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ZIP Code 17921

Primary City:Ashland, PA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Array
County: Columbia
Timezone: Eastern (7:15am)
Coordinates:40.8, -76.3
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17921

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 17921. 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 17921. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 17921, 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:
Ashland, PA
Acceptable:
Centralia, Helfenstein
Unacceptable:
Big Mine Run Junction, Fountain Springs, Homesville, Mable, Mowry, Taylorville

Stats and Demographics for the 17921 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17921 is located in east 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 17921 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 higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 17921 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,676
Population Density 203 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,227
Median Home Value $88,300
Land Area 37.74 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,673
Median Household Income $47,956

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 47

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male150155177197293467442389357411398336242152116957646
Female126116166169131191155198228241259264248173131133144104
Total276271343366424658597587585652657600490325247228220150

Gender

 Male 4,499 59%
 Female 3,177 41%
Gender

Race

 White 6,464 84.2%
 Black Or African American 852 11.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.1%
 Asian 13 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 300 3.9%
 Two Or More Races 42 0.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1316233944452629225075
Renter3799938982667135
Total50261432533608358321110

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,358 51%
 Single Guardian 420 16%
 Singles 793 30%
 Singles With Roommate 102 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,028 76%
 Households with Kids 645 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2827293525493225243039313344343536405220
Female3022372623232820223147222640343344322631
Total5849666148726045466186535984686880727851

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17921 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17921 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 17921 real estate data, the median home value of $88,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 17921. Rentals in 17921 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17921 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,074 79.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,526 19.9%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 29 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 47 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,074 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,027 32%
 Renter Occupied Households 572 18%
 Households Vacant 554 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 81 15%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 1%
 For Sale Only 73 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 77 14%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 299 54%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 9 2%
 1 Bedroom 125 22%
 2 Bedroom 142 25%
 3+ Bedroom 288 51%
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 $47,956 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 17921 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 17921 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 17921 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 2,149 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,763 27%
 No Earnings 2,597 40%
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 2,149 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,763 27%
 No Earnings 2,597 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,656 93.5%
 Public transportation 20 0.7%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 140 4.9%
 Worked at Home 26 0.9%
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 602 16.5%
 High School Graduate 2,507 68.8%
 Associate's degree 173 4.7%
 Bachelor's degree 239 6.6%
 Master's degree 73 2.0%
 Professional school degree 46 1.3%
 Doctorate degree 5 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 522 82.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 3 0.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 111 17.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 17921

ZIP Code 17921 is in the North Schuylkill School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 17921.

North Schuylkill Jshs
15 Academy Ln Route 61
Ashland, PA 17921
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: North Schuylkill School District
North Schuylkill Elementary School
38 Line St
Ashland, PA 17921
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: North Schuylkill School District

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