90242 Zip Code Profile

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Welcome to DOWNEY, CA 90242

90242 is a densely populated, upscale urban zip code in Downey, California. The population is racially diverse, and about evenly divided between singles and married couples. At $434,000 the average home value here is a bit higher than average for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metro area, so this probably isn't the place to look for housing bargains.

The average family income here is $54,898/year. This is less than the national average of $70,000/year. However, the national average number is a little misleading because there are some very wealthy Americans earning $50 million a year or more. (Wouldn't that be nice!) This pushes the national average higher than in would be without those edge cases. The median household income in the US (median, meaning half of US households make more and half make less) is at about $50,000/year. Median family income in 90242 is $46,246.

An intersting fact about income: Men in 90242 earn an average of $31,957/year. Women earn only $22,999/year.

16,641 people in 90242 have jobs. This statistic includes anyone over the age of 16.

Are you thinking about moving to a neighborhood in 90242? You might be interested to know that the average commute time to work for people living here is not bad, only 29.4 minutes.

The median age here is 32. There are 21,207 men and 22,290 women. The median age for men is 31 while for women the median age is 33.

To give you a sense of the community, 18,858 people (out of the 43,497 people live here) have lived in their home at least 5 years. The Post Office delivers mail to 12,478 homes, and 535 businesses every day. 362 people ride bikes or walk to work on a fairly regular basis.

90242 Zip code is located in the Pacific time zone at 34 degrees latitude (Fun Fact: this is the same latitude as Kabul, Afghanistan!) and -118 degrees longitude. It has an average elevation of 104 feet above sea levell.

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  • Demographics

  • Total Population: 43,497
  • White Population: 25,125
  • Black Population: 2,597
  • Hispanic Population: 31,578
  • Asian Population: 3,158
  • Hawaiian Population: 214
  • Indian Population: 587
  • Male Population: 21,207
  • Female Population: 22,290
  • Median Age: 32
  • Median Age of Males: 31
  • Median Age of Females: 33
  • Geography

  • Region: West
  • Division: Pacific
  • State: California
  • CSA Name: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA
  • CBSA Type: Metropolitan
  • CBSA Name: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA
  • County: Los Angeles
  • City: Downey
  • Longitude: -118.1
  • Latitude: 33.9
  • Elevation: 104 feet above sea levele
  • Area code: 562
  • Marital Status

  • Average Age

  • The Commute to Work

  • Total commuters: 16,164
  • Drive alone: 11,672
  • Carpool: 3,412
  • Public transit: 603
  • Ride bikes or walk: 362

  • Average commute time: 29.4 minutes.
  •    0 - 5: 165
  •    5 - 9: 898
  •    10 - 14: 1,544
  •    15 - 19: 2,246
  •    20 - 24: 2,839
  •    25 - 29: 1,157
  •    30 - 34: 2,912
  •    35 - 39: 547
  •    40 - 44: 660
  •    45 - 59: 1,552
  •    60 - 89: 1,257
  •    90 plus: 387
  • The Economics

  • Average House Value: $434,000
  • Average Annual Household Income: $56,831
  • Businesses: 385
  • Employees: 9,543
  • Annual Payroll: $495,106,000
  • Average Family Income: $54,898
  • Median Family Income: $42,956
  • Average Income for Men: $31,957
  • Average Income for Women: $22,999
  • Other Stuff

  • County FIPS Code: 037
  • State FIPS Code: 06

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Schools in 90242 Zip Code

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Primary Schools
Alameda Elementary
8613 East Alameda St.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3589
Gauldin Elementary
9724 Spry St.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3582
Imperial Elementary
8133 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3578
Lewis Elementary
13220 South Bellflower Blvd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3590
Ward Elementary
8851 East Adoree Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3591
Middle Schools
Carpenter Elementary
9439 East Foster Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3588
Sussman Middle
12500 Birchdale Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3572
West Middle
11985 Old River School Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3565
High Schools
Los Angeles County Alternative/Opportunity
9300 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 803-8467
Los Angeles County Rop
9300 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 922-6854
Other Schools
Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall/Community
9300 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 803-8204
Los Angeles County Special Education
9300 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 803-8306

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In the 90242 zip code, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://meganslaw.ca.gov/disclaimer.htm. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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