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ZIP Code 15779

Post Office City:Torrance, PA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
Neighborhood: Derry
County: Westmoreland County
Timezone: Eastern (2:50am)
Area code: 724 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.41, -79.22
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 15779

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Primary/preferred city:
Torrance, PA

Stats and Demographics for the 15779 ZIP Code

ZIP code 15779 is located in southwest 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 15779 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 15779 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 414
Population Density 52 people per sq mi
Housing Units 100
Land Area 7.91 sq mi
Water Area 0.12 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 83
Median Household Income $23,125

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 43

Under 5639
85 Plus011


 Male 268 65%
 Female 146 35%


 White 358 86.5%
 Black Or African American 44 10.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.2%
 Asian 2 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 7 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 2 0.5%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus000

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 42 51%
 Single Guardian 8 10%
 Singles 25 30%
 Singles With Roommate 8 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 54 65%
 Households with Kids 29 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 15779 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 15779 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Rentals in 15779 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $200-$299/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 15779 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 203 49%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 25 6%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 133 32%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 53 13%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 28 28%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 39 39%
 Renter Occupied Households 16 16%
 Households Vacant 17 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 3 18%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 5 29%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 9 53%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 14 100%
 3+ Bedroom 0 0%
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 $23,125 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 15779 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

ZIP 15779 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 15779 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 15779 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. The commute in 15779 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 22 8%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 77 29%
 No Earnings 167 63%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 22 8%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 77 29%
 No Earnings 167 63%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14 30%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 32 70%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, compared to other ZIPs, a much higher percentage of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 46 20%
 High School Graduate 132 58%
 Associate's degree 22 10%
 Bachelor's degree 6 3%
 Master's degree 22 10%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

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