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17965 Zip Code (Port Carbon, PA) Detailed Profile




Cities: Port Carbon, PA (88.15%), Palo Alto, PA (1.36%)
County: Schuylkill County, PA
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 2,010
Zip code population in 2010: 2,067
Zip code population in 2000: 2,271

Houses and condos: 1,018
Renter-occupied apartments: 190
% of renters here:

21%
State:

32%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 17965: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 2,815 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 17965
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.7% ($1,471)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,887)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,573 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,420 (1.5%)

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Males: 1,002  (49.9%)
Females: 1,008  (50.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 17965:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 17965:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

Zip code 17965 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 17965 (2019)
    • 1,97495.5%White
    • 412.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 291.4%Two or more races
    • 140.7%Black
    • 90.4%Asian
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Urban population: 1,940
Rural population: 69

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $88,791
17965:

$88,791
Pennsylvania:

$192,600



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 17965 zip code as of February 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 17965 is 1,037 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 17965, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $37,446 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,446
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $36,143 (reported on 82.9% of returns)
Here:

$36,143
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 71.7% for AGIs below $25k, 79.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $556 (reported on 30.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$556
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,365 (reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,365
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$114 (reported on 6.7% of returns)
Here:

+$114
State:

+$14,495

Profit/loss from business: +$7,775 (reported on 7.6% of returns)
Here:

+$7,775
State:

+$16,268

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,291 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
17965:

$7,291
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $13,762 (22% of AGI, reported on 12.4% of returns)
Here:

$13,762
State:

$23,538

Here:

21.7% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $1,363 (reported on 7.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,363
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxes paid: $4,731 (reported on 12.4% of returns)
17965:

$4,731
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,045 (reported on 19.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,045
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 54.3%
Here:

54%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 50.0% for AGIs below $25k, 51.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 60.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 17965, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $31,419 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,419
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $30,574 (reported on 84.7% of returns)
Here:

$30,574
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 95.4% for AGIs below $10k, 80.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 47.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,468 (reported on 41.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,468
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,088 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,088
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$291 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

+$291
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.8% for AGIs below $10k, -0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$1,955 (reported on 6.2% of returns)
Here:

+$1,955
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, -1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $1,781 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
17965:

$1,781
Pennsylvania:

$2,903

Total itemized deductions: $12,812 (22% of AGI, reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$12,812
State:

$18,804

Here:

21.9% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,418 (2% of AGI, reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,418
State:

$3,337

Here:

2.3% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $3,707 (reported on 70.8% of returns)
17965:

$3,707
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,607 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,607
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 55.6%
Here:

56%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 53.5% for AGIs below $10k, 57.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 52.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$50,976
Pennsylvania:

$63,463
Port Carbon, PA (17965) map Nearest zip codes: 17970, 17959, 17930, 17953, 17974, 17929.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

40.2%
Pennsylvania:

44.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

70.2%
Pennsylvania:

46.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 167
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 735


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 17 (9 now married, 7 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 347 (189 now married, 156 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 17965 with a mortgage: 299 (8 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 426

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,026
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $470

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

10.9%
Whole state:

12.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.4
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 72014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 192000 to 2009
  • 281990 to 1999
  • 391980 to 1989
  • 581970 to 1979
  • 1121960 to 1969
  • 1251950 to 1959
  • 1061940 to 1949
  • 5061939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Port Carbon, PA (17965)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Port Carbon, PA (17965)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 121 bedroom
  • 1182 bedrooms
  • 3843 bedrooms
  • 1114 bedrooms
  • 575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Port Carbon, PA (17965)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Port Carbon, PA (17965)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 291 bedroom
  • 972 bedrooms
  • 573 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Port Carbon, PA (17965) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Port Carbon, PA (17965) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 20no vehicle
  • 2761 vehicle
  • 2872 vehicles
  • 1033 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Port Carbon, PA (17965) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Port Carbon, PA (17965) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 41no vehicle
  • 1031 vehicle
  • 422 vehicles
  • 43 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 17965 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 17965 household income distribution in 2019
  • 106Less than $10,000
  • 34$10,000 to $14,999
  • 43$15,000 to $19,999
  • 32$20,000 to $24,999
  • 43$25,000 to $29,999
  • 23$30,000 to $34,999
  • 29$35,000 to $39,999
  • 61$40,000 to $44,999
  • 64$45,000 to $49,999
  • 113$50,000 to $59,999
  • 94$60,000 to $74,999
  • 121$75,000 to $99,999
  • 62$100,000 to $124,999
  • 40$125,000 to $149,999
  • 24$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 17965

