08817 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 44,646
Zip code population in 2010: 44,621
Zip code population in 2000: 45,274

Houses and condos: 16,006
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,366
% of renters here:

42%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 08817: 121.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 10.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 4,175 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 08817
Zip code 08817 (, New Jersey) real estate house value trends

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

2.1% ($6,448)
New Jersey:

2.4% ($7,331)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,424 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $6,507 (2.2%)

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Males: 22,680  (50.8%)
Females: 21,966  (49.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 08817:

For population 15 years and over in 08817:

Zip code 08817 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Races in zip code 08817

  • Zip code 08817 races chart
    • 19,092White population
    • 3,541Black population
    • 92American Indian population
    • 15,888Asian population
    • 17Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 79Some other race population
    • 903Two or more races population
    • 5,009Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $307,500
08817:

$307,500
New Jersey:

$307,700
Median resident age:
This zip code:

35.5 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 08817, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $64,050 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$64,050
State:

$79,688

Salary/wage: $60,992 (reported on 87.9% of returns)
Here:

$60,992
State:

$68,122
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.3% for AGIs below $25k, 81.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 88.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 72.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,099 (reported on 36.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,099
New Jersey:

$2,193
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,619 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,619
State:

$6,828
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,540 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

+$1,540
State:

+$15,358
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,565 (reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

+$13,565
State:

+$19,577
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,565 (reported on 7.2% of returns)
08817:

$13,565
New Jersey:

$18,214
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $18,755 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
08817:

$18,755
New Jersey:

$24,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $22,579 (22% of AGI, reported on 37.7% of returns)
Here:

$22,579
State:

$30,827

Here:

22.4% of AGI
State:

21.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.2% for AGIs below $25k, 12.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 14.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,777 (reported on 30.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,777
State:

$3,451
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $10,398 (reported on 37.6% of returns)
08817:

$10,398
State:

$15,801
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $25k, 4.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,927 (reported on 10.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,927
State:

$2,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 61.3%
Here:

61%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 56.9% for AGIs below $25k, 60.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 63.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 68.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 08817, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $52,648 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$52,648
State:

$64,921

Salary/wage: $51,087 (reported on 89.3% of returns)
Here:

$51,087
State:

$57,755
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 105.2% for AGIs below $10k, 76.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 87.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 91.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 83.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,012 (reported on 55.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,012
New Jersey:

$2,068
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,662 (reported on 26.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,662
State:

$3,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,627 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

+$2,627
State:

+$13,591
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.2% for AGIs below $10k, -0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,823 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
Here:

+$10,823
State:

+$17,520
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 5.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,322 (reported on 4.1% of returns)
08817:

$3,322
New Jersey:

$3,270
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $13,610 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
Here:

$13,610
New Jersey:

$17,258
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,377 (23% of AGI, reported on 40.2% of returns)
Here:

$18,377
State:

$23,924

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.4% for AGIs below $10k, 11.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,769 (3% of AGI, reported on 35.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,769
State:

$3,242

Here:

3.3% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $7,320 (reported on 81.9% of returns)
08817:

$7,320
State:

$12,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,444 (reported on 7.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,444
State:

$1,711

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 59.6%
Here:

60%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 50.9% for AGIs below $10k, 60.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$85,152
New Jersey:

$70,165
08817 map Nearest zip codes: 08904, 08840, 08837, 08901, 07080, 08820.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

60.5%
New Jersey:

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

5.2%
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: 500
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 14,767


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 620 (521 now married, 99 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 10,626 (5,967 now married, 4,659 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 08817 with a mortgage: 6,224 (223 second mortgage, 1,168 home equity loan, 46 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,677

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,244
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S860

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

7.4%
Whole state:

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

3.5%
Whole state:

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

6.3
State:

6.8
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 08817: Sutton - Kilmer Industrial Campus (A), Metuchen Yard (B), Edison First Aid Squad 1 (C), Edison Division of Fire Station 1 (D), Edison Division of Fire Station 2 (E), Visual Arts Building (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 08817 include: Stelton Baptist Church (A), Church of Jesus Christ (B), Saint Matthew's Roman Catholic Church (C), Lord of Hope Presbyterian Church (D), Abundant Life Christian Center (E), Saint James Episcopal Church (F), Saint Margaret and Marys Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoir: Silver Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Brook (A), Rum Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 08817 include: Baird Field (1), Central Avenue Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 3632000 to 2009
  • 1,2181990 to 1999
  • 4,0531980 to 1989
  • 2,0261970 to 1979
  • 2,1281960 to 1969
  • 4,2071950 to 1959
  • 9111940 to 1949
  • 1,1001939 or earlier

Zip code 08817 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 08817

  • 0no bedroom
  • 3871 bedroom
  • 1,8592 bedrooms
  • 4,1003 bedrooms
  • 1,9964 bedrooms
  • 5595+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 08817

