08609 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Trenton, NJ (64.40%)
County: Mercer County, NJ
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 14,884
Zip code population in 2010: 13,546
Zip code population in 2000: 15,166

Houses and condos: 5,872
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,279
% of renters here:

71%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 08609: 115.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 10,943 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

2.5% ($3,116)
New Jersey:

2.4% ($7,331)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,539 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,662 (2.3%)

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Males: 8,446  (56.7%)
Females: 6,438  (43.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 08609:

For population 15 years and over in 08609:

Zip code 08609 compared to state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 08609

  • Zip code 08609 races chart
    • 1,179White population
    • 7,669Black population
    • 22American Indian population
    • 173Asian population
    • 5Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 41Some other race population
    • 243Two or more races population
    • 4,214Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $122,800
08609:

$122,800
New Jersey:

$307,700



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in 08609 zip code as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 08609 to the number of sex offenders is 603 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

33.0 years
New Jersey median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.1 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 08609, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $27,311 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$27,311
State:

$79,688

Salary/wage: $25,741 (reported on 89.0% of returns)
Here:

$25,741
State:

$68,122
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.1% for AGIs below $25k, 90.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $455 (reported on 8.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$455
New Jersey:

$2,193
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,207 (reported on 2.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,207
State:

$6,828
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$363 (reported on 1.5% of returns)
Here:

+$363
State:

+$15,358
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,458 (reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here:

+$7,458
State:

+$19,577
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,156 (reported on 1.7% of returns)
08609:

$7,156
New Jersey:

$18,214
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,384 (32% of AGI, reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

$16,384
State:

$30,827

Here:

32.1% of AGI
State:

21.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $25k, 9.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,418 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,418
State:

$3,451
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $4,286 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
08609:

$4,286
State:

$15,801
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,398 (reported on 38.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,398
State:

$2,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 08609, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $25,870 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$25,870
State:

$64,921

Salary/wage: $25,094 (reported on 92.3% of returns)
Here:

$25,094
State:

$57,755
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 85.6% for AGIs below $10k, 86.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 93.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 90.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $592 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$592
New Jersey:

$2,068
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $930 (reported on 4.3% of returns)
Here:

$930
State:

$3,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$304 (reported on 1.9% of returns)
Here:

+$304
State:

+$13,591
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.3% for AGIs below $10k, -0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,622 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
Here:

+$5,622
State:

+$17,520
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,118 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
08609:

$2,118
New Jersey:

$3,270

Total itemized deductions: $14,325 (32% of AGI, reported on 19.9% of returns)
Here:

$14,325
State:

$23,924

Here:

32.0% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $10k, 7.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,975 (6% of AGI, reported on 17.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,975
State:

$3,242

Here:

6.5% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $2,728 (reported on 56.6% of returns)
08609:

$2,728
State:

$12,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,877 (reported on 37.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,877
State:

$1,711

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.5%
Here:

66%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 57.6% for AGIs below $10k, 72.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$27,073
New Jersey:

$70,165
Trenton, NJ (08609) map Nearest zip codes: 08629, 08608, 08638, 08611, 08610, 08619.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.0%
New Jersey:

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

6.4%
New Jersey:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,256
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,374


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 195 (106 now married, 89 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,570 (1,157 now married, 2,413 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 08609 with a mortgage: 866 (29 second mortgage, 96 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 485

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,430
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S692

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

34.7%
Whole state:

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

22.6%
Whole state:

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

6.4
State:

6.8
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1
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  • Notable locations in zip code 08609: Trenton Fire and Emergency Services Engine 7 (A), Hamilton Fire District 4 Hamilton Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built

  • 502010 or later
  • 752000 to 2009
  • 681990 to 1999
  • 1011980 to 1989
  • 5621970 to 1979
  • 6141960 to 1969
  • 9951950 to 1959
  • 9931940 to 1949
  • 2,4141939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Trenton, NJ (08609)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 841 bedroom
  • 2762 bedrooms
  • 6803 bedrooms
  • 1884 bedrooms
  • 1235+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Trenton, NJ (08609)

