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17981 Zip Code (Tremont, PA) Detailed Profile




Cities: Tremont, PA (2.65%), Donaldson, PA (0.42%)
County: Schuylkill County, PA
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 2,742
Zip code population in 2010: 2,751
Zip code population in 2000: 2,738

Houses and condos: 1,257
Renter-occupied apartments: 263
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 17981: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 27.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 100 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 17981
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.2% ($995)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,887)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,174 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $917 (1.3%)

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Males: 1,500  (54.7%)
Females: 1,241  (45.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 17981:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 17981:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

Zip code 17981 compared to 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.
  • Median age above 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 17981 (2019)
    • 2,71498.7%White
    • 130.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 100.4%Black
    • 90.3%Two or more races
    • 20.07%American Indian
    • 20.07%Asian
    • 10.04%Some other race
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $82,157
17981:

$82,157
Pennsylvania:

$192,600



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 17981 zip code as of October 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 17981 is 1,373 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:

45.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 17981, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $35,535 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,535
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $33,271 (reported on 85.5% of returns)
Here:

$33,271
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.7% for AGIs below $25k, 84.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $286 (reported on 22.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$286
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $472 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

$472
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$283 (reported on 4.8% of returns)
Here:

+$283
State:

+$14,495

Profit/loss from business: +$8,670 (reported on 8.1% of returns)
Here:

+$8,670
State:

+$16,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,363 (reported on 6.5% of returns)
17981:

$8,363
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,192 (24% of AGI, reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

$15,192
State:

$23,538

Here:

24.4% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $1,550 (reported on 6.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,550
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxes paid: $4,023 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
17981:

$4,023
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,958 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,958
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 51.6%
Here:

52%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 47.1% for AGIs below $25k, 52.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 17981, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,249 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,249
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $30,484 (reported on 87.8% of returns)
Here:

$30,484
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 90.3% for AGIs below $10k, 80.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 87.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $705 (reported on 34.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$705
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $775 (reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

$775
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$426 (reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here:

+$426
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, -0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,586 (reported on 9.3% of returns)
Here:

+$6,586
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,154 (reported on 2.2% of returns)
17981:

$2,154
Pennsylvania:

$2,903

Total itemized deductions: $12,476 (21% of AGI, reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$12,476
State:

$18,804

Here:

21.2% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,305 (2% of AGI, reported on 7.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,305
State:

$3,337

Here:

2.2% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI

Total tax: $3,602 (reported on 73.9% of returns)
17981:

$3,602
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,658 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,658
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.5%
Here:

62%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 56.1% for AGIs below $10k, 60.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 63.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$54,331
Pennsylvania:

$63,463
Tremont, PA (17981) map Nearest zip codes: 17923, 17963, 17944, 17921, 17901, 17943.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.7%
Pennsylvania:

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

10.7%
Pennsylvania:

46.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 197
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 927


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 33 (10 now married, 21 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 488 (253 now married, 233 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 17981 with a mortgage: 435 (7 second mortgage, 40 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 438

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $860
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $402

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

9.7%
Whole state:

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

5.7%
Whole state:

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

6.2
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4
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  • Notable locations in zip code 17981: I-81 Scenic View (A), Tremont Fire Company 1 (B), Donaldson Fire Company 1 (C), Newtown Volunteer Fire Company (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 17981: Joliett Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Poplar Creek (A), Good Spring Creek (B), Gebhard Run (C), Black Creek (D), Panther Creek (E), Middle Creek (F), Coal Run (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 92014 or later
  • 62010 to 2013
  • 222000 to 2009
  • 531990 to 1999
  • 681980 to 1989
  • 1051970 to 1979
  • 521960 to 1969
  • 1211950 to 1959
  • 1131940 to 1949
  • 6861939 or earlier

Zip code 17981 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Tremont, PA (17981)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Tremont, PA (17981)
  • 2no bedroom
  • 141 bedroom
  • 1982 bedrooms
  • 5173 bedrooms
  • 1104 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tremont, PA (17981)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tremont, PA (17981)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 551 bedroom
  • 1182 bedrooms
  • 693 bedrooms
  • 164 bedrooms
  • 45+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Tremont, PA (17981) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Tremont, PA (17981) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 34no vehicle
  • 2381 vehicle
  • 3472 vehicles
  • 1633 vehicles
  • 704 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Tremont, PA (17981) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Tremont, PA (17981) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 50no vehicle
  • 981 vehicle
  • 932 vehicles
  • 113 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 17981 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 17981 household income distribution in 2019
  • 32Less than $10,000
  • 46$10,000 to $14,999
  • 72$15,000 to $19,999
  • 63$20,000 to $24,999
  • 65$25,000 to $29,999
  • 55$30,000 to $34,999
  • 61$35,000 to $39,999
  • 77$40,000 to $44,999
  • 35$45,000 to $49,999
  • 127$50,000 to $59,999
  • 169$60,000 to $74,999
  • 157$75,000 to $99,999
  • 93$100,000 to $124,999
  • 26$125,000 to $149,999
  • 21$150,000 to $199,999
  • 10$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 17981