  • 101no bedroom
  • 2,5771 bedroom
  • 2,4952 bedrooms
  • 1,0603 bedrooms
  • 754 bedrooms
  • 585+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in 08817 in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 190no vehicle
  • 2,4051 vehicle
  • 4,2352 vehicles
  • 1,5233 vehicles
  • 4554 vehicles
  • 935+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in 08817 in renter-occupied apartments

  • 525no vehicle
  • 3,3481 vehicle
  • 2,0122 vehicles
  • 4183 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,418.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $306,901.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $307,500
08817:

$307,500
New Jersey:

$307,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $248,600 - $385,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $322,285
Townhouses or other attached units: $310,561
In 2-unit structures: $264,590
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $572,369
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,674
Mobile homes: $89,565

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 9.4%

Neighborhoods in zip code 08817:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 57.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 43,518

Size of family households: 3,727 2-persons, 3,402 3-persons, 2,964 4-persons, 947 5-persons, 219 6-persons, 224 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,028 1-person, 540 2-persons, 193 3-persons, 23 4-persons

7,309 married couples with children.
1,719 single-parent households (427 men, 1,292 women).

50.0% of residents of 08817 zip code speak English at home.
9.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% very well, 19% well, 12% not well, 4% not at all).
18.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% very well, 20% well, 6% not well, 1% not at all).
20.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% very well, 35% well, 9% not well, 3% not at all).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (70% very well, 18% well, 10% not well, 2% not at all).

Foreign born population: 17,758 (39.8%)
(45.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

39.8%
Whole state:

21.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 50%India
  • 6%Philippines
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Mexico
  • 3%Korea
  • 3%Vietnam
  • 2%Taiwan

Most common first ancestries reported in 08817 (%)

  • 56%Other groups
  • 8%Italian
  • 6%Irish
  • 5%Polish
  • 3%German
  • 2%American
  • 2%Hungarian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 8652010 or later
  • 8,3752000 to 2009
  • 4,3091990 to 1999
  • 4,726Before 1990

Zip code 08817 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 08817 not listed on the city page:

  • LINDENEAU (Students: 512; Location: BLOSSOM ST, EDISON, NJ; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN MARSHALL (Students: 473; Location: CORNELL ST, EDISON, NJ; Grades: KG - 05)
There are 183 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 08817.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 08817:

All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 08817

Zip code 08817 marital status for males
Zip code 08817 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 86%Utility gas
  • 7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5%Electricity
  • 1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 41,245. Population change in the 1990s: +4,029 (+9.8%).

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


61% of the 08817 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Jersey.

85% of the 08817 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% 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): 477
Here:

11.8%
New Jersey:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 268
Here:

12.2%
New Jersey:

11.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 349
Here:

16.7%
New Jersey:

24.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 103,452Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 94,101Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 77,891Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 76,375Management occupations
  • 73,250Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 67,083Life, physical, and social science occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (EDISON, 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:

  • 453 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 197 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 119 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 110 people in college/university student housing
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 538 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 345 people in nursing homes
  • 96 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 90 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 4 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 ORIGINATED140$264,793306$223,8251,392$231,41375$102,1281$2,000,00052$171,7462$117,050
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$259,11938$230,335147$244,66616$72,0240$06$153,0170$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED33$259,29256$257,250612$244,27657$128,4020$055$189,7131$121,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$284,79441$235,585397$250,99220$130,5452$439,7008$146,7050$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$223,40818$249,703109$247,2816$24,7430$06$127,2780$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED59$247,26616$343,496
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$276,93216$266,788
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$285,7665$322,546
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$338,225
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$277,5500$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 08817 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John44172.7 years
Mary42179.0 years
Anna27182.2 years
Joseph25973.0 years
William24872.2 years
Helen20479.0 years
James18269.4 years
Margaret17079.7 years
Frank16775.3 years
Robert15965.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 08817 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5774.5 years
Miller4671.8 years
Johnson3471.2 years
Toth3176.5 years
Brown2976.2 years
Anderson2578.2 years
Patel2371.4 years
Murphy2173.8 years
Hansen2183.4 years
Davis2175.0 years
Businesses in zip code 08817
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5Nissan1
AT&T2Outback1
Advance Auto Parts1Outback Steakhouse1
Arby's1Pathmark1
Audi1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
BMW1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Catherines1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Costco1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Decora Cabinetry4Sam's Club1
DressBarn1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts7Subway4
FedEx7T.J.Maxx1
GameStop1Toys"R"Us1
H&R Block1True Value1
Harmon Face Values1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS7
HomeTown Buffet1Verizon Wireless1
Honda1Volkswagen1
Marriott1Walgreens2
MasterBrand Cabinets8Walmart1
McDonald's2Wendy's1

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