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County: Lehigh County, PA

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 2,693
Zip code population in 2010: 2,375
Zip code population in 2000: 2,304




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Houses and condos: 1,116
Renter-occupied apartments: 60
% of renters here:

6%
State:

31%

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 18053: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 16.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 164 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code:

1.3% ($2,886)
Pennsylvania:

1.4% ($2,385)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $3,395 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,633 (1.3%)

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Males: 1,260  (46.8%)
Females: 1,433  (53.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 18053:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 18053:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

Zip code 18053 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.

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Urban population: 503
Rural population: 2,189

Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $219,200
18053:

$219,200
Pennsylvania:

$164,800

Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.3 years

Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 18053, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,933 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,933
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $39,312 (reported on 87.4% of returns)
Here:

$39,312
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 117.3% for AGIs below $10k, 75.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 84.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $752 (reported on 53.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$752
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,359 (reported on 27.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,359
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$914 (reported on 17.3% of returns)
Here:

+$914
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,895 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

+$8,895
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$1,111 (reported on 1.6% of returns)
Here:

+$1,111
State:

+$274

IRA payment deduction: $2,844 (reported on 3.9% of returns)
18053:

$2,844
Pennsylvania:

$2,903

Total itemized deductions: $14,897 (22% of AGI, reported on 35.7% of returns)
Here:

$14,897
State:

$18,804

Here:

21.6% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,521 (2% of AGI, reported on 30.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,521
State:

$3,337

Here:

2.1% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,859 (reported on 77.8% of returns)
18053:

$4,859
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,432 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,432
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 55.3%
Here:

55%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 44.5% for AGIs below $10k, 54.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 58.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 53.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.1% for AGIs over 100k)


Estimated median household income in 2011:
This zip code:

$76,493
Pennsylvania:

$50,228

18053 map

Nearest zip codes: 18079, 18212, 18066, 18080, 18030, 18078.

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

71.2%
Pennsylvania:

48.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

11.2%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 34
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 999


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 60 (11 now married, 49 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 720 (466 now married, 254 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 18053 with a mortgage: 692 (51 second mortgage, 171 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 281

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,419
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $461

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

1.4%
Whole state:

13.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

1.4%
Whole state:

7.6%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

6.9
State:

4.4


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

Notable locations in zip code 18053: Germans Corners (A), Goodwill Fire Company Station 10 Germansville (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Sand Spring Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 33
  • 2000 to 2004: 124
  • 1990 to 1999: 156
  • 1980 to 1989: 119
  • 1970 to 1979: 318
  • 1960 to 1969: 81
  • 1950 to 1959: 37
  • 1940 to 1949: 16
  • 1939 or earlier: 232


Zip code 18053 satellite photo by USGS

Bedrooms in houses/apartments in 18053
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 179
  • 3 bedrooms: 520
  • 4 bedrooms: 263
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 49
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in 18053 in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 30
  • 1 vehicle: 176
  • 2 vehicles: 364
  • 3 vehicles: 230
  • 4 vehicles: 117
  • 5+ vehicles: 56
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 49
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0


Estimated household income distribution in 2009:

Zip code 18053 household income distribution in 2009

Zip code 18053 house/condo values in 2011

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 18053:

  • Less than $10,000: 17
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 18
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 19
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 17
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 11
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 53
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 106
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 86
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 44
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 53
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 163
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 170
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 163
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 29
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 11
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 13

 



18053 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 18053:

  • $600 to $649: 11
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 49
 


Median gross rent in 2011: $1,694.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2011: $225,465.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $224,237
  • Black or African American householders: $282,250
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $282,250

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $219,200
18053:

$219,200
Pennsylvania:

$164,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,700 - $292,000

Mean price in 2011:

Detached houses: $256,956
Here:

$256,956
State:

$217,230

Townhouses or other attached units: $121,216
Here:

$121,216
State:

$157,579

Mobile homes: $43,578
Here:

$43,578
State:

$72,336

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 919
  • One, attached: 146
  • Mobile homes: 51

Unemployment: 6.0%
18053 zip code mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,310 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 64 (4%)
  • Walked: 30 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 63 (4%)
 

18053 zip code travel time to work (commute)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 19
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 116
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 98
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 136
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 166
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 113
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 350
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 11
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 118
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 139
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 114
  • 90 or more minutes: 24
 

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,691
  • In family households: 2,442 (516 male householders, 324 female householders)
    699 spouses, 832 children (767 natural, 28 adopted, 38 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 71 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 249 (41 male householders (18 living alone)), 152 female householders (121 living alone)), 56 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 364 2-persons, 246 3-persons, 177 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 38 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 139 1-person, 54 2-persons

508 married couples with children.
74 single-parent households (63 men, 11 women).

98.9% of residents of 18053 zip code speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 43 (1.6%)
(32.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.6%
Whole state:

5.9%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (44%)
  • Ireland (33%)
  • Canada (23%)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2000 or later: 19
  • 1990 to 1999: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • Before 1980: 16

Races in zip code 18053:

White population: 2,281
Black population: 7
American Indian population: 1
Asian population: 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 0
Some other race population: 3
Two or more races population: 18
Hispanic or Latino population: 53

Most common first ancestries reported in 18053 (%):



  • German (29%)
  • Italian (14%)
  • Pennsylvania German (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Other groups (7%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • American (5%)


Zip code 18053 topographic map


Zip code 18053 marital status for males
Zip code 18053 marital status for females


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (53%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Population in 1990: 975. Population change in the 1990s: +1,329 (+136.3%).

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

  • This state: 2,283
  • Northeast: 274
  • South: 73
  • West: 18

78% of the 18053 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

93% of the 18053 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 83% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%

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

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

12.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

34.0%
Pennsylvania:

37.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Class of Workers (%)


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

  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations: 71,087
  • Management occupations: 59,850
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations: 58,594
  • Education, training, and library occupations: 58,424
  • Production occupations: 48,125
  • Construction and extraction occupations: 46,359

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • MS4 VACUUM (5141 INNWOOD DR in GERMANSVILLE, PA; small business)
    $2,250 with Army for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components. Signed on 2004-11-29. Completion date: 2005-11-30.

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

  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Temporary Help Services (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): General Automotive Repair (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (1-4: 3)

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 (Noninst.)




6 people in homes for the mentally retarded


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$196,12618$162,132106$185,05814$112,1831$133,3304$94,5755$117,314
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$121,9602$197,1609$191,9061$28,4200$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$149,8703$151,94040$209,6016$41,0000$01$410,8603$122,480
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$201,5501$81,14017$211,1284$51,6800$01$106,4600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$177,1330$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0053.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$137,7252$196,385
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$196,3801$89,920
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0053.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in zip code 18053 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank973.7 years
Robert869.2 years
Helen788.8 years
William667.7 years
John667.2 years
George670.0 years
Clarence573.8 years
Ralph577.8 years
Carl575.6 years
Paul579.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 18053 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Snyder974.6 years
Mantz879.5 years
Handwerk882.3 years
Harter874.1 years
Smith772.0 years
Fink678.7 years
Rex656.7 years
Hunsicker581.4 years
Hamm584.6 years
Frey571.0 years


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