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ZIP Code 17579

Primary City:Strasburg, PA (View All Cities)
County: Lancaster County
Timezone: Eastern (11:01am)
Area code: 717 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.96, -76.18
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17579

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 17579. 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 17579. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 17579, 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:
Strasburg, PA
Unacceptable:
Edisonville, Hessdale

Stats and Demographics for the 17579 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17579 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 17579 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 17579 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,935
Population Density 426 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,179
Median Home Value $222,700
Land Area 13.92 sq mi
Water Area 0.08 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,096
Median Household Income $66,844

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male23423622824716717116315516422524120117411096674121
Female199240240205166170143173184213255214177133106775346
Total4334764684523333413063283484384964153512432021449467

Gender

 Male 2,941 50%
 Female 2,994 50%
Gender

Race

 White 5,761 97.1%
 Black Or African American 29 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 29 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.1%
 Other Race 31 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 77 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1215223841737822513146
Renter50145102855934157
Total6229734050243725914653

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,416 68%
 Single Guardian 212 10%
 Singles 385 18%
 Singles With Roommate 83 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,357 65%
 Households with Kids 739 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4745474438524254505241435042495166443738
Female2945494144524352494746474654405448372630
Total76909685821048510699998790969689105114816368

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17579 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17579 were primarily built in the 1980s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 17579 real estate data, the median home value of $222,700 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 17579. Rentals in 17579 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17579 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,935 100%
 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 1,071 49%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 528 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 497 23%
 Households Vacant 83 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 18 22%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 6%
 For Sale Only 14 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 11 13%
 For Migrant Workers 2 2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 31 37%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 22 6%
 2 Bedroom 159 45%
 3+ Bedroom 171 49%
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 $66,844 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 17579 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 17579 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 1,890 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,334 30%
 No Earnings 1,197 27%
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 1,890 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,334 30%
 No Earnings 1,197 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,600 89.5%
 Public transportation 14 0.5%
 Taxicab 33 1.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 122 4.2%
 Worked at Home 136 4.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 290 16%
 High School Graduate 955 54%
 Associate's degree 115 6%
 Bachelor's degree 239 13%
 Master's degree 121 7%
 Professional school degree 31 2%
 Doctorate degree 22 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,012 67.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 329 21.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 160 10.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 17579

ZIP Code 17579 is in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 17579.

Strasburg Elementary School
Fulton and Franklin Streets
Strasburg, PA 17579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lampeter-Strasburg School District
Beaver Valley School
510 May Post Office Rd
Strasburg, PA 17579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Edisonville School
1441 Village Rd
Strasburg, PA 17579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Sycamore School
540 Weaver Rd
Strasburg, PA 17579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Locust Ridge School
1 Bishop Rd
Strasburg, PA 17579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Bunker Hill School
793 Deiter Rd
Strasburg, PA 17579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
North Jackson Street School
442 N Jackson St
Strasburg, PA 17579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
White Oak School
2277 White Oar Rd
Strasburg, PA 17579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Sides Mill School
127 Lantz Rd
Strasburg, PA 17579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
White Oak Amish School
2277 White Oar Rd
Strasburg, PA 17579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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