17257 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Shippensburg, PA (1.69%), Shippensburg University, PA (0.24%)
Counties: Cumberland County, PA (61.38%), Franklin County, PA (38.62%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 28,878
Zip code population in 2010: 27,996
Zip code population in 2000: 23,246

Houses and condos: 11,277
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,753
% of renters here:

36%
State:

31%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 17257: 98.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 117.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 246 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,991)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,521)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,149 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,742 (1.3%)

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Males: 13,954  (48.3%)
Females: 14,924  (51.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 17257:

For population 15 years and over in 17257:

Zip code 17257 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 17257

  • Zip code 17257 races chart
    • 25,884White population
    • 788Black population
    • 31American Indian population
    • 279Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 27Some other race population
    • 364Two or more races population
    • 622Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 15,940
Rural population: 12,937

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $170,400
17257:

$170,400
Pennsylvania:

$164,200



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in 17257 zip code as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 17257 to the number of sex offenders is 3 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

28.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 17257, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $47,417 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$47,417
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $41,612 (reported on 80.8% of returns)
Here:

$41,612
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.4% for AGIs below $25k, 74.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 33.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,022 (reported on 34.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,022
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,415 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,415
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,367 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

+$9,367
State:

+$14,495
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 18.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,843 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here:

+$10,843
State:

+$16,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,912 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
17257:

$10,912
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $13,700 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
17257:

$13,700
Pennsylvania:

$20,922

Total itemized deductions: $18,402 (21% of AGI, reported on 27.0% of returns)
Here:

$18,402
State:

$23,538

Here:

20.8% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs below $25k, 7.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,051 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,051
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,394 (reported on 26.9% of returns)
17257:

$6,394
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,996 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,996
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 17257, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,452 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,452
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $35,604 (reported on 82.2% of returns)
Here:

$35,604
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 100.3% for AGIs below $10k, 70.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 59.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,161 (reported on 46.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,161
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,034 (reported on 23.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,034
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,682 (reported on 16.6% of returns)
Here:

+$5,682
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,673 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$11,673
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$11,776 (reported on 3.2% of returns)
Here:

+$11,776
State:

+$274
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,617 (reported on 1.9% of returns)
17257:

$2,617
Pennsylvania:

$2,903
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $10,106 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
Here:

$10,106
Pennsylvania:

$14,674
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,437 (21% of AGI, reported on 27.3% of returns)
Here:

$15,437
State:

$18,804

Here:

21.4% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.9% for AGIs below $10k, 6.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,312 (4% of AGI, reported on 22.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,312
State:

$3,337

Here:

4.3% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,901 (reported on 76.7% of returns)
17257:

$4,901
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,473 (reported on 11.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,473
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 61.9%
Here:

62%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 54.8% for AGIs below $10k, 65.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$48,837
Pennsylvania:

$52,007
Shippensburg, PA (17257) map Nearest zip codes: 17266, 17254, 17240, 17222, 17241, 17246.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.2%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.3%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 939
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 9,387


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 426 (359 now married, 67 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 8,075 (2,881 now married, 5,194 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 17257 with a mortgage: 4,171 (208 second mortgage, 885 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,402

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,387
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S459

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

22.1%
Whole state:

13.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

13.3%
Whole state:

7.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4
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Year house built

  • 1022010 or later
  • 2,3822000 to 2009
  • 1,7931990 to 1999
  • 1,4861980 to 1989
  • 1,5301970 to 1979
  • 6761960 to 1969
  • 7771950 to 1959
  • 6671940 to 1949
  • 1,8641939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Shippensburg, PA (17257)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 581 bedroom
  • 1,2982 bedrooms
  • 3,5573 bedrooms
  • 1,4524 bedrooms
  • 2085+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shippensburg, PA (17257)

