18603 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Berwick, PA (6.12%), Briar Creek, PA (3.46%), East Berwick, PA (1.93%), Foundryville, PA (1.04%)
Counties: Columbia County, PA (59.77%), Luzerne County, PA (40.23%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 19,334
Zip code population in 2010: 19,320
Zip code population in 2000: 19,465

Houses and condos: 8,792
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,555
% of renters here:

32%
State:

31%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 18603: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 51.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 375 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.4% ($1,599)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,521)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,690 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,461 (1.3%)

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Males: 9,053  (46.8%)
Females: 10,281  (53.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 18603:

For population 15 years and over in 18603:

Zip code 18603 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 18603

  • Zip code 18603 races chart
    • 18,206White population
    • 196Black population
    • 16American Indian population
    • 129Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 12Some other race population
    • 241Two or more races population
    • 520Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 14,162
Rural population: 5,171

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $115,400
18603:

$115,400
Pennsylvania:

$164,200



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in 18603 zip code as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 18603 to the number of sex offenders is 659 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

43.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 18603, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $42,128 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,128
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $37,971 (reported on 85.5% of returns)
Here:

$37,971
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.4% for AGIs below $25k, 81.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 60.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $931 (reported on 28.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$931
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,263 (reported on 19.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,263
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,127 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,127
State:

+$14,495
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,265 (reported on 8.8% of returns)
Here:

+$13,265
State:

+$16,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,180 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
18603:

$10,180
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,874 (19% of AGI, reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

$17,874
State:

$23,538

Here:

19.4% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,676 (reported on 11.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,676
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,375 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
18603:

$6,375
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,103 (reported on 18.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,103
State:

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

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 18603, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,905 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,905
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $31,581 (reported on 86.4% of returns)
Here:

$31,581
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 109.5% for AGIs below $10k, 76.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,293 (reported on 41.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,293
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,307 (reported on 23.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,307
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,596 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

+$4,596
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,101 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

+$10,101
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$2,333 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
Here:

+$2,333
State:

+$274

IRA payment deduction: $2,885 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
18603:

$2,885
Pennsylvania:

$2,903
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $10,800 (reported on 0.2% of returns)
Here:

$10,800
Pennsylvania:

$14,674

Total itemized deductions: $15,002 (21% of AGI, reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

$15,002
State:

$18,804

Here:

20.9% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,741 (4% of AGI, reported on 14.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,741
State:

$3,337

Here:

3.5% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,347 (reported on 71.2% of returns)
18603:

$4,347
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,654 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,654
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 55.0%
Here:

55%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 49.5% for AGIs below $10k, 55.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 57.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$42,966
Pennsylvania:

$52,007
Berwick, PA (18603) map Nearest zip codes: 18631, 18635, 17878, 18655, 18622, 18246.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.1%
Pennsylvania:

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

8.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 946
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 7,110


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 143 (100 now married, 43 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 4,475 (2,268 now married, 2,207 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 18603 with a mortgage: 3,095 (94 second mortgage, 376 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,406

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,179
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S452

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

13.2%
Whole state:

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

8.8%
Whole state:

7.5%
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 18603: Hicks Ferry Station (A), Summerhill Fire Company (B), Eagle Hose Company 2 (C), East Berwick Hose Company 2 (D), Defender Hose Company (E), West Berwick Hose Company 1 (F), Salem Township Volunteer Fire Company 1 (G), Reliance Fire Company 1 (H), Ranger Hose Company 2 (I), PPL Susquehanna Fire Brigade (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 18603 include: White Church (A), Saint Peters Church (B), Old Stone Church (C), Ebenezer Church (D), Stone Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Greek Catholic Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Roselawn Cemetery (3), Russian Orthodox Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Briar Creek Reservoir (A), Glen Brook Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Walker Run (A), Glen Brook (B), Salem Creek (C), Briar Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 18603 include: State Game Lands Number 55 (1), Ber Vaughn Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 4662000 to 2009
  • 4691990 to 1999
  • 7261980 to 1989
  • 1,2771970 to 1979
  • 7441960 to 1969
  • 1,1451950 to 1959
  • 6301940 to 1949
  • 3,3351939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Berwick, PA (18603)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1611 bedroom
  • 1,3692 bedrooms
  • 2,9003 bedrooms
  • 8164 bedrooms
  • 2555+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berwick, PA (18603)

  • 113no bedroom
  • 5421 bedroom
  • 9512 bedrooms
  • 7383 bedrooms
  • 1314 bedrooms
  • 805+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Berwick, PA (18603) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 268no vehicle
  • 1,4401 vehicle
  • 2,3452 vehicles
  • 1,0543 vehicles
  • 2624 vehicles
  • 1325+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Berwick, PA (18603) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 528no vehicle
  • 1,1301 vehicle
  • 7312 vehicles
  • 1053 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 255+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $660.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $150,910.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $115,400
18603:

$115,400
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,900 - $170,800

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 7.5%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 63.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,064

Size of family households: 2,619 2-persons, 1,398 3-persons, 813 4-persons, 361 5-persons, 100 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,128 1-person, 459 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 65 4-persons, 47 5-persons

2,114 married couples with children.
1,465 single-parent households (332 men, 1,133 women).

94.5% of residents of 18603 zip code speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% very well, 10% well, 18% not well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% very well, 22% well, 10% not well, 4% not at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (14% very well, 31% well, 55% not well).

Foreign born population: 531 (2.7%)
(39.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.7%
Whole state:

6.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 32%El Salvador
  • 14%Cambodia
  • 13%India
  • 12%Indonesia
  • 5%Italy
  • 5%Latvia
  • 4%Poland

Most common first ancestries reported in 18603 (%)

  • 29%German
  • 10%Other groups
  • 9%Italian
  • 8%Irish
  • 7%English
  • 6%American
  • 5%Polish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 252010 or later
  • 1752000 to 2009
  • 2521990 to 1999
  • 201Before 1990

Zip code 18603 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 18603 marital status for males
Zip code 18603 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 40%Utility gas
  • 28%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22%Electricity
  • 5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3%Wood
  • 2%Coal or coke

Population in 1990: 19,977. Population change in the 1990s: -512 (-2.6%).

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


67% of the 18603 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

92% of the 18603 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% 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): 170
Here:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

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

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 76
Here:

16.5%
Pennsylvania:

35.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 95,938Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 65,739Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 59,375Business and financial operations occupations
  • 52,963Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 52,125Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 51,250Management occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (BERWICK, PA):

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


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 2010:

  • 230 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 274 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$130,98642$110,62990$103,83242$32,53310$113,0252$90,385
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$118,5620$016$115,7333$38,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$118,88810$93,48264$106,47010$46,7413$119,9735$46,904
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$130,2872$87,94531$113,3722$57,8152$63,5152$172,630
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$07$115,1660$00$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$111,2333$83,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$147,6602$43,160
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$127,0300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 18603 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary28681.2 years
John24175.1 years
William18973.7 years
Anna14280.7 years
Charles14075.5 years
Robert13271.3 years
Helen12978.3 years
Joseph11676.0 years
George10676.9 years
Margaret9680.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 18603 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8275.1 years
Hess7280.9 years
Miller6577.1 years
Bower6077.3 years
Kishbaugh5476.4 years
Davis5276.7 years
Thomas3675.4 years
Whitmire3676.4 years
Sitler3576.4 years
Slusser3472.5 years
Businesses in zip code 18603
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Burger King1New Balance1
CVS2Nike3
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
Giant1UPS1
H&R Block1YMCA1

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