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 17981
  • 2Less than $10,000
  • 18$10,000 to $14,999
  • 31$15,000 to $19,999
  • 29$20,000 to $24,999
  • 13$25,000 to $29,999
  • 25$30,000 to $34,999
  • 31$35,000 to $39,999
  • 44$40,000 to $49,999
  • 94$50,000 to $59,999
  • 57$60,000 to $69,999
  • 72$70,000 to $79,999
  • 74$80,000 to $89,999
  • 40$90,000 to $99,999
  • 92$100,000 to $124,999
  • 42$125,000 to $149,999
  • 44$150,000 to $174,999
  • 11$175,000 to $199,999
  • 18$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3$250,000 to $299,999
  • 8$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 17981

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 17981
  • 2Less than $100
  • 7$100 to $149
  • 2$150 to $199
  • 5$250 to $299
  • 7$300 to $349
  • 16$350 to $399
  • 24$400 to $449
  • 31$450 to $499
  • 32$500 to $549
  • 36$550 to $599
  • 30$600 to $649
  • 16$650 to $699
  • 3$800 to $899
  • 2$900 to $999
  • 21No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $678.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $314,084.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $82,505

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $82,157
17981:

$82,157
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,499 - $114,971

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $108,472
Here:

$108,472
State:

$255,931

Townhouses or other attached units: $58,467
Here:

$58,467
State:

$201,403

Mobile homes: $77,922
Here:

$77,922
State:

$62,605
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 17981
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 677
  • One, attached: 381
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 47
  • 5 to 9: 41
  • 20 to 49: 21
  • Mobile homes: 68

Unemployment: 6.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 17981

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 17981
  • 83.4%1,009Drove a car alone
  • 7.5%91Carpooled
  • 0.2%2Bus or trolley bus
  • 6.2%75Walked
  • 1.2%15Other means
  • 0.6%7Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 17981

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 17981
  • 93Less than 5 minutes
  • 1035 to 9 minutes
  • 11010 to 14 minutes
  • 21615 to 19 minutes
  • 13320 to 24 minutes
  • 8125 to 29 minutes
  • 12530 to 34 minutes
  • 2035 to 39 minutes
  • 8540 to 44 minutes
  • 8245 to 59 minutes
  • 10160 to 89 minutes
  • 3990 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 68.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,742
  • Male householders: 639 (187 living alone), Female householders: 494 (134 living alone)
  • 505 spouses (505 opposite-sex spouses), 152 unmarried partners, (151 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 643 children (602 natural, 11 adopted, 30 stepchildren), 42 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 15 parents, 0 foster children, 23 other relatives, 25 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 198 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 322 2-persons, 229 3-persons, 117 4-persons, 29 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 320 1-person, 88 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons

271 married couples with children.
211 single-parent households (107 men, 104 women).

97.9% of residents of 17981 zip code speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 6 (0.2%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.2%
Whole state:

7.0%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 50%Romania
  • 33%France
Most common first ancestries reported in 17981
  • 39%German
  • 11%Irish
  • 8%American
  • 6%Pennsylvania German
  • 4%English
  • 3%Italian
  • 2%Polish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 13Before 1990

Zip code 17981 topographic map


Zip code 17981 marital status for males
Zip code 17981 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 60.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.9%Coal or coke
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 2,629. Population change in the 1990s: +109 (+4.1%).

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

  • This state: 2,528
  • Northeast: 113
  • Midwest: 24
  • South: 34
  • West: 18

72% of the 17981 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

95% of the 17981 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Tremont, PA (17981)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

2.6%
Pennsylvania:

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

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

37.3%
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 ($)
  • 69,718Management occupations
  • 68,058Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 65,163Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 64,982Business and financial operations occupations
  • 62,931Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 55,295Construction and extraction occupations

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Mining: Anthracite Mining (10-19: 1, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (20-49: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Food Service Contractors (20-49: 1)
  • Utilities: Electric Power Distribution (20-49: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Ambulance Services (10-19: 2)

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 2010:

  • 166 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 145 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

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

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

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 12. The highest number of reported fires - 43 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 17981 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.5%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (27.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 17981
    • 8343.5%Structure Fires
    • 5327.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4523.6%Outside Fires
    • 105.2%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 17981, Pennsylvania

Most common first names in zip code 17981 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5982.7 years
William4773.1 years
John4774.7 years
Charles4372.7 years
Anna3883.8 years
Joseph2972.2 years
George2877.9 years
Harry2376.6 years
Ruth2279.2 years
Dorothy2180.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 17981 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller4479.4 years
Morgan2969.5 years
Brown1685.5 years
Koch1674.1 years
Klinger1476.0 years
Zerbe1477.2 years
Hatter1476.5 years
Kimmel1379.6 years
Long1275.5 years
Renninger1273.0 years
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