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ZIP Code 17048

Primary City:Lykens, PA (View All Cities)
County: Dauphin County
Timezone: Eastern (8:53pm)
Area code: 717 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.60, -76.72
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17048

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 17048. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 17048. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 17048, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Lykens, PA
Unacceptable:
Erdman, Loyalton, Specktown

Stats and Demographics for the 17048 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17048 is located in south Pennsylvania and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 17048 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 17048 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,046
Population Density 117 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,757
Median Home Value $90,600
Land Area 34.69 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,559
Median Household Income $46,762

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1711701461391061291181191331461411331139967444728
Female137158141110961011191251111541501211297980786741
Total30832828724920223023724424430029125424217814712211469

Gender

 Male 2,049 51%
 Female 1,997 49%
Gender

Race

 White 3,933 97.2%
 Black Or African American 14 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 8 0.2%
 Asian 26 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 28 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 36 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1912718826724217313042
Renter3269676053433710
Total5119625532729521616752

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 882 57%
 Single Guardian 197 13%
 Singles 410 26%
 Singles With Roommate 70 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,074 69%
 Households with Kids 485 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3535402944223132412421382934242742242226
Female2823322638363421292540302818152628271414
Total6358725582586553704961685752395370513640

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17048 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17048 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 17048 real estate data, the median home value of $90,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 17048 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 17048 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17048 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,046 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 663 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 525 30%
 Renter Occupied Households 371 21%
 Households Vacant 198 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 22 11%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Sale Only 42 21%
 Sold & Unoccupied 24 12%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 22 11%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 86 43%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 5 1%
 1 Bedroom 62 17%
 2 Bedroom 142 40%
 3+ Bedroom 147 41%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $46,762 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 17048 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 17048. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,272 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 670 22%
 No Earnings 1,074 36%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,272 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 670 22%
 No Earnings 1,074 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,525 88.0%
 Public transportation 10 0.6%
 Taxicab 7 0.4%
 Motorcycle 3 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 83 4.8%
 Worked at Home 105 6.1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 280 21.9%
 High School Graduate 796 62.4%
 Associate's degree 78 6.1%
 Bachelor's degree 82 6.4%
 Master's degree 29 2.3%
 Professional school degree 7 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 4 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 471 50.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 287 31.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 167 18.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 17048

ZIP Code 17048 is in the Upper Dauphin Area School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 17048.

Upper Dauphin Area Ms
5668 State Route 209
Lykens, PA 17048
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Upper Dauphin Area School District
Upper Dauphin Area Elementary School
5668 State Route 209
Lykens, PA 17048
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Upper Dauphin Area School District
Mahantango School
Luxenburg Rd
Lykens, PA 17048
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Rolling Acres School
329 Smucker Hill Rd
Lykens, PA 17048
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Windy Knoll School
242 Price Ln
Lykens, PA 17048
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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