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ZIP Code 17961

Primary City:Orwigsburg, PA (View All Cities)
County: Schuylkill County
Timezone: Eastern (2:47pm)
Coordinates:40.63, -76.06
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17961

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 17961. 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 17961. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 17961, 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:
Orwigsburg, PA
Unacceptable:
Deer Lake, Drehersville, Frisbie, Molino, Pinedale, West Brunswick

Stats and Demographics for the 17961 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17961 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 17961 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 17961 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,958
Population Density 261 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,012
Median Home Value $167,100
Land Area 26.62 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,826
Median Household Income $63,971

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1612202212001431361502092652722812562421771291048474
Female157177221173145133168210258286285275268192167144165210
Total318397442373288269318419523558566531510369296248249284

Gender

 Male 3,324 48%
 Female 3,634 52%
Gender

Race

 White 6,690 96.1%
 Black Or African American 50 0.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 11 0.2%
 Asian 122 1.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.1%
 Other Race 13 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 68 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner716938751951435722358
Renter4210310410469546254
Total49272491623583411285112

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,585 56%
 Single Guardian 312 11%
 Singles 795 28%
 Singles With Roommate 134 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,031 72%
 Households with Kids 795 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3136343445354935564937385443474933413033
Female2626393337304138314440483356364247311719
Total5762736782659073879377868799839180724752

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17961 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 17961 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1980s. Looking at 17961 real estate data, the median home value of $167,100 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 17961. Rentals in 17961 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17961 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,662 95.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 6 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 240 3.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 50 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,418 47%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 816 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 592 20%
 Households Vacant 186 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 30 16%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 3%
 For Sale Only 37 20%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 44 24%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 59 32%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 16 3%
 1 Bedroom 115 21%
 2 Bedroom 256 46%
 3+ Bedroom 165 30%
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 $63,971 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 17961 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 17961 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 2,498 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,374 24%
 No Earnings 1,954 34%
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 2,498 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,374 24%
 No Earnings 1,954 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,282 95.0%
 Public transportation 2 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 100 2.9%
 Worked at Home 71 2.1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 260 10.8%
 High School Graduate 1,247 51.6%
 Associate's degree 233 9.6%
 Bachelor's degree 328 13.6%
 Master's degree 175 7.2%
 Professional school degree 167 6.9%
 Doctorate degree 8 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 986 79.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 152 12.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 99 8.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 17961

ZIP Code 17961 is in the Blue Mountain School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 17961.

Blue Mountain El East School
675 Red Dale Rd
Orwigsburg, PA 17961
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Blue Mountain School District
Blue Mountain Ms
685 Red Dale Rd
Orwigsburg, PA 17961
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Blue Mountain School District

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