17961 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Orwigsburg, PA (8.14%), Deer Lake, PA (1.37%)
County: Schuylkill County, PA
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 7,012
Zip code population in 2010: 6,958
Zip code population in 2000: 6,650

Houses and condos: 3,067
Renter-occupied apartments: 552
% of renters here:

19%
State:

31%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 17961: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 26.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 263 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

1.5% ($2,553)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,521)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,652 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,267 (1.3%)

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Males: 3,287  (46.9%)
Females: 3,725  (53.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 17961:

For population 15 years and over in 17961:

Zip code 17961 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 17961

  • Zip code 17961 races chart
    • 6,627White population
    • 43Black population
    • 11American Indian population
    • 122Asian population
    • 4Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 57Two or more races population
    • 93Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 4,980
Rural population: 2,031

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $167,100
17961:

$167,100
Pennsylvania:

$164,200



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in 17961 zip code as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 17961 to the number of sex offenders is 1,129 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 17961, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $76,931 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$76,931
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $57,717 (reported on 80.8% of returns)
Here:

$57,717
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 60.8% for AGIs below $25k, 74.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 36.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,758 (reported on 45.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,758
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,655 (reported on 32.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,655
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$6,850 (reported on 22.6% of returns)
Here:

+$6,850
State:

+$14,495
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$24,500 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here:

+$24,500
State:

+$16,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,896 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
17961:

$13,896
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs below $25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $21,567 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
17961:

$21,567
Pennsylvania:

$20,922

Total itemized deductions: $24,636 (16% of AGI, reported on 33.5% of returns)
Here:

$24,636
State:

$23,538

Here:

15.6% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.0% for AGIs below $25k, 8.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,271 (reported on 27.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,271
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $10,494 (reported on 33.5% of returns)
17961:

$10,494
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,776 (reported on 8.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,776
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 17961, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $57,584 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$57,584
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $47,350 (reported on 81.7% of returns)
Here:

$47,350
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,814 (reported on 58.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,814
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,607 (reported on 38.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,607
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,890 (reported on 27.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,890
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$23,720 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

+$23,720
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,133 (reported on 4.2% of returns)
17961:

$3,133
Pennsylvania:

$2,903
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $19,730 (reported on 1.1% of returns)
Here:

$19,730
Pennsylvania:

$14,674

Total itemized deductions: $18,428 (16% of AGI, reported on 34.2% of returns)
Here:

$18,428
State:

$18,804

Here:

15.7% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,274 (3% of AGI, reported on 30.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,274
State:

$3,337

Here:

2.6% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $11,065 (reported on 78.1% of returns)
17961:

$11,065
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 22.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,259 (reported on 7.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,259
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 61.5%
Here:

61%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 58.4% for AGIs below $10k, 60.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$63,971
Pennsylvania:

$52,007
Orwigsburg, PA (17961) map Nearest zip codes: 19549, 17930, 17922, 17952, 17925, 17965.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 126
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,787


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 74 (74 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,388 (768 now married, 620 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 17961 with a mortgage: 1,541 (75 second mortgage, 286 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 820

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,389
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S519

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

4.4%
Whole state:

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

3.5%
Whole state:

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

7.0
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 17961: Pinedale (A), Deer Lake and West Brunswick Township Fire Company 1 (B), Friendship Hose Company 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 17961 include: Zion United Church of Christ (A), Bethel Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Deer Lake Pond (A), Lower Dam (B), Orwigsburg Reservoir (C), Kunkles Dam (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Silfis Run (A), Red Church Run (B), Frisbie Branch (C), Buteo Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 172010 or later
  • 3582000 to 2009
  • 3381990 to 1999
  • 5671980 to 1989
  • 3051970 to 1979
  • 3151960 to 1969
  • 2771950 to 1959
  • 421940 to 1949
  • 8481939 or earlier

Zip code 17961 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Orwigsburg, PA (17961)

  • 2no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 3882 bedrooms
  • 1,1813 bedrooms
  • 7054 bedrooms
  • 665+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Orwigsburg, PA (17961)

  • 16no bedroom
  • 1151 bedroom
  • 2562 bedrooms
  • 1553 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Orwigsburg, PA (17961) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 37no vehicle
  • 6711 vehicle
  • 9822 vehicles
  • 4433 vehicles
  • 1754 vehicles
  • 535+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Orwigsburg, PA (17961) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 35no vehicle
  • 3291 vehicle
  • 1602 vehicles
  • 153 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $699.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $146,797.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $167,100
17961:

$167,100
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $118,100 - $258,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $164,219
Here:

$164,219
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $54,030
Here:

$54,030
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $50,475
Here:

$50,475
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $98,350
Here:

$98,350
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $40,441
Here:

$40,441
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $49,268
Here:

$49,268
State:

$45,445

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 5.7%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 62.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,732

Size of family households: 1,060 2-persons, 403 3-persons, 323 4-persons, 157 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 833 1-person, 89 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 15 4-persons

986 married couples with children.
306 single-parent households (62 men, 244 women).

93.8% of residents of 17961 zip code speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
5.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% very well, 19% well, 19% not well, 2% not at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (15% not well, 85% not at all).

Foreign born population: 320 (4.6%)
(52.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 52%India
  • 14%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 8%Poland
  • 7%Germany
  • 5%Ireland
  • 5%Australia
  • 4%Other Eastern Africa

Most common first ancestries reported in 17961 (%)

  • 31%German
  • 11%Irish
  • 7%Other groups
  • 6%Italian
  • 6%Polish
  • 6%English
  • 5%Pennsylvania German

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 1192000 to 2009
  • 701990 to 1999
  • 135Before 1990

Zip code 17961 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 17961 marital status for males
Zip code 17961 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 45%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 41%Electricity
  • 5%Coal or coke
  • 5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Wood
  • 1%Utility gas
  • 1%No fuel used
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 6,928. Population change in the 1990s: -278 (-4.0%).

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


67% of the 17961 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

91% of the 17961 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 82% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% 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): 30
Here:

5.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

2.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 34
Here:

19.3%
Pennsylvania:

35.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 118,333Legal occupations
  • 106,048Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 103,417Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 85,469Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 83,406Management occupations
  • 63,750Transportation 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:

  • 240 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 366 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
Most common first names in zip code 17961 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7881.9 years
John6975.8 years
William5973.9 years
Anna5382.8 years
Helen3883.4 years
George3777.3 years
Charles3474.5 years
Joseph3474.5 years
Elizabeth3181.8 years
Florence2878.1 years
Most common last names in zip code 17961 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moyer3777.4 years
Miller3179.8 years
Kramer2875.0 years
Smith2181.7 years
Wagner1978.6 years
Fisher1977.4 years
Heim1575.0 years
Koch1380.6 years
Snyder1380.9 years
Faust1172.0 years
Businesses in zip code 17961
NameCountNameCount
Penske1UPS3
Subway1Volkswagen1
True Value1

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