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17970 Zip Code (St. Clair, PA) Detailed Profile



City: St. Clair, PA (79.56%)
County: Schuylkill County, PA
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 3,350
Zip code population in 2010: 3,241
Zip code population in 2000: 3,524

Houses and condos: 1,669
Renter-occupied apartments: 566
% of renters here:

37%
State:

31%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 17970: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 2,444 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 17970
Zip code 17970 (St. Clair, Pennsylvania) real estate house value trends
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.1% ($778)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,521)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $724 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $821 (1.2%)

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Males: 1,615  (48.2%)
Females: 1,735  (51.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 17970:

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 17970:

  • Never married: 41.2%
  • Now married: 35.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

Zip code 17970 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above 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 17970

  • Zip code 17970 races chart
    • 3,111White population
    • 24Black population
    • 0American Indian population
    • 14Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 6Some other race population
    • 32Two or more races population
    • 54Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $69,600
17970:

$69,600
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.4 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 17970, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $33,783 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,783
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $32,289 (reported on 81.6% of returns)
Here:

$32,289
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.3% for AGIs below $25k, 83.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $992 (reported on 30.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$992
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,121 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,121
State:

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

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$400 (reported on 7.4% of returns)
Here:

+$400
State:

+$14,495
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,938 (reported on 8.0% of returns)
Here:

+$6,938
State:

+$16,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,144 (reported on 9.8% of returns)
17970:

$7,144
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $13,821 (24% of AGI, reported on 8.6% of returns)
Here:

$13,821
State:

$23,538

Here:

23.8% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $1,420 (reported on 6.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,420
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxes paid: $3,529 (reported on 8.6% of returns)
17970:

$3,529
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,970 (reported on 18.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,970
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 52.1%
Here:

52%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 48.7% for AGIs below $25k, 56.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.0% 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 17970, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $27,379 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$27,379
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $26,727 (reported on 82.2% of returns)
Here:

$26,727
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.6% for AGIs below $10k, 74.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,054 (reported on 40.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,054
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $989 (reported on 22.9% of returns)
Here:

$989
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,428 (reported on 11.7% of returns)
Here:

+$1,428
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,426 (reported on 7.2% of returns)
Here:

+$6,426
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $1,921 (reported on 2.4% of returns)
17970:

$1,921
Pennsylvania:

$2,903

Total itemized deductions: $11,523 (22% of AGI, reported on 8.3% of returns)
Here:

$11,523
State:

$18,804

Here:

22.1% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,591 (3% of AGI, reported on 7.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,591
State:

$3,337

Here:

2.8% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $2,968 (reported on 69.6% of returns)
17970:

$2,968
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,613 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,613
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 60.2%
Here:

60%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 57.1% for AGIs below $10k, 60.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 90.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$34,358
Pennsylvania:

$52,007
St. Clair, PA (17970) map Nearest zip codes: 17965, 17959, 17974, 17951, 17931, 17954.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

37.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

16.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 236
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,277


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 38 (0 now married, 38 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 735 (248 now married, 487 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 17970 with a mortgage: 455 (31 second mortgage, 74 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 492

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,008
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S415

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

16.8%
Whole state:

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

9.7%
Whole state:

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

6.3
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.4
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Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 232000 to 2009
  • 301990 to 1999
  • 381980 to 1989
  • 241970 to 1979
  • 331960 to 1969
  • 2141950 to 1959
  • 1271940 to 1949
  • 1,1801939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in St. Clair, PA (17970)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 241 bedroom
  • 2152 bedrooms
  • 5763 bedrooms
  • 984 bedrooms
  • 345+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Clair, PA (17970)

  • 10no bedroom
  • 1501 bedroom
  • 2172 bedrooms
  • 1533 bedrooms
  • 364 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in St. Clair, PA (17970) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 54no vehicle
  • 3121 vehicle
  • 4192 vehicles
  • 1143 vehicles
  • 254 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in St. Clair, PA (17970) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 159no vehicle
  • 2241 vehicle
  • 1512 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 17970 household income distribution in 2013

  • Zip code 17970 household income distribution in 2013
  • 80Less than $10,000
  • 166$10,000 to $14,999
  • 220$15,000 to $19,999
  • 155$20,000 to $24,999
  • 80$25,000 to $29,999
  • 65$30,000 to $34,999
  • 150$35,000 to $39,999
  • 47$40,000 to $44,999
  • 111$45,000 to $49,999
  • 112$50,000 to $59,999
  • 172$60,000 to $74,999
  • 89$75,000 to $99,999
  • 49$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1$125,000 to $149,999
  • 16$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2013 in zip code 17970

