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ZIP Code 17820

Primary City:Catawissa, PA (View All Cities)
County: Columbia County
Timezone: Eastern (12:22pm)
Area code: 570 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.9, -76.4
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17820

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 17820. 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 17820. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 17820, 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:
Catawissa, PA
Unacceptable:
Kulp, Locust, Mayberry, Mill Grove, Parrs Mill, Queen City, Roaring Creek

Stats and Demographics for the 17820 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17820 is located in east 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 17820 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 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 17820 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,556
Population Density 61 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,732
Median Home Value $141,800
Land Area 90.42 sq mi
Water Area 1.50 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,345
Median Household Income $47,813

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male16016619516712412513217319619922821622213397816739
Female1491711451491491471341941642352582211901321161119774
Total309337340316273272266367360434486437412265213192164113

Gender

 Male 2,720 49%
 Female 2,836 51%
Gender

Race

 White 5,457 98.2%
 Black Or African American 15 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 15 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.1%
 Other Race 12 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 49 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1614830541045326320056
Renter3996888855435629
Total5524439349850830625685

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,271 54%
 Single Guardian 311 13%
 Singles 638 27%
 Singles With Roommate 125 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,707 73%
 Households with Kids 638 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3228383737273428404938373140392540352820
Female2543243943422833252126313631372736282128
Total5771627680696261657064686771765276634948

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17820 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17820 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 17820 real estate data, the median home value of $141,800 is slightly less 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 17820. Rentals in 17820 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17820 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,553 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 3 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,027 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 824 30%
 Renter Occupied Households 494 18%
 Households Vacant 387 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 36 9.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.3%
 For Sale Only 28 7.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 17 4.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 210 54.3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 95 24.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 136 29%
 2 Bedroom 103 22%
 3+ Bedroom 223 48%
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 $47,813 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 17820 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 17820 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,899 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,062 23%
 No Earnings 1,633 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 1,899 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,062 23%
 No Earnings 1,633 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,473 93.4%
 Public transportation 6 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 54 2.0%
 Worked at Home 116 4.4%
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 239 12%
 High School Graduate 1,213 61%
 Associate's degree 189 9%
 Bachelor's degree 242 12%
 Master's degree 71 4%
 Professional school degree 22 1%
 Doctorate degree 20 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 752 77.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 92 9.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 125 12.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 17820

ZIP Code 17820 is in the Southern Columbia Area School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 17820.

Southern Columbia Ms
810 Southern Dr
Catawissa, PA 17820
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Southern Columbia Area School District
Hartman El Center
802 Southern Dr
Catawissa, PA 17820
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Southern Columbia Area School District
Southern Columbia High School
812 Southern Dr
Catawissa, PA 17820
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Southern Columbia Area School District

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