08879 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Sayreville, NJ (31.43%), Laurence Harbor, NJ (26.40%), South Amboy, NJ (24.17%), Madison Park, NJ (12.39%)
County: Middlesex County, NJ
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 22,974
Zip code population in 2010: 23,537
Zip code population in 2000: 21,956

Houses and condos: 9,641
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,241
% of renters here:

35%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 08879: 120.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 7.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 3,200 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 08879
Zip code 08879 (Sayreville, 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% ($5,940)
New Jersey:

2.4% ($7,331)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,075 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,578 (2.1%)

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Males: 11,122  (48.4%)
Females: 11,852  (51.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 08879:

For population 15 years and over in 08879:

Zip code 08879 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Races in zip code 08879

  • Zip code 08879 races chart
    • 16,240White population
    • 1,508Black population
    • 28American Indian population
    • 2,439Asian population
    • 6Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 58Some other race population
    • 405Two or more races population
    • 2,853Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $285,900
08879:

$285,900
New Jersey:

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

40.9 years
New Jersey median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 08879, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $57,809 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$57,809
State:

$79,688

Salary/wage: $54,602 (reported on 84.6% of returns)
Here:

$54,602
State:

$68,122
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 67.7% for AGIs below $25k, 76.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 84.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 76.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $871 (reported on 36.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$871
New Jersey:

$2,193
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,138 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,138
State:

$6,828
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,721 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

+$1,721
State:

+$15,358
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,824 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

+$13,824
State:

+$19,577
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.2% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,642 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
08879:

$12,642
New Jersey:

$18,214
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $16,050 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
08879:

$16,050
New Jersey:

$24,511

Total itemized deductions: $22,486 (24% of AGI, reported on 41.7% of returns)
Here:

$22,486
State:

$30,827

Here:

24.2% of AGI
State:

21.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.1% for AGIs below $25k, 13.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,211 (reported on 35.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,211
State:

$3,451
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $9,960 (reported on 41.4% of returns)
08879:

$9,960
State:

$15,801
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $25k, 4.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,948 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,948
State:

$2,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 61.0%
Here:

61%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 55.7% for AGIs below $25k, 58.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 70.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 08879, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $51,365 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$51,365
State:

$64,921

Salary/wage: $47,926 (reported on 86.2% of returns)
Here:

$47,926
State:

$57,755
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.3% for AGIs below $10k, 70.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 89.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,099 (reported on 53.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,099
New Jersey:

$2,068
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,352 (reported on 24.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,352
State:

$3,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,750 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

+$4,750
State:

+$13,591
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.2% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,734 (reported on 9.9% of returns)
Here:

+$11,734
State:

+$17,520
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs below $10k, 6.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,916 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
08879:

$2,916
New Jersey:

$3,270
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% 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: $13,975 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
Here:

$13,975
New Jersey:

$17,258

Total itemized deductions: $18,839 (24% of AGI, reported on 43.0% of returns)
Here:

$18,839
State:

$23,924

Here:

23.9% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.0% for AGIs below $10k, 12.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 13.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,154 (3% of AGI, reported on 39.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,154
State:

$3,242

Here:

2.7% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $7,131 (reported on 81.0% of returns)
08879:

$7,131
State:

$12,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,481 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,481
State:

$1,711

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.2%
Here:

62%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 51.7% for AGIs below $10k, 60.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$72,508
New Jersey:

$70,165
Sayreville, NJ (08879) map Nearest zip codes: 08859, 07721, 08861, 07747, 08832, 10307.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

55.0%
New Jersey:

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

1.8%
New Jersey:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 456
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 8,715


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 341 (244 now married, 97 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 5,413 (2,696 now married, 2,717 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 08879 with a mortgage: 4,023 (136 second mortgage, 662 home equity loan, 35 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,907

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,236
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S792

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

5.7%
Whole state:

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

3.7%
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:

3.9
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 08879: South Amboy Junction (A), Whitehead Dock (B), South Amboy Progressive Hose Company Number 1 (C), South Amboy Engine Company Number 1 (D), Sayreville Fire Department Melrose Hose Company 1 (E), South Amboy First Aid Safety Squad (F), Laurence Harbor First Aid Squad (G), South Amboy Fire Department Mechanicsville Fire Company (H), South Amboy Fire Department Independence Engine and Hose (I), Laurence Harbor Fire Department (J), South Amboy Fire Department Snorkel Fire Company (K), South Amboy Fire Department Protection Fire Company (L), South Amboy Fire Department Progressive Fire Company (M), Sayreville Fire Department Morgan Heights Hose and Chemical Company (N), Morgan Hose and Chemical Company (O), Werner Generating Station (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Sayre Woods Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 08879 include: First Baptist Church (A), First Methodist Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (D), Saint Mary's Convent (E), Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (F), Community Covenant Church (G), Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church (H), Christ Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Christ Church Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Flat Creek (A), Raritan River (B), Crossway Creek (C), Stump Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 08879 include: Raritan Bay Waterfront Park (1), Victory Plaza Circle (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 5852000 to 2009
  • 5871990 to 1999
  • 4861980 to 1989
  • 7241970 to 1979
  • 1,9441960 to 1969
  • 2,8521950 to 1959
  • 8511940 to 1949
  • 1,6121939 or earlier