  • 259no bedroom
  • 9551 bedroom
  • 9432 bedrooms
  • 8253 bedrooms
  • 2004 bedrooms
  • 975+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Trenton, NJ (08609) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 216no vehicle
  • 4471 vehicle
  • 3302 vehicles
  • 2193 vehicles
  • 1104 vehicles
  • 295+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Trenton, NJ (08609) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,233no vehicle
  • 1,3731 vehicle
  • 5082 vehicles
  • 1653 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $958.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $122,800
08609:

$122,800
New Jersey:

$307,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,900 - $197,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $393,571
Townhouses or other attached units: $213,189
In 2-unit structures: $220,226
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $329,688
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $184,515
Mobile homes: $218,337

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 21.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 76.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,391

Size of family households: 784 2-persons, 829 3-persons, 553 4-persons, 446 5-persons, 104 6-persons, 265 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,356 1-person, 192 2-persons, 50 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 31 6-persons

980 married couples with children.
2,397 single-parent households (467 men, 1,930 women).

55.1% of residents of 08609 zip code speak English at home.
33.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% very well, 12% well, 37% not well, 9% not at all).
9.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% very well, 26% well, 22% not well, 2% not at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (8% very well, 92% not well).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (64% very well, 36% well).

Foreign born population: 3,963 (26.6%)
(29.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

26.6%
Whole state:

21.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 27%Guatemala
  • 22%Haiti
  • 12%Liberia
  • 5%Costa Rica
  • 5%Dominican Republic
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Jamaica

Most common first ancestries reported in 08609 (%)

  • 72%Other groups
  • 6%Haitian
  • 3%Liberian
  • 2%American
  • 2%Italian
  • 2%African
  • 1%Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2482010 or later
  • 2,4772000 to 2009
  • 1,3711990 to 1999
  • 1,358Before 1990

Zip code 08609 topographic map

Public primary/middle school in zip code 08609 not listed on the city page:

  • GREENWOOD (Students: 221; Location: 2069 GREENWOOD AVENUE, TRENTON, NJ; Grades: KG - 05)
There are 68 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 08609.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 08609 marital status for males
Zip code 08609 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 72%Utility gas
  • 14%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12%Electricity
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 15,904. Population change in the 1990s: -738 (-4.6%).

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


57% of the 08609 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Jersey.

90% of the 08609 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% 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): 27
Here:

1.8%
New Jersey:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 82
Here:

5.8%
New Jersey:

11.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 84
Here:

14.1%
New Jersey:

24.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 132,750Management occupations
  • 45,547Health technologists and technicians
  • 42,122Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 40,250Education, training, and library occupations
  • 34,239Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 29,224Production occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (TRENTON, NJ):

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:

  • 270 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 140 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 64 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 36 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 306 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 93 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 75 people in other group homes
  • 41 people in halfway houses
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 10 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED46$142,21626$116,025127$148,8179$30,0141$102,94028$145,8950$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$212,3601$120,44025$122,4814$31,3980$01$266,5400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$125,8569$73,763174$124,35435$40,9611$227,96031$130,8561$4,730
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$121,9225$206,18069$144,5114$35,6500$06$120,0130$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$97,8334$72,49317$139,7712$82,4000$06$78,9970$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$147,2082$195,0600$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$142,1261$192,0701$66,010
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$293,7000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$56,5201$99,2900$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 08609 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16870.4 years
Mary15077.7 years
James11569.5 years
William10969.4 years
Joseph10072.9 years
Robert6963.5 years
George6770.4 years
Edward6169.9 years
Helen6177.1 years
Charles6072.1 years
Most common last names in zip code 08609 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5268.4 years
Williams4864.8 years
Johnson4166.9 years
Brown3964.8 years
Jones2662.0 years
Jackson2169.2 years
Taylor1969.5 years
Thomas1869.9 years
Miller1777.0 years
Davis1768.0 years
Businesses in zip code 08609
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1H&R Block1
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets1
CVS1New Balance1
Circle K1Rite Aid1
Cricket Wireless1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts2UPS2
FedEx1

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