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ZIP Code 19717

Post Office City:Newark, DE (View All Cities)
County: New Castle County
Timezone: Eastern (12:33pm)
Area code: 302 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.690, -75.758
ZIP (~400 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 19717

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 19717. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 19717 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:
Newark, DE

Stats and Demographics for the 19717 ZIP Code

ZIP code 19717 is located in northwest Delaware and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 19717 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 19717 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,770
Population Density 20,291 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3
Land Area 0.19 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 0
Median Household Income $2,499

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 19Male Median Age: 19Female Median Age: 19

Under 5000
85 Plus000


 Male 1,531 41%
 Female 2,239 59%


 White 3,254 86.3%
 Black Or African American 184 4.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.1%
 Asian 200 5.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 31 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 96 2.5%

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 19717 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 19717 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Rentals in 19717 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Studio apartments are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 19717 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Newark, DE home prices.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 0 0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 3,770 100%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 33%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 2 67%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 30 45%
 1 Bedroom 33 49%
 2 Bedroom 0 0%
 3+ Bedroom 4 6%
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 $2,499 is compared to the rest of the country.

ZIP 19717 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 19717 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 19717 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. More commuters in 19717 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 47 1%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,882 73%
 No Earnings 1,012 26%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 47 1%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,882 73%
 No Earnings 1,012 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 242 32%
 Public transportation 32 4%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 406 53%
 Worked at Home 87 11%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 19717 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 0 0%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 27 100%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 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 50 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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