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, 2017)


Total Population 5,179
Daytime Population: Workers 938
Daytime Population: Residents 2,767
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,705
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 5,179
Population in Familes 4,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 146
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $48,290
Average Household Income $63,610
Per Capita Income $25,056


Total Housing Units 2,308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,528 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 512 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 268 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $95,226
Average Home Value $135,275


Total Households 2,040
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,387
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.78%
Households 0.93% 0.8%
Families 0.82% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

Lykens, PA 17048 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17048 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 629 62nd
Population Density # 1001 40th
Diversity Index # 709 57th
Median Household Income # 1046 37th
Per Capita Income # 1030 38th

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