05488 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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ZIP Code 05488: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Swanton, VT 05488

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fonda, VT 05488
Fonda Jct, VT 05488
Green Corner, VT 05488
Hog Island, VT 05488
Lakewood, VT 05488
Maquam, VT 05488
Popsquash, VT 05488
W Swanton, VT 05488
West Swanton, VT 05488

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Franklin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.93, Longitude -73.119
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 178
  • PO Box Addresses: 180
  • Residential Addresses: 3,335
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 59
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,276

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: April 1, 2024, Maps updated: May 1, 2024.


Swanton, VT 05488 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 8,351 (100%)
Population in Households 8,143 (97.5%)
Population in Families 6,461 (77.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 208 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 121
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $74,029
Average Household Income $97,898
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $38,883
Wealth Index5 87
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (51.5)


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,535 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 778 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 818 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $292,500
Average Home Value $327,515
Housing Affordability Index3 92


Total Households 3,313
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,234
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 1.01% 0.76%
Households 1.43% 0.95%
Families   0.82%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   3.23%
Owner Occupied HU   1.24%

Swanton, VT 05488 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 05488 to the other 258 ZIP Codes in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 19 93rd
Population Density # 43 84th
Median Household Income # 114 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 128 50th
Per Capita Income # 158 39th
Diversity Index # 49 81st

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