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 17965
  • 5Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 11$30,000 to $34,999
  • 9$35,000 to $39,999
  • 54$40,000 to $49,999
  • 73$50,000 to $59,999
  • 49$60,000 to $69,999
  • 80$70,000 to $79,999
  • 89$80,000 to $89,999
  • 39$90,000 to $99,999
  • 49$100,000 to $124,999
  • 31$125,000 to $149,999
  • 42$150,000 to $174,999
  • 10$175,000 to $199,999
  • 61$200,000 to $249,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 17965

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 17965
  • 37$250 to $299
  • 6$300 to $349
  • 9$400 to $449
  • 6$450 to $499
  • 22$500 to $549
  • 5$550 to $599
  • 30$600 to $649
  • 5$650 to $699
  • 11$700 to $749
  • 21$800 to $899
  • 11$1,250 to $1,499
  • 8No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $770.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $104,058.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $90,371

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $88,791
17965:

$88,791
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,245 - $121,163

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $106,998
Here:

$106,998
State:

$255,931

Townhouses or other attached units: $67,184
Here:

$67,184
State:

$201,403

Mobile homes: $32,461
Here:

$32,461
State:

$62,605
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 17965

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 632
  • One, attached: 211
  • Two: 43
  • 3 or 4: 48
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • 10 to 19: 13
  • Mobile homes: 55

Unemployment: 7.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 17965

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 17965
  • 80.0%752Drove a car alone
  • 8.2%77Carpooled
  • 4.4%41Bus or trolley bus
  • 1.0%9Walked
  • 6.1%57Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 17965

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 17965
  • 44Less than 5 minutes
  • 1155 to 9 minutes
  • 19810 to 14 minutes
  • 12615 to 19 minutes
  • 13620 to 24 minutes
  • 3325 to 29 minutes
  • 7530 to 34 minutes
  • 635 to 39 minutes
  • 2140 to 44 minutes
  • 1945 to 59 minutes
  • 3160 to 89 minutes
  • 7290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 86.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,010
  • Male householders: 509 (182 living alone), Female householders: 402 (139 living alone)
  • 337 spouses (337 opposite-sex spouses), 85 unmarried partners, (85 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 500 children (465 natural, 10 adopted, 24 stepchildren), 48 grandchildren, 30 brothers or sisters, 51 parents, 0 foster children, 17 other relatives, 36 non-relatives

Size of family households: 230 2-persons, 149 3-persons, 76 4-persons, 55 5-persons, 17 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 320 1-person, 61 2-persons

233 married couples with children.
115 single-parent households (28 men, 87 women).

98.6% of residents of 17965 zip code speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (22% very well, 78% well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (43% very well, 57% well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% not at all).

Foreign born population: 15 (0.8%)
(55.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.8%
Whole state:

7.0%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 47%Thailand
  • 33%Costa Rica
  • 20%Romania
Most common first ancestries reported in 17965
  • 21%German
  • 13%Lithuanian
  • 10%Polish
  • 10%Italian
  • 8%Irish
  • 7%American
  • 5%Pennsylvania German
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 82010 or later
  • 22000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 4Before 1990

Zip code 17965 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ALLIANCEWALL (POTTSVILLE & COMMERCE ST in PORT CARBON, PA)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Pennsylvania database) - RCRIS-PAD081621096, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: HARDWOOD VENEER AND PLYWOOD; PREFABRICATED METAL BUILDINGS AND COMPONENTS
    Alternative names: ALLIANCE WALL CORP., ALLIANCE WALL CORP.

Zip code 17965 marital status for males
Zip code 17965 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 59.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.3%Utility gas
  • 14.1%Electricity
  • 6.7%Coal or coke
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 2,260. Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+0.5%).

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

  • This state: 1,840
  • Northeast: 91
  • Midwest: 9
  • South: 42
  • West: 5

73% of the 17965 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 86% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

92% of the 17965 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Port Carbon, PA (17965)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

6.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9
Here:

12.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

21.9%
Pennsylvania:

38.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 86,604Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 69,860Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 65,103Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 53,325Production occupations
  • 50,007Transportation occupations
  • 47,968Education, training, and library occupations

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

  • Mining: Anthracite Mining (10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (10-19: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Engineering Services (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (5-9: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 5 people in religious group quarters

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 34 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 17965 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (58.9%), and Other (20.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 17965
    • 6358.9%Structure Fires
    • 2220.6%Other
    • 1211.2%Outside Fires
    • 109.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 17965, Pennsylvania

Most common first names in zip code 17965 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5571.6 years
Mary5578.0 years
William3968.7 years
Anna3979.2 years
Joseph3370.8 years
Charles1971.6 years
Michael1973.9 years
Margaret1879.3 years
James1870.9 years
Helen1876.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 17965 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Evans1276.6 years
Steranko1073.7 years
Frantz973.2 years
Nocket974.1 years
Thomas866.2 years
Mcneely771.0 years
Brown762.3 years
Shappell668.7 years
Miller676.8 years
Bensinger683.4 years

Businesses in zip code 17965

  • Kroger: 1

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