Utility gas
  • 13%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7%Electricity
  • 1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 26,609. Population change in the 1990s: +5,750 (+21.6%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


59% of the 07208 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Jersey.

84% of the 07208 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 434
Here:

11.8%
New Jersey:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 352
Here:

25.3%
New Jersey:

11.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 364
Here:

24.2%
New Jersey:

24.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 85,268Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 66,214Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 64,911Business and financial operations occupations
  • 54,375Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 53,438Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 49,620Management occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 55 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 57 people in religious group quarters
  • 28 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 7 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED109$247,70168$195,639336$230,51716$102,00410$574,17026$165,425
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$267,95910$212,29641$227,6175$21,8941$4,145,4402$163,640
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$218,41643$220,234213$269,72220$60,7080$09$204,490
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$261,87519$198,147111$269,2880$00$07$161,923
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS20$259,4112$338,65539$280,4782$23,0200$02$215,025
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$180,31513$273,578
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$273,4443$235,157
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$95,7654$240,408
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 07208 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary25780.0 years
Joseph23975.1 years
John23573.4 years
William16672.4 years
Anna14782.8 years
Helen13677.3 years
Margaret10678.2 years
Frank10375.3 years
Charles10274.5 years
James9872.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 07208 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3976.5 years
Brown3174.1 years
Miller3077.6 years
Cohen2582.0 years
Jones2472.0 years
Obrien2374.7 years
Williams2372.1 years
Davis2174.8 years
Rodriguez2176.5 years
Johnson1975.1 years
Businesses in zip code 07208
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Sprint Nextel1
CVS1Stop & Shop1
Dunkin Donuts3UPS2
FedEx4Walgreens1
H&R Block1White Castle1
IHOP1

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