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ZIP Code 17872

Primary City:Shamokin, PA (View All Cities)
County: Northumberland County
Timezone: Eastern (3:02pm)
Area code: 570 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.8, -76.6
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17872

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 17872. 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 17872. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 17872, 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:
Shamokin, PA
Acceptable:
Gowen City
Unacceptable:
Bear Valley, Boydtown, Coal, Doutyville, Dunkelbergers, Hunter, Luke Fidler, Marshallton, Ralpho, Sagon, Sunnyside, Tharptown, Weigh Scale, West Cameron

Stats and Demographics for the 17872 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17872 is located in east 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 17872 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 17872 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 9,943
Population Density 245 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,681
Median Home Value $52,600
Land Area 40.56 sq mi
Water Area 0.37 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,382
Median Household Income $37,212

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 42


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5335309644
5-9350305655
10-14286294580
15-19298331629
20-24285295580
25-29282318600
30-34259283542
35-39271313584
40-44322315637
45-49365345710
50-54358371729
55-59345325670
60-64306337643
65-69198236434
70-74191229420
75-79133180313
80-8491179270
85 Plus96207303

Gender

 Male 4,771 48%
 Female 5,172 52%
Gender

Race

 White 9,659 97.1%
 Black Or African American 52 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 15 0.2%
 Asian 37 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 57 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 123 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2440167207
25-34275282557
35-44456233689
45-54632227859
55-64629187816
65-74421156577
75-84293138431
85 Plus14997246

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,767 40%
 Single Guardian 849 19%
 Singles 1,542 35%
 Singles With Roommate 224 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,162 72%
 Households with Kids 1,220 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
18363146
25253105
36661127
47470144
57652128
66567132
76362125
87673149
97051121
106255117
115060110
125258110
137055125
145266118
155567122
167460134
176375138
185768125
194961110
205749106

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17872 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17872 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 17872 real estate data, the median home value of $52,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 17872 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 17872 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17872 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,922 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 21 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,506 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,389 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,487 26%
 Households Vacant 1,299 23%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 233 18%
 Rented & Unoccupied 14 1%
 For Sale Only 88 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 37 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 39 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 888 68%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 9 0.6%
 1 Bedroom 407 26.4%
 2 Bedroom 423 27.4%
 3+ Bedroom 705 45.7%
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 $37,212 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 17872 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 17872 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. Most commuters in 17872 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 2,693 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,300 28%
 No Earnings 3,206 39%
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 2,693 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,300 28%
 No Earnings 3,206 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,829 95.2%
 Public transportation 13 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 3 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 158 3.9%
 Worked at Home 21 0.5%
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. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 452 13.0%
 High School Graduate 2,643 75.9%
 Associate's degree 119 3.4%
 Bachelor's degree 208 6.0%
 Master's degree 50 1.4%
 Professional school degree 12 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,320 75.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 206 11.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 234 13.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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