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Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,900
Zip code population in 2010: 2,233
Zip code population in 2000: 2,397

Houses and condos: 1,304
Renter-occupied apartments: 140
% of renters here:

18%
State:

46%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 12197: 96.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 67.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 12197
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.9% ($2,745)
New York:

1.7% ($5,732)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,946 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,345 (1.8%)

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Males: 919  (48.4%)
Females: 980  (51.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 12197:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 12197:

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

Zip code 12197 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 12197 (2019)
    • 2,10194.1%White
    • 813.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 281.3%Two or more races
    • 100.4%Black
    • 60.3%American Indian
    • 40.2%Asian
    • 30.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $142,973
12197:

$142,973
New York:

$338,700



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 12197 zip code as of December 08, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 12197 is 459 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

50.1 years
New York median age:

39.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
New York:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 12197, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $42,165 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,165
State:

$77,088

Salary/wage: $38,216 (reported on 77.9% of returns)
Here:

$38,216
State:

$60,593
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 65.6% for AGIs below $25k, 71.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $886 (reported on 37.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$886
New York:

$3,125
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,932 (reported on 26.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,932
State:

$10,299
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$500 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

+$500
State:

+$42,474
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,643 (reported on 14.7% of returns)
Here:

+$9,643
State:

+$16,168
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,956 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
12197:

$12,956
New York:

$17,621
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 4.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,925 (22% of AGI, reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

$16,925
State:

$34,985

Here:

21.6% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $1,925 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,925
State:

$5,572
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,440 (reported on 21.1% of returns)
12197:

$7,440
State:

$18,656
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,873 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,873
State:

$2,230
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 58.9%
Here:

59%
State:

66%
(% for various income ranges: 55.3% for AGIs below $25k, 56.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 12197, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,725 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,725
State:

$59,519

Salary/wage: $30,954 (reported on 79.7% of returns)
Here:

$30,954
State:

$50,673
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 149.5% for AGIs below $10k, 70.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 55.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,557 (reported on 50.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,557
New York:

$2,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.2% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,007 (reported on 29.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,007
State:

$5,394
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,448 (reported on 21.3% of returns)
Here:

+$3,448
State:

+$23,581
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -5.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,919 (reported on 17.3% of returns)
Here:

+$5,919
State:

+$13,809
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $10k, 9.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,731 (reported on 2.6% of returns)
12197:

$2,731
New York:

$3,115

Total itemized deductions: $15,123 (24% of AGI, reported on 23.0% of returns)
Here:

$15,123
State:

$25,864

Here:

24.2% of AGI
State:

21.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.7% for AGIs below $10k, 6.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,097 (3% of AGI, reported on 19.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,097
State:

$4,439

Here:

3.2% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,962 (reported on 74.1% of returns)
12197:

$3,962
State:

$11,730
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,727 (reported on 15.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,727
State:

$1,757

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.9%
Here:

63%
State:

67%
(% for various income ranges: 52.1% for AGIs below $10k, 61.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$50,928
New York:

$72,108
12197 map Nearest zip codes: 12064, 13488, 12036, 12155, 13450, 12093.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

35.2%
New York:

43.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

8.5%
New York:

43.3%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.6% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 74
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 717


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 34 (20 now married, 13 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 328 (125 now married, 203 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 12197 with a mortgage: 314 (1 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 340

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,245
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $513

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

9.4%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8
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  • Notable locations in zip code 12197: Barton Corners (A), Worcester Eastbound Rest Area (B), Worcester Free Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 12197 include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Second Baptist Church (B), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Simpson Cemetery (1), Draper Hill Cemetery (2), Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Cemetery (3), Ferris Cemetery (4), Decatur Cemetery (5), Maple Grove Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 222014 or later
  • 312010 to 2013
  • 612000 to 2009
  • 1551990 to 1999
  • 1141980 to 1989
  • 1501970 to 1979
  • 621960 to 1969
  • 901950 to 1959
  • 651940 to 1949
  • 5371939 or earlier

Zip code 12197 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 12197
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 12197
  • 12no bedroom
  • 101 bedroom
  • 1802 bedrooms
  • 2923 bedrooms
  • 1284 bedrooms
  • 295+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 12197
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 12197
  • 37no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 502 bedrooms
  • 223 bedrooms
  • 244 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 12197 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 12197 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 6no vehicle
  • 2041 vehicle
  • 2802 vehicles
  • 923 vehicles
  • 644 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 12197 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 12197 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 18no vehicle
  • 621 vehicle
  • 402 vehicles
  • 203 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 12197 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 12197 household income distribution in 2019
  • 30Less than $10,000
  • 17$10,000 to $14,999
  • 50$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15$20,000 to $24,999
  • 47$25,000 to $29,999
  • 38$30,000 to $34,999
  • 59$35,000 to $39,999
  • 59$40,000 to $44,999
  • 72$45,000 to $49,999
  • 38$50,000 to $59,999
  • 81$60,000 to $74,999
  • 88$75,000 to $99,999
  • 84$100,000 to $124,999
  • 44$125,000 to $149,999
  • 39$150,000 to $199,999
  • 14$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 12197