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2013 in zip code 17970
  • 1$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 47$25,000 to $29,999
  • 58$30,000 to $34,999
  • 29$35,000 to $39,999
  • 140$40,000 to $49,999
  • 86$50,000 to $59,999
  • 108$60,000 to $69,999
  • 116$70,000 to $79,999
  • 122$80,000 to $89,999
  • 52$90,000 to $99,999
  • 70$100,000 to $124,999
  • 28$125,000 to $149,999
  • 38$150,000 to $174,999
  • 43$200,000 to $249,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in zip code 17970

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in zip code 17970
  • 10$100 to $149
  • 29$200 to $249
  • 3$250 to $299
  • 16$300 to $349
  • 157$400 to $449
  • 65$450 to $499
  • 53$500 to $549
  • 26$550 to $599
  • 22$600 to $649
  • 9$750 to $799
  • 176No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2013: $580.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $67,402

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,600
17970:

$69,600
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,600 - $89,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $86,874
Here:

$86,874
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $51,968
Here:

$51,968
State:

$157,348

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 765
  • One, attached: 707
  • Two: 76
  • 3 or 4: 49
  • 5 to 9: 39
  • 20 to 49: 21
  • Mobile homes: 12

Unemployment: 12.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 17970

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 17970
  • 81.4%1,217Drove a car alone
  • 11.6%174Carpooled
  • 2.5%38Walked
  • 0.4%6Other means
  • 4.1%61Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 17970

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 17970
  • 69Less than 5 minutes
  • 1445 to 9 minutes
  • 34410 to 14 minutes
  • 31115 to 19 minutes
  • 23420 to 24 minutes
  • 9825 to 29 minutes
  • 11130 to 34 minutes
  • 3335 to 39 minutes
  • 1040 to 44 minutes
  • 1845 to 59 minutes
  • 4360 to 89 minutes
  • 2090 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 88.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,345
  • In family households: 2,393 (406 male householders, 406 female householders)
    434 spouses, 798 children (705 natural, 23 adopted, 71 stepchildren), 78 grandchildren, 46 brothers or sisters, 58 parents, 54 other relatives, 86 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 952 (300 male householders (215 living alone)), 401 female householders (296 living alone)), 251 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 368 2-persons, 239 3-persons, 119 4-persons, 70 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 511 1-person, 155 2-persons, 35 4-persons

300 married couples with children.
170 single-parent households (46 men, 124 women).

96.4% of residents of 17970 zip code speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% very well, 42% well, 3% not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 96 (2.9%)
(45.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.9%
Whole state:

6.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 54%Jamaica
  • 17%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 13%Philippines
  • 8%Austria
  • 5%Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • 2%Poland
  • 1%Germany

Most common first ancestries reported in 17970 (%)

  • 21%German
  • 12%Irish
  • 8%Lithuanian
  • 8%Polish
  • 6%American
  • 4%Dutch
  • 4%Pennsylvania German

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 492000 to 2009
  • 421990 to 1999
  • 23Before 1990

Zip code 17970 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BRAUN B MEDICAL INC ST CLAIR (2 TENSION WAY PO BOX 36 in ST CLAIR, PA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Zip code 17970 marital status for males
Zip code 17970 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 81%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12%Coal or coke
  • 3%Electricity
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 4,091. Population change in the 1990s: -567 (-13.9%).

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

  • This state: 3,033
  • Northeast: 52
  • Midwest: 1
  • South: 116
  • West: 34

72% of the 17970 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 82% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

91% of the 17970 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from different 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): 47
Here:

15.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

12.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

35.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 75,417Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 48,090Education, training, and library occupations
  • 41,250Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 38,667Transportation occupations
  • 38,000Production occupations
  • 37,656Health technologists and technicians

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • HEIM CONSTRUCTION CO , INC (82 TUNNEL ROAD in SAINT CLAIR, PA) : $77,630 in 2 contracts in 2001
    $42,120 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Non-Building Facilities. Signed on 2001-09-28. Completion date: 2002-05-31.
    $35,510, same as above. Signed on 2001-09-29. Completion date: 2002-05-31.

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

  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Mining: Anthracite Mining (20-49: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (20-49: 1)

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 2000:

  • 3 people in religious group quarters
Most common first names in zip code 17970 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16279.2 years
John12374.2 years
Anna11078.3 years
Joseph6672.5 years
Michael6272.5 years
Helen5777.6 years
George4972.1 years
Charles4774.3 years
Elizabeth4376.1 years
Margaret4075.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 17970 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1474.4 years
Thomas1078.8 years
Davenport1074.5 years
Bell1068.5 years
Kovich976.5 years
Jones870.3 years
Williams875.4 years
Garrity875.9 years
Ryan874.2 years
Homa879.1 years
Businesses in zip code 17970
NameCountNameCount
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Home Depot1UPS2
Quiznos1Walmart1
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