17872 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 9,934
Zip code population in 2010: 9,943
Zip code population in 2000: 10,006

Houses and condos: 5,733
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,544
% of renters here:

34%
State:

31%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 17872: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 40.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 245 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

1.4% ($724)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,521)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $823 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $640 (1.6%)

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Males: 5,066  (51.0%)
Females: 4,868  (49.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 17872:

For population 15 years and over in 17872:

Zip code 17872 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 17872

  • Zip code 17872 races chart
    • 9,523White population
    • 47Black population
    • 13American Indian population
    • 37Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 3Some other race population
    • 100Two or more races population
    • 220Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 7,965
Rural population: 1,968

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $52,600
17872:

$52,600
Pennsylvania:

$164,200



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in 17872 zip code as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 17872 to the number of sex offenders is 730 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 17872, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $33,865 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,865
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $30,481 (reported on 85.0% of returns)
Here:

$30,481
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.1% for AGIs below $25k, 78.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $798 (reported on 22.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$798
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,672 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,672
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,416 (reported on 7.2% of returns)
Here:

+$2,416
State:

+$14,495
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,541 (reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

+$8,541
State:

+$16,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,953 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
17872:

$8,953
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,641 (21% of AGI, reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

$16,641
State:

$23,538

Here:

21.3% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,600 (reported on 5.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,600
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $5,254 (reported on 9.1% of returns)
17872:

$5,254
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,206 (reported on 24.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,206
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 17872, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $27,532 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$27,532
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $25,788 (reported on 85.3% of returns)
Here:

$25,788
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 81.1% for AGIs below $10k, 74.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,099 (reported on 34.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,099
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,378 (reported on 18.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,378
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,505 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,505
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,498 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

+$8,498
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,264 (reported on 1.9% of returns)
17872:

$2,264
Pennsylvania:

$2,903

Total itemized deductions: $14,428 (23% of AGI, reported on 9.0% of returns)
Here:

$14,428
State:

$18,804

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,065 (3% of AGI, reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,065
State:

$3,337

Here:

3.0% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,181 (reported on 66.4% of returns)
17872:

$3,181
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,590 (reported on 20.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,590
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 54.5%
Here:

54%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 49.5% for AGIs below $10k, 55.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 54.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$37,212
Pennsylvania:

$52,007
Shamokin, PA (17872) map Nearest zip codes: 17867, 17881, 17823, 17836, 17801, 17941.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

43.9%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.8%
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: 917
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,616


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 80 (34 now married, 46 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,997 (933 now married, 1,064 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 17872 with a mortgage: 1,516 (43 second mortgage, 249 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,473

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $939
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S385

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

16.6%
Whole state:

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

11.1%
Whole state:

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

6.7
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 17872: Liberty Hose Company 2 Station 20 (A), Independence Hose Company Station 40 (B), Rescue Hose Company Station 30 (C), Friendship Fire Engine and Hose Company Station 10 (D), East Cameron Township Fire Company (E), West End Fire Company Station 50 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 17872 include: Saint Pauls Church (A), Emmanuel Church (B), Bethel Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoir: Sunshine Fines Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Zerbe Run (A), Coal Run (B), Carbon Run (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 17872: State Game Lands Number 84 (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 62010 or later
  • 742000 to 2009
  • 2431990 to 1999
  • 2291980 to 1989
  • 5371970 to 1979
  • 2361960 to 1969
  • 3861950 to 1959
  • 5941940 to 1949
  • 3,4281939 or earlier

Zip code 17872 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Shamokin, PA (17872)

  • 2no bedroom
  • 731 bedroom
  • 6612 bedrooms
  • 1,5073 bedrooms
  • 5594 bedrooms
  • 1875+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shamokin, PA (17872)

  • 9no bedroom
  • 4071 bedroom
  • 4232 bedrooms
  • 4443 bedrooms
  • 914 bedrooms
  • 1705+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Shamokin, PA (17872) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 213no vehicle
  • 9161 vehicle
  • 1,1092 vehicles
  • 6193 vehicles
  • 734 vehicles
  • 595+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Shamokin, PA (17872) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 607no vehicle
  • 7041 vehicle
  • 1882 vehicles
  • 383 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $516.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $113,430.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $52,600
17872:

$52,600
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $28,900 - $111,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $141,541
Here:

$141,541
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $43,450
Here:

$43,450
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $69,153
Here:

$69,153
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,390
Here:

$133,390
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $92,396
Here:

$92,396
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $38,625
Here:

$38,625
State:

$45,445

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 14.7%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 56.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,911

Size of family households: 1,417 2-persons, 469 3-persons, 532 4-persons, 133 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,475 1-person, 335 2-persons, 59 3-persons

1,377 married couples with children.
463 single-parent households (101 men, 362 women).

97.4% of residents of 17872 zip code speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% very well, 14% well, 21% not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 20 (0.2%)
(35.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.2%
Whole state:

6.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 45%Korea
  • 35%India
  • 20%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland

Most common first ancestries reported in 17872 (%)

  • 28%German
  • 12%Polish
  • 10%Irish
  • 7%Italian
  • 6%Other groups
  • 4%Dutch
  • 4%American

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 131990 to 1999
  • 50Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 17872 marital status for males
Zip code 17872 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 44%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22%Electricity
  • 19%Utility gas
  • 10%Coal or coke
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Wood

Population in 1990: 20,982. Population change in the 1990s: -10,976 (-52.3%).

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


71% of the 17872 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

92% of the 17872 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% 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): 89
Here:

9.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 77
Here:

16.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

35.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 64,444Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 64,219Management occupations
  • 53,542Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 44,531Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 40,588Health technologists and technicians
  • 39,632Construction and extraction occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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:

  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 20 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 17872 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John45172.5 years
Mary42078.6 years
William30272.5 years
Joseph27473.9 years
Anna25580.9 years
Helen19178.7 years
Edward18071.2 years
Charles16574.2 years
George15474.4 years
Frank13774.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 17872 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller6578.3 years
Snyder6572.8 years
Long6373.8 years
Kerstetter5975.7 years
Thomas5676.4 years
Weikel4672.5 years
Smith3976.9 years
Jones3675.9 years
Reed3676.5 years
Williams3372.6 years
Businesses in zip code 17872
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Kincaid1
CVS1Kroger2
Chevrolet1La-Z-Boy1
Dunkin Donuts1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Wendy's1

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