Sandy Hook, CT 06482 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 06482: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Fairfield County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.41, Longitude -73.251
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 142
  • PO Box Addresses: 46
  • Residential Addresses: 3,961
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,961

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Sandy Hook, CT 06482 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,453
Daytime Population: Workers 2,731
Daytime Population: Residents 6,059
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,790
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 12,037
Population in Familes 10,713
Population in Group Qrtrs 416
Population Density2 604
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $111,845
Average Household Income $149,841
Per Capita Income $51,188


Total Housing Units 4,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,606 (82.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 575 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $438,793
Average Home Value $468,975


Total Households 4,181
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 3,226
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.64% 0.64%
Households 0.45% 0.55%
Families 0.41% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Sandy Hook, CT 06482 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 06482 to the other 275 ZIP Codes in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 115 59th
Population Density # 139 50th
Diversity Index # 145 48th
Median Household Income # 39 86th
Per Capita Income # 54 81st

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