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ZIP Code 17027

Post Office City:Grantham, PA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Cumberland County
Timezone: Eastern (7:57pm)
Area code: 717 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.158, -76.989
ZIP (~500 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17027

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 17027. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 17027 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Grantham, PA
Messiah Coll, Messiah College

Stats and Demographics for the 17027 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17027 is located in southern Pennsylvania and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 17027 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 17027 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,141
Population Density 5,715 people per sq mi
Housing Units 152
Median Home Value $188,600
Land Area 0.37 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 149
Median Household Income $57,813

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 21Male Median Age: 21Female Median Age: 21

Under 572128
85 Plus123


 Male 839 39%
 Female 1,302 61%


 White 2,011 93.9%
 Black Or African American 41 1.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 48 2.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 14 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 25 1.2%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus303

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 82 55%
 Single Guardian 24 16%
 Singles 27 18%
 Singles With Roommate 16 11%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 98 66%
 Households with Kids 51 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17027 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17027 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 17027 real estate data, the median home value of $188,600 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 17027 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17027 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Messiah College, PA home values.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 395 18%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 1,746 82%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 63 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 44 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 42 28%
 Households Vacant 3 2%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 1 33%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1 33%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 1 33%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 54 86%
 3+ Bedroom 9 14%
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 $57,813 is compared to the rest of the country.

ZIP 17027 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 17027 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. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 17027 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 17027 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 265 12%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,857 81%
 No Earnings 180 8%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 265 12%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,857 81%
 No Earnings 180 8%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 341 28.0%
 Public transportation 9 0.7%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 720 59.1%
 Worked at Home 149 12.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 17027 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 0 0%
 High School Graduate 81 23%
 Associate's degree 9 3%
 Bachelor's degree 150 43%
 Master's degree 86 25%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 25 7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 66 100.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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