Staten Island by the numbers: Income, jobs and education data by ZIP code
on January 13, 2015 at 5:30 AM, updated January 15, 2015 at 2:33 PM
Its wealthiest ZIP code — as defined by median household income — is the 10308, and its most impoverished is the 10303.
Median household income in the 10308 which is roughly coterminous with Great Kills is 80 percent greater than median household income in the 10303, which spans Mariners Harbor, Arlington and parts of Bloomfield.
Since 2000, the median household income on Staten Island, reported as $73,496 in the most recent census, has increased by approximately 34 percent, a rate almost identical to the rate of inflation.
Click on the outlined ZIP codes in the interactive map above to see more information about your ZIP code. The darker green the area, the higher the median household income of the ZIP code’s residents.
Known as a bastion of city workers, Staten Island is home to a great many cops, firefighters and teachers.
According to the latest census, nearly one-quarter of borough residents 22.3 percent were employed by the government. By contrast, no more than 16 percent of any other borough’s populace was composed of public workers.
The relative stability of public sector employment proved a saving grace for many Staten Islanders during the economic recession. The Island ZIP codes that have taken the largest economic strides since 2000 are often the ones with the greatest growth in their proportion of government workers.
Click on the outlined ZIP codes in the interactive map above to see more information about your ZIP code. The darker purple the area, the higher the percentage of publicly employed workers there are among the ZIP code’s residents.
Education level is a major factor in career earnings potential. Studies show that college graduates make more over their lifetimes than people who earn only high school diplomas, and that holders of advanced degrees master’s, doctorates and professional degrees earn more than college grads who possess only a bachelor’s degree.
When analyzing Staten Island by ZIP code, however, the percentage of high school graduates living in an area is more indicative of that area’s overall economic health than is the percentage of college grads.
Staten Island’s four highest-earning ZIP codes are the only ones where more than 90 percent of adult residents are high school graduates. Conversely, the three lowest-earning ZIPs on the Island are the ones where the smallest percentage of adults have earned a high school diploma.
The borough’s four highest-earning ZIPs rank sixth, fifth, eighth and second, respectively, in percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree.
The 10301, which includes St. George, New Brighton, Randall Manor, Silver Lake, Sunnyside and parts of Grymes Hill, Emerson Hill and Todt Hill, actually has the highest percentage of college graduates despite being the ZIP with the third lowest income.
Click on the outlined ZIP codes in the interactive map above to see more information about your ZIP code. The darker blue the area, the higher the percentage of college graduates there are among the ZIP code’s residents.