New Bethlehem, PA 16242 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 16242: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Bethlehem, PA 16242

Acceptable Alternative
Climax, PA 16242

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 182
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,887
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 82
  • County: Clarion County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.007, Longitude -79.331
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 16242 has segments in 2 Counties (Armstrong, Clarion).

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New Bethlehem, PA 16242 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,851
Population in Households 4,849
Population in Familes 4,008
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 54
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 2,033
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,371
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,429 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 604 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 311 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $90,913
Average Home Value $123,390


Median Household Income $40,701
Average Household Income $54,470
Per Capita Income $22,832
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.14%
Households 0.1% -0.02%
Families -0.01% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Bethlehem, PA 16242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 16242 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 652 61st
Population Density1 # 1331 20th
Diversity Index2 # 1479 12th
Median Household Income # 1344 20th
Per Capita Income # 1190 29th

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