Benton, PA 17814 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17814: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Benton, PA 17814

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 103
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,746
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 12
  • County: Columbia County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.235, Longitude -76.347
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 17814 has segments in 4 Counties (Columbia, Luzerne, Lycoming