Lykens, PA 17048 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17048: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lykens, PA 17048

Not Acceptable, USPS
Erdman, PA 17048
Loyalton, PA 17048
Specktown, PA 17048

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 81
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,516
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 36
  • County: Dauphin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.595, Longitude -76.714
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lykens, PA 17048 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,424
Population in Households 5,424
Population in Familes 4,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 141
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 2,144
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,462
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,605 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 539 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 271 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $92,208
Average Home Value $133,224


Median Household Income $47,139
Average Household Income $62,020
Per Capita Income $24,515
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.66%
Households 0.83% 0.66%
Families 0.7% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Lykens, PA 17048 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17048 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 # 616 63rd
Population Density1 # 1022 39th
Diversity Index2 # 736 56th
Median Household Income # 992 41st
Per Capita Income # 959 43rd

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