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ZIP Code 17236

Primary City:Mercersburg, PA (View All Cities)
County: Franklin County
Timezone: Eastern (3:15am)
Area code: 717 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.8, -78.0
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17236

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 17236. 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 17236. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 17236, 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:
Mercersburg, PA
Unacceptable:
Africa, Charlestown, Claylick, Cove Gap, Dickey, Kasiesville, Markes, Peters, Shimpstown, Sylvan

Stats and Demographics for the 17236 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17236 is located in south Pennsylvania and covers a slightly higher 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 17236 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 17236 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,895
Population Density 72 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,738
Median Home Value $180,900
Land Area 123.91 sq mi
Water Area 0.09 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,341
Median Household Income $54,808

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2772572934722272152132913063403612922962211531095657
Female2632782943852352082463033003393513012692331611229279
Total540535587857462423459594606679712593565454314231148136

Gender

 Male 4,436 50%
 Female 4,459 50%
Gender

Race

 White 8,443 94.9%
 Black Or African American 185 2.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 13 0.1%
 Asian 66 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 47 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 140 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3420245160456540520575
Renter7417914816991694822
Total10838159977365647425397

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,042 61%
 Single Guardian 419 13%
 Singles 725 22%
 Singles With Roommate 155 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,269 68%
 Households with Kids 1,072 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male544560564466396543685944546882110120986237
Female6464474757555346676755486361659887855044
Total118109107103101121921111101351149211712914720820718311281

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17236 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17236 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 17236 real estate data, the median home value of $180,900 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 17236 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 17236 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17236 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,554 96%
 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 341 4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,606 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 935 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 800 21%
 Households Vacant 397 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 59 14.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 1.3%
 For Sale Only 46 11.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 0.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 169 42.6%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 114 28.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 21 2%
 1 Bedroom 102 12%
 2 Bedroom 265 30%
 3+ Bedroom 488 56%
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 $54,808 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 17236 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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. Most commuters in 17236 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,827 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,695 26%
 No Earnings 2,048 31%
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 2,827 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,695 26%
 No Earnings 2,048 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,419 89.6%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 13 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 147 3.9%
 Worked at Home 237 6.2%
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. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 585 20.0%
 High School Graduate 1,772 60.5%
 Associate's degree 136 4.6%
 Bachelor's degree 220 7.5%
 Master's degree 184 6.3%
 Professional school degree 32 1.1%
 Doctorate degree 1 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,110 67.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 322 19.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 224 13.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 17236

ZIP Code 17236 is in the Tuscarora School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 17236.

Montgomery Elementary School
9138 Fort Loudon Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tuscarora School District
Mountain View Elementary School
2311 Lemar Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tuscarora School District
James Buchanan Ms
5191 Fort Loudon Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Tuscarora School District
Mercersburg Elementary School
30 South Park Ave
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tuscarora School District
James Buchanan High School
4773 Fort Loudon Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tuscarora School District
Mercersburg Academy
300 E Seminary St
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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