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ZIP Code 17512

Primary City:Columbia, PA (View All Cities)
County: Lancaster County
Timezone: Eastern (5:35am)
Area code: 717 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.04, -76.48
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17512

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 17512. 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 17512. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 17512, 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:
Columbia, PA
Unacceptable:
Ironville, Kinderhook

Stats and Demographics for the 17512 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17512 is located in southeast 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 17512 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 families and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 17512 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,836
Population Density 1,096 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,580
Median Home Value $126,900
Land Area 16.28 sq mi
Water Area 4.87 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,109
Median Household Income $48,042

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male644572568569492521498569597680740598471318252210154131
Female601593504553550569550562566724692628503357303265319413
Total1,2451,1651,0721,1221,0421,0901,0481,1311,1631,4041,4321,226974675555475473544

Gender

 Male 8,584 48%
 Female 9,252 52%
Gender

Race

 White 15,911 89.2%
 Black Or African American 703 3.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 44 0.2%
 Asian 129 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 567 3.2%
 Two Or More Races 477 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner475528161,1801,000550356122
Renter210464401432282239254204
Total2571,0161,2171,6121,282789610326

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,312 47%
 Single Guardian 1,335 19%
 Singles 2,016 28%
 Singles With Roommate 446 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,854 68%
 Households with Kids 2,255 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male12714613012410512213010610910412010512011912612211711193105
Female12012711311912610510013612610882100112102103106128110106107
Total247273243243231227230242235212202205232221229228245221199212

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17512 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17512 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 17512 real estate data, the median home value of $126,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 17512 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 17512 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17512 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,503 98.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 264 1.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 69 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,294 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,329 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,486 33%
 Households Vacant 471 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 154 33%
 Rented & Unoccupied 12 3%
 For Sale Only 98 21%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 42 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 153 32%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 75 3%
 1 Bedroom 549 25%
 2 Bedroom 793 37%
 3+ Bedroom 738 34%
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 $48,042 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 17512 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. More commuters in 17512 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 5,928 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,409 25%
 No Earnings 4,356 32%
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 5,928 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,409 25%
 No Earnings 4,356 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,505 91.1%
 Public transportation 161 2.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 29 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 394 4.8%
 Worked at Home 148 1.8%
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 949 17.5%
 High School Graduate 3,091 56.9%
 Associate's degree 512 9.4%
 Bachelor's degree 687 12.6%
 Master's degree 120 2.2%
 Professional school degree 33 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 40 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,606 78.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 327 9.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 379 11.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 17512

ZIP Code 17512 is in the Columbia Borough School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 17512.

Taylor Elementary School
45 North 9th St
Columbia, PA 17512
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Columbia Borough School District
Park Elementary School
50 South 6th St
Columbia, PA 17512
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Columbia Borough School District
Columbia Jshs
901 Ironville Pk
Columbia, PA 17512
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Columbia Borough School District
Our Lady of the Angels School
215 Union St
Columbia, PA 17512
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Little People Daycare
780 Chickies Hill Rd
Columbia, PA 17512
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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