19539 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Mertztown, PA (4.79%), Dryville, PA (1.90%), Bowers, PA (0.79%)
Counties: Berks County, PA (94.95%), Lehigh County, PA (5.05%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 4,783
Zip code population in 2010: 4,597
Zip code population in 2000: 4,252

Houses and condos: 1,844
Renter-occupied apartments: 285
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 19539: 95.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 22.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 216 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

1.8% ($3,614)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,521)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,018 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,284 (2.3%)

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Males: 2,346  (49.0%)
Females: 2,437  (51.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 19539:

For population 15 years and over in 19539:

Zip code 19539 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 19539

  • Zip code 19539 races chart
    • 4,482White population
    • 9Black population
    • 2American Indian population
    • 20Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 3Some other race population
    • 30Two or more races population
    • 51Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 1,124
Rural population: 3,658

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $202,000
19539:

$202,000
Pennsylvania:

$164,200



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 19539 zip code as of August 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 19539 to the number of sex offenders is 2,057 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

43.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 19539, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $56,517 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$56,517
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $52,297 (reported on 84.0% of returns)
Here:

$52,297
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.0% for AGIs below $25k, 77.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 67.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $798 (reported on 42.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$798
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,950 (reported on 27.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,950
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,368 (reported on 17.3% of returns)
Here:

+$1,368
State:

+$14,495
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$14,330 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

+$14,330
State:

+$16,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 4.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,211 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
19539:

$14,211
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,660 (21% of AGI, reported on 36.8% of returns)
Here:

$20,660
State:

$23,538

Here:

21.0% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $25k, 9.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 14.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,387 (reported on 29.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,387
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $9,213 (reported on 36.4% of returns)
19539:

$9,213
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,758 (reported on 8.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,758
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 19539, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $46,429 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,429
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $45,304 (reported on 84.9% of returns)
Here:

$45,304
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 177.3% for AGIs below $10k, 64.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 78.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,067 (reported on 58.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,067
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,298 (reported on 32.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,298
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,741 (reported on 22.4% of returns)
Here:

+$2,741
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -6.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,719 (reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

+$11,719
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $10k, 8.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$6,464 (reported on 1.3% of returns)
Here:

+$6,464
State:

+$274

IRA payment deduction: $2,819 (reported on 3.8% of returns)
19539:

$2,819
Pennsylvania:

$2,903
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $6,300 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
Here:

$6,300
Pennsylvania:

$14,674

Total itemized deductions: $16,563 (22% of AGI, reported on 39.6% of returns)
Here:

$16,563
State:

$18,804

Here:

21.6% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.7% for AGIs below $10k, 10.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,882 (2% of AGI, reported on 34.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,882
State:

$3,337

Here:

2.4% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,914 (reported on 80.9% of returns)
19539:

$5,914
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,268 (reported on 7.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,268
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 58.4%
Here:

58%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 47.7% for AGIs below $10k, 64.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$72,788
Pennsylvania:

$52,007
Mertztown, PA (19539) map Nearest zip codes: 19562, 18011, 19538, 19511, 18031, 19536.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

60.5%
Pennsylvania:

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

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 61
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,728


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 137 (108 now married, 29 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 914 (500 now married, 414 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 19539 with a mortgage: 1,008 (85 second mortgage, 308 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 496

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,682
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S624

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

6.2%
Whole state:

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

4.4%
Whole state:

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

6.7
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.8
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 19539: Longswamp Township Office (A), Topton Volunteer Fire Company 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 19539 include: Fredericksville Chapel (A), Saint Pauls United Church of Christ (B), Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Longswamp United Church of Christ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Union Cemetery (1), Longswamp Union Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Toad Creek (A), Little Sacony Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 19539: Longswamp Community Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 1392000 to 2009
  • 2921990 to 1999
  • 3601980 to 1989
  • 1651970 to 1979
  • 1681960 to 1969
  • 1291950 to 1959
  • 461940 to 1949
  • 5451939 or earlier

Zip code 19539 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mertztown, PA (19539)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 311 bedroom
  • 2592 bedrooms
  • 7473 bedrooms
  • 4344 bedrooms
  • 335+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mertztown, PA (19539)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 541 bedroom
  • 662 bedrooms
  • 1193 bedrooms
  • 324 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Mertztown, PA (19539) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 12no vehicle
  • 2971 vehicle
  • 7202 vehicles
  • 2513 vehicles
  • 1374 vehicles
  • 875+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Mertztown, PA (19539) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 27no vehicle
  • 661 vehicle
  • 1372 vehicles
  • 163 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $979.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $202,000
19539:

$202,000
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $118,800 - $264,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $114,631
Here:

$114,631
State:

$221,511

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 9.7%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 52.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,783

Size of family households: 714 2-persons, 243 3-persons, 359 4-persons, 62 5-persons, 34 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 325 1-person, 26 2-persons

746 married couples with children.
186 single-parent households (145 men, 41 women).

93.6% of residents of 19539 zip code speak English at home.
6.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% very well, 31% well, 6% not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 10 (0.2%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.2%
Whole state:

6.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 100%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan

Most common first ancestries reported in 19539 (%)

  • 43%German
  • 10%Pennsylvania German
  • 9%American
  • 7%Italian
  • 6%Other groups
  • 3%English
  • 3%Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 102000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Private high school not listed on the city page:

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 135; Location: 245 FREDERICKSVILLE RD., MERTZTOWN, PA; Grades: PK - 12)

Zip code 19539 topographic map

Public primary/middle school in zip code 19539 not listed on the city page:

  • LONGSWAMP EL SCH (Students: 136; Grades: KG - 02)

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 19539 marital status for males
Zip code 19539 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

  • 57%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23%Electricity
  • 10%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4%Wood
  • 3%Coal or coke
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 4,058. Population change in the 1990s: +194 (+4.8%).

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


75% of the 19539 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

97% of the 19539 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different county within same state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

2.6%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

15.4%
Pennsylvania:

35.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 49,194Management occupations
  • 46,136Business and financial operations occupations
  • 44,861Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 42,019Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 39,266Production occupations
  • 38,750Construction and extraction occupations

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)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 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 ORIGINATED48$178,25870$159,815319$173,11741$57,8120$08$152,73413$53,665
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$97,3509$140,95128$174,5563$22,4970$01$15,5306$65,588
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$161,01519$91,263113$180,59515$32,6611$310,6801$204,63017$62,270
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$156,4994$136,96582$194,6687$96,7600$00$02$130,485
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$352,10014$193,0511$259,0900$01$93,2000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0063.02 , 0134.01, 0142.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$185,9066$237,712
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$236,6703$268,873
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$276,640
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$196,7601$200,100
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0063.02 , 0134.01, 0142.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 19539 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2571.4 years
Paul2072.4 years
Robert1968.8 years
George1976.2 years
William1972.8 years
Charles1776.7 years
Helen1378.4 years
Clarence1276.7 years
Edwin973.9 years
Elsie981.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 19539 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Delong1977.8 years
Miller1672.4 years
Moyer1269.0 years
Heffner1177.6 years
Boyer1074.7 years
Geist965.6 years
Werst879.8 years
Kline874.0 years
Eck878.6 years
Hilbert878.3 years

Businesses in zip code 19539



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