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 12197
  • 15$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$15,000 to $19,999
  • 11$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 6$30,000 to $34,999
  • 18$40,000 to $49,999
  • 20$50,000 to $59,999
  • 23$60,000 to $69,999
  • 15$70,000 to $79,999
  • 34$80,000 to $89,999
  • 33$90,000 to $99,999
  • 80$100,000 to $124,999
  • 69$125,000 to $149,999
  • 58$150,000 to $174,999
  • 42$175,000 to $199,999
  • 56$200,000 to $249,999
  • 60$250,000 to $299,999
  • 24$300,000 to $399,999
  • 9$400,000 to $499,999
  • 8$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 12197

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 12197
  • 3$200 to $249
  • 8$250 to $299
  • 1$300 to $349
  • 3$500 to $549
  • 22$600 to $649
  • 44$650 to $699
  • 6$700 to $749
  • 12$800 to $899
  • 12$900 to $999
  • 20No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $906.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $138,570
  • Two or more races householders: $158,859
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $162,686

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $142,973
12197:

$142,973
New York:

$338,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,312 - $206,885
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 12197

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,059
  • Two: 42
  • 3 or 4: 26
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • 20 to 49: 13
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 147

Unemployment: 4.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 12197

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 12197
  • 82.5%684Drove a car alone
  • 10.1%84Carpooled
  • 0.5%4Bus or trolley bus
  • 2.5%21Walked
  • 3.6%30Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 12197

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 12197
  • 65Less than 5 minutes
  • 315 to 9 minutes
  • 3610 to 14 minutes
  • 2515 to 19 minutes
  • 5420 to 24 minutes
  • 6425 to 29 minutes
  • 24530 to 34 minutes
  • 7535 to 39 minutes
  • 2040 to 44 minutes
  • 8245 to 59 minutes
  • 4860 to 89 minutes
  • 4690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 68.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,900
  • Male householders: 376 (84 living alone), Female householders: 415 (132 living alone)
  • 387 spouses (379 opposite-sex spouses), 50 unmarried partners, (46 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 486 children (438 natural, 23 adopted, 25 stepchildren), 29 grandchildren, 23 brothers or sisters, 17 parents, 9 foster children, 20 other relatives, 64 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 25 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 280 2-persons, 91 3-persons, 65 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 215 1-person, 50 2-persons, 14 3-persons

205 married couples with children.
81 single-parent households (6 men, 75 women).

95.4% of residents of 12197 zip code speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% very well, 6% well, 18% not well, 5% not at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% very well, 4% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 40 (2.1%)
(73.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.1%
Whole state:

22.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 28%Chile
  • 15%France
  • 10%Belgium
  • 8%Austria
  • 5%Croatia
Most common first ancestries reported in 12197
  • 18%Irish
  • 15%German
  • 12%Italian
  • 9%English
  • 7%European
  • 4%American
  • 4%Scottish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 22010 or later
  • 182000 to 2009
  • 51990 to 1999
  • 51Before 1990

Zip code 12197 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • A T & T (OFF COUNTY RD 39 - EAST APPROX in DECATUR, NY)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification

Zip code 12197 marital status for males
Zip code 12197 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 53.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.4%Wood
  • 13.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 4.3%Other fuel
  • 2.5%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Solar energy
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 2,239. Population change in the 1990s: +158 (+7.1%).

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

  • This state: 1,507
  • Northeast: 173
  • Midwest: 29
  • South: 91
  • West: 12

66% of the 12197 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New York.

91% of the 12197 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in 12197

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

1.4%
New York:

14.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

1.2%
New York:

14.8%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

58.6%
New York:

37.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 63,537Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 62,631Management occupations
  • 61,043Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 57,808Education, training, and library occupations
  • 54,788Business and financial operations occupations
  • 45,975Construction and extraction occupations

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

  • Wholesale Trade: Dairy Product (except Dried or Canned) Merchant Wholesalers (50-99 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Bed-and-Breakfast Inns (10-19: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Offices of Lawyers (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (5-9: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 17 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 12197 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.0%), and Outside Fires (24.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 12197
    • 6950.0%Structure Fires
    • 3424.6%Outside Fires
    • 3122.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 42.9%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 12197, New York

Most common first names in zip code 12197 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2773.8 years
William2572.8 years
Anna2184.2 years
Mary2184.5 years
Joseph1676.8 years
Frank1478.3 years
George1377.5 years
Charles1279.1 years
Robert1271.0 years
Ruth1087.1 years
Most common last names in zip code 12197 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sperbeck880.7 years
White777.0 years
Fancher670.0 years
Morell664.2 years
Preston668.9 years
Robinson673.2 years
Johnson582.2 years
Reed580.6 years
Skinner581.8 years
Wright586.4 years
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