  • 195no bedroom
  • 6141 bedroom
  • 1,1132 bedrooms
  • 1,1793 bedrooms
  • 5424 bedrooms
  • 1105+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Shippensburg, PA (17257) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 287no vehicle
  • 1,3731 vehicle
  • 2,9952 vehicles
  • 1,3343 vehicles
  • 4124 vehicles
  • 1725+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Shippensburg, PA (17257) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 519no vehicle
  • 1,4891 vehicle
  • 1,1232 vehicles
  • 4253 vehicles
  • 1534 vehicles
  • 445+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $838.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $115,900.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $170,400
17257:

$170,400
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $112,700 - $234,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $235,866
Here:

$235,866
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $156,208
Here:

$156,208
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $106,169
Here:

$106,169
State:

$141,335

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,485
Here:

$167,485
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $59,197
Here:

$59,197
State:

$45,445

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 9.3%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 59.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,439

Size of family households: 2,900 2-persons, 1,922 3-persons, 1,137 4-persons, 361 5-persons, 203 6-persons, 161 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,587 1-person, 467 2-persons, 346 3-persons, 212 4-persons, 30 5-persons

4,398 married couples with children.
1,701 single-parent households (541 men, 1,160 women).

90.5% of residents of 17257 zip code speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% very well, 8% well, 21% not well, 5% not at all).
5.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% very well, 31% well, 4% not well, 1% not at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% very well, 17% well, 1% not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (95% very well, 5% well).

Foreign born population: 1,065 (3.7%)
(41.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.7%
Whole state:

6.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 26%Philippines
  • 15%Mexico
  • 6%Sweden
  • 6%India
  • 5%Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 5%Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • 3%Macedonia

Most common first ancestries reported in 17257 (%)

  • 30%German
  • 12%Other groups
  • 9%American
  • 9%Irish
  • 5%Italian
  • 4%English
  • 2%Polish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3472010 or later
  • 5632000 to 2009
  • 1841990 to 1999
  • 330Before 1990

Zip code 17257 topographic map

Private primary/middle schools not listed on the city page:

  • LIVING FAITH SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 297 GOODHART ROAD, SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Grades: 2 - 8)
  • INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHR ACAD (Students: 7; Location: BOX 363, SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Grades: 4 - 11)

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 17257:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 17257

Zip code 17257 marital status for males
Zip code 17257 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 44%Electricity
  • 25%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16%Utility gas
  • 6%Wood
  • 5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Other fuel
  • 1%Coal or coke

Population in 1990: 19,302. Population change in the 1990s: +3,944 (+20.4%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


53% of the 17257 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

87% of the 17257 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 7% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 576
Here:

22.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 201
Here:

14.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 584
Here:

11.3%
Pennsylvania:

35.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 83,056Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 60,043Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 58,176Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 56,648Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 49,746Management occupations
  • 48,304Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Companies with biggest federal contracts located in this zip code (SHIPPENSBURG, PA):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 2,497 people in college/university student housing
  • 96 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 2,243 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 200 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED87$169,329105$179,142446$151,01452$51,6803$270,00031$145,93212$71,073
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$252,22010$126,99032$148,7496$17,7570$00$08$27,695
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$192,14926$86,205157$147,04026$55,7811$250,0004$172,98324$55,463
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$139,5837$131,57696$165,6714$37,9680$03$78,2536$112,733
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$183,9232$50,21522$176,5553$118,7300$01$182,0003$51,533
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$190,04019$177,7870$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$192,3356$167,1151$146,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$299,4401$180,0300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$165,9101$304,1900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 17257 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13874.2 years
Mary13280.9 years
William12072.7 years
Robert8971.1 years
Helen8479.2 years
Charles7370.4 years
James7174.1 years
Margaret6977.8 years
George6376.8 years
Harry6274.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 17257 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin5274.3 years
Smith4373.4 years
Myers3375.5 years
Varner3273.5 years
Miller3171.7 years
Holtry2876.7 years
Johnson2768.0 years
Reed2675.2 years
Rotz2476.3 years
Rosenberry2476.0 years
Businesses in zip code 17257
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Rodeway Inn1
Ford1Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway2
Giant1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
Kincaid1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS3
Kroger1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1

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