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ZIP Code 17257

Post Office City:Shippensburg, PA (View All Cities)
County: Cumberland County
Timezone: Eastern (11:49pm)
Coordinates:40.0, -77.5
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17257

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 17257. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 17257 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:
Shippensburg, PA
Unacceptable:
Cleversburg, Lees Cross Rd, Mainsville, Middle Spring, Mongul, Mowersville, Pinola, Stoughstown, Tusculam

Stats and Demographics for the 17257 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17257 is located in southern 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 17257 are primarily white. The number of young 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 single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 17257 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 27,996
Population Density 238 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,635
Median Home Value $170,400
Land Area 117.44 sq mi
Water Area 0.32 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,896
Median Household Income $48,837

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 29Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 30


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 58317991,630
5-98018331,634
10-148608041,664
15-191,5941,7333,327
20-242,2622,1804,442
25-298317651,596
30-347327101,442
35-397607651,525
40-447457361,481
45-497998271,626
50-547808241,604
55-597467641,510
60-646276651,292
65-69472517989
70-74343406749
75-79284371655
80-84180275455
85 Plus118257375

Gender

 Male 13,765 49%
 Female 14,231 51%
Gender

Race

 White 26,229 93.7%
 Black Or African American 834 3.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 34 0.1%
 Asian 279 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 188 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 429 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-241331,1771,310
25-348266501,476
35-441,2214021,623
45-541,4383141,752
55-641,3692651,634
65-748931761,069
75-84608139747
85 Plus172113285

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,096 51%
 Single Guardian 1,196 12%
 Singles 2,400 24%
 Singles With Roommate 1,204 12%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,906 70%
 Households with Kids 2,990 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1174148322
2171179350
3170172342
4157164321
5161153314
6153171324
7162176338
8162147309
9163186349
10178157335
11178172350
12157169326
13166150316
14181156337
15164165329
16162154316
17162157319
18403514917
197037431,446
206236681,291

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17257 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17257 were primarily built in the 2000s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 17257 real estate data, the median home value of $170,400 is slightly higher 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 17257. Rentals in 17257 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17257 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 25,370 90.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 4 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 96 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 2,497 8.9%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 29 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,313 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,347 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,236 30%
 Households Vacant 739 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 316 43%
 Rented & Unoccupied 22 3%
 For Sale Only 141 19%
 Sold & Unoccupied 40 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 61 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 159 22%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 195 5%
 1 Bedroom 614 16%
 2 Bedroom 1,113 30%
 3+ Bedroom 1,831 49%
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 $48,837 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 17257 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

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 17257 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.

For more information, see Shippensburg, PA commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,345 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,813 38%
 No Earnings 5,948 26%
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 8,345 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,813 38%
 No Earnings 5,948 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,590 87.7%
 Public transportation 55 0.4%
 Taxicab 3 0.0%
 Motorcycle 38 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,049 7.9%
 Worked at Home 473 3.6%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, 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 2,506 15.5%
 High School Graduate 9,176 56.9%
 Associate's degree 1,187 7.4%
 Bachelor's degree 1,998 12.4%
 Master's degree 992 6.2%
 Professional school degree 94 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 164 1.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,172 60.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 960 18.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,093 20.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 17257

ZIP Code 17257 is in the following school districts: Shippensburg Area School District and Private. There are 18 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 17257.

Grace B Luhrs Univ Elementary
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shippensburg Area School District
Shippensburg Area Ms
101 Park Place
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Shippensburg Area School District
Shippensburg Intrm School
601 Hollar Avenue
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Shippensburg Area School District
Nancy Grayson Elementary School
301 Lurgan Avenue
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shippensburg Area School District
James Burd Elementary School
600 Brad Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shippensburg Area School District
Shippensburg Area Shs
201 Eberly Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Shippensburg Area School District
Anchor Christian School
744 Pinola Rd
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Shady Lane Parochial School
387 Springfield Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Tunnel Run School
224 Fairview Rd
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Cedar Knoll Parochial
47 Brown Rd
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Living Faith School
297 Goodhart Rd
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Middle Run School
269 McCulloch Rd
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Oak Grove Parochial School
120 Gephart Rd
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Running Pump Rd Parochial School
598 Running Pump Rd
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
South Mountain Parochial School
319 Mountain View Rd
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Spring Hill Parochial School
230 Newville Rd.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Mt Rock Parochial School
1047 Pinola
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Clearfield Parochial School
10659 Shale Rd.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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