Sunbury, PA 17801 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17801: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sunbury, PA 17801

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 567
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,544
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 525
  • County: Northumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.847, Longitude -76.771
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sunbury, PA 17801 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,601
Population in Households 16,179
Population in Familes 12,664
Population in Group Qrtrs 422
Population Density1 248
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 6,963
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,423
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,850 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,191 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,772 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 887 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $116,990
Average Home Value $142,126


Median Household Income $38,653
Average Household Income $49,872
Per Capita Income $21,200
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% -0.05%
Households 0.03% 0.03%
Families -0.13% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Sunbury, PA 17801 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17801 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 # 255 85th
Population Density1 # 843 50th
Diversity Index2 # 374 78th
Median Household Income # 1435 14th
Per Capita Income # 1393 17th

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