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ZIP Code 17856

Primary City:New Columbia, PA (View All Cities)
County: Union County
Timezone: Eastern (9:56am)
Area code: 570 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.1, -77.0
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17856

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 17856. 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 17856. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 17856, 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:
New Columbia, PA
Unacceptable:
W Milton, West Milton

Stats and Demographics for the 17856 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17856 is located in central 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 17856 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of families and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 17856 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,365
Population Density 95 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,482
Median Home Value $147,400
Land Area 35.50 sq mi
Water Area 0.14 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,367
Median Household Income $54,261

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 45


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 59778175
5-993101194
10-1495101196
15-1910392195
20-249378171
25-2989101190
30-347868146
35-39100124224
40-44123114237
45-49155142297
50-54129153282
55-59141147288
60-64131120251
65-697277149
70-747486160
75-79355186
80-84264470
85 Plus213354

Gender

 Male 1,655 49%
 Female 1,710 51%
Gender

Race

 White 3,289 97.7%
 Black Or African American 27 0.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 2 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.2%
 Other Race 11 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 28 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2491928
25-347760137
35-4419648244
45-5427036306
55-6427334307
65-7416924193
75-848425109
85 Plus281543

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 812 59%
 Single Guardian 174 13%
 Singles 301 22%
 Singles With Roommate 80 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 974 71%
 Households with Kids 393 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1151631
2121729
326834
4252348
5122335
6211940
7162440
8281543
9162036
10151934
11172643
12222143
13201636
14211940
15241539
16182038
17232548
18201535
19181735
2021627

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17856 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17856 were primarily built in the 1970s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 17856 real estate data, the median home value of $147,400 is slightly less 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 17856. Rentals in 17856 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17856 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,365 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 700 47%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 406 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 261 18%
 Households Vacant 115 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 9 8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Sale Only 7 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 63 55%
 For Migrant Workers 1 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 27 23%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 10 6%
 2 Bedroom 79 48%
 3+ Bedroom 74 45%
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 $54,261 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 17856 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. More commuters in 17856 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 1,457 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 715 24%
 No Earnings 785 27%
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 1,457 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 715 24%
 No Earnings 785 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,801 94.8%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 17 0.9%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 12 0.6%
 Worked at Home 69 3.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 129 10%
 High School Graduate 939 74%
 Associate's degree 57 5%
 Bachelor's degree 125 10%
 Master's degree 15 1%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 520 79.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 92 14.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 43 6.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 17856

ZIP Code 17856 is in the Milton Area School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 17856.

White Deer Elementary School
631 New Columbia Rd
New Columbia, PA 17856
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Milton Area School District

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