Zip code 08879 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sayreville, NJ (08879)

  • 24no bedroom
  • 1631 bedroom
  • 1,5202 bedrooms
  • 2,7633 bedrooms
  • 1,2704 bedrooms
  • 1905+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sayreville, NJ (08879)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1,3671 bedroom
  • 1,4482 bedrooms
  • 3693 bedrooms
  • 414 bedrooms
  • 165+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Sayreville, NJ (08879) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 276no vehicle
  • 1,6441 vehicle
  • 2,8142 vehicles
  • 8313 vehicles
  • 2984 vehicles
  • 675+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Sayreville, NJ (08879) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 508no vehicle
  • 1,6751 vehicle
  • 9012 vehicles
  • 1573 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,108.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $313,725.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $285,900
08879:

$285,900
New Jersey:

$307,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $225,100 - $359,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $331,021
Townhouses or other attached units: $265,186
In 2-unit structures: $953,016
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $175,516
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $224,604

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 9.3%

Neighborhoods in zip code 08879:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 51.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,750

Size of family households: 2,483 2-persons, 1,724 3-persons, 1,237 4-persons, 503 5-persons, 98 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,756 1-person, 267 2-persons, 22 3-persons

3,334 married couples with children.
1,098 single-parent households (161 men, 937 women).

71.9% of residents of 08879 zip code speak English at home.
8.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% very well, 21% well, 13% not well, 2% not at all).
13.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% very well, 35% well, 15% not well, 1% not at all).
4.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% very well, 17% well, 7% not well, 10% not at all).
2.0% of residents speak other language at home (47% very well, 46% well, 7% not well).

Foreign born population: 4,857 (21.1%)
(59.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

21.1%
Whole state:

21.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 18%Poland
  • 14%India
  • 10%Pakistan
  • 7%Philippines
  • 6%Dominican Republic
  • 4%Dominica
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan

Most common first ancestries reported in 08879 (%)

  • 29%Other groups
  • 15%Italian
  • 14%Polish
  • 12%Irish
  • 4%American
  • 4%German
  • 2%English

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1392010 or later
  • 2,0022000 to 2009
  • 1,2241990 to 1999
  • 1,961Before 1990

Zip code 08879 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 08879:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 08879

Zip code 08879 marital status for males
Zip code 08879 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 82%Utility gas
  • 9%Electricity
  • 7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 20,993. Population change in the 1990s: +963 (+4.6%).

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


67% of the 08879 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Jersey.

94% of the 08879 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% 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, 5% 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): 159
Here:

7.4%
New Jersey:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 86
Here:

8.0%
New Jersey:

11.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 191
Here:

19.7%
New Jersey:

24.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 118,281Legal occupations
  • 98,100Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 97,724Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 75,611Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 75,368Community and social service occupations
  • 70,688Management occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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:

  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 102 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • 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 2 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED174$244,137148$220,127952$227,97751$86,85532$195,303
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$229,7779$231,57880$260,0212$9,1753$536,870
APPLICATIONS DENIED47$251,53338$178,083503$237,04648$73,53335$223,966
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN31$244,08527$221,467260$241,23315$106,8796$202,953
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$226,9407$248,99974$259,7049$57,9624$218,910
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 14 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED39$258,38216$265,5671$180,860
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$294,5617$196,4700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$239,7346$340,7770$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$253,0574$194,4780$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$225,7102$200,1851$180,860

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 08879 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary33080.6 years
John29872.5 years
Joseph24674.1 years
William17871.6 years
Helen17779.0 years
Anna15581.4 years
Margaret14978.7 years
Edward14072.4 years
James13372.3 years
Frank12973.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 08879 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4773.2 years
Nebus2974.5 years
Johnson2675.0 years
Obrien2273.3 years
Brown2173.8 years
Kelly2077.3 years
Jankowski2079.7 years
Miller1975.9 years
Peterson1977.9 years
Sullivan1875.9 years
Businesses in zip code 08879
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins2Rite Aid1
Burger King2Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts4Taco Bell1
FedEx4UPS2
Knights Inn1White Castle1
Kohl's1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets3

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