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17978 Zip Code (PA) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2017: 250
Zip code population in 2010: 224
Zip code population in 2000: 324

Houses and condos: 164
Renter-occupied apartments: 56
% of renters here:

48%
State:

32%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 17978: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 2.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 90 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 17978
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.1% ($1,425)
Pennsylvania:

1.6% ($2,855)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,616 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,318 (1.4%)

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Males: 117  (47.0%)
Females: 132  (53.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 17978:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 17978:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

Zip code 17978 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below 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 17978 (2017)
    • 21867.3%White
    • 41.2%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Asian
    • 10.3%Hispanic or Latino
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $129,998
17978:

$129,998
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 17978, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $39,785 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,785
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $39,750 (reported on 70.0% of returns)
Here:

$39,750
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 58.3% for AGIs below $25k, 84.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $750 (reported on 30.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$750
Pennsylvania:

$1,588

Ordinary dividends: $167 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

$167
State:

$5,827

Profit/loss from business: +$15,733 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

+$15,733
State:

+$16,268

Total itemized deductions: $13,933 (24% of AGI, reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

$13,933
State:

$23,538

Here:

23.8% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI

Taxes paid: $6,450 (reported on 10.0% of returns)
17978:

$6,450
State:

$9,982

Earned income credit: $2,100 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,100
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.5% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 70.0%
Here:

70%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 66.7% for AGIs below $25k, 75.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 17978, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $35,473 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,473
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $30,171 (reported on 83.5% of returns)
Here:

$30,171
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.2% for AGIs below $10k, 82.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 52.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $629 (reported on 51.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$629
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $474 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$474
State:

$3,566

Profit/loss from business: +$7,484 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
Here:

+$7,484
State:

+$14,267

Total itemized deductions: $12,257 (19% of AGI, reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$12,257
State:

$18,804

Here:

18.9% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,261 (2% of AGI, reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,261
State:

$3,337

Here:

1.7% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI

Total tax: $3,688 (reported on 75.9% of returns)
17978:

$3,688
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,640 (reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,640
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 74.1%
Here:

74%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 75.7% for AGIs below $10k, 70.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$35,975
Pennsylvania:

$59,195
17978 map Nearest zip codes: 17968, 17098, 17941, 17983, 17097, 17836.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.7%
Pennsylvania:

45.4%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 26
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 90


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 2 (2 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 47 (10 now married, 36 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 17978 with a mortgage: 34 (8 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,071
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $450

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

22.0%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

8.9%
Whole state:

6.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 22010 to 2013
  • 22000 to 2009
  • 41990 to 1999
  • 21980 to 1989
  • 111970 to 1979
  • 121960 to 1969
  • 101950 to 1959
  • 111940 to 1949
  • 1081939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 17978
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 17978
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 122 bedrooms
  • 273 bedrooms
  • 114 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 17978
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 17978
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 252 bedrooms
  • 203 bedrooms
  • 44 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 17978 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 17978 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2no vehicle
  • 111 vehicle
  • 292 vehicles
  • 93 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 17978 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 17978 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 8no vehicle
  • 391 vehicle
  • 62 vehicles
  • 33 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 17978 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 17978 household income distribution in 2017
  • 10Less than $10,000
  • 9$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 11$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2$25,000 to $29,999
  • 13$30,000 to $34,999
  • 9$35,000 to $39,999
  • 7$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1$45,000 to $49,999
  • 11$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4$100,000 to $124,999
  • 8$125,000 to $149,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 17978

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 17978
  • 2$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6$60,000 to $69,999
  • 8$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2$175,000 to $199,999
  • 6$200,000 to $249,999
  • 5$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 17978

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 17978
  • 7$200 to $249
  • 1$300 to $349
  • 1$350 to $399
  • 18$450 to $499
  • 5$500 to $549
  • 5$550 to $599
  • 5$600 to $649
  • 3$1,250 to $1,499
  • 3No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $678.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $123,938

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $129,998
17978:

$129,998
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,433 - $244,311

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $180,928
Here:

$180,928
State:

$246,314
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 17978

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 82
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 1
  • 3 or 4: 64
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • Mobile homes: 1

Unemployment: 3.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 17978

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 17978
  • 83.1%89Drove a car alone
  • 0.9%1Bus or trolley bus
  • 3.7%4Walked
  • 4.7%5Other means
  • 5.6%6Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 17978

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 17978
  • 195 to 9 minutes
  • 710 to 14 minutes
  • 915 to 19 minutes
  • 920 to 24 minutes
  • 825 to 29 minutes
  • 1630 to 34 minutes
  • 1045 to 59 minutes
  • 1660 to 89 minutes
  • 490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 66.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 250
  • In family households: 220 (35 male householders, 53 female householders)
    47 spouses, 69 children (70 natural, 1 adopted, 1 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 0 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 29 (21 male householders (21 living alone)), 8 female householders (8 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 60 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 29 1-person

8 married couples with children.
42 single-parent households (2 men, 40 women).

All residents speak English at home

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

7.0%
Most common first ancestries reported in 17978
  • 55%German
  • 7%English
  • 6%American
  • 5%European
  • 5%Pennsylvania German
  • 3%French
  • 2%Irish

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Zip code 17978 marital status for males
Zip code 17978 marital status for females

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 48.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.2%Electricity
  • 17.3%Coal or coke
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood

Population in 1990: 288. Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+12.5%).

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

  • This state: 236
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 2
  • South: 4

60% of the 17978 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

91% of the 17978 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in 17978

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1
Here:

39.9%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 57,654Management occupations
  • 43,372Education, training, and library occupations
  • 37,992Construction and extraction occupations
  • 37,752Material moving occupations
  • 31,618Transportation occupations
  • 26,787Office and administrative support occupations

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

  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)

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
Most common first names in zip code 17978 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William777.6 years
Robert570.8 years
James460.0 years
Allen380.3 years
Harvey375.3 years
Harry375.6 years
Marlin377.0 years
Mildred384.0 years
George266.5 years
Ernest264.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 17978 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Artz877.8 years
Reed778.9 years
Mace671.3 years
Klinger670.5 years
Scheib571.2 years
Schwalm577.1 years
Koppenhaver472.0 years
Carl474.4 years
Umholtz481.7 years
Barr378.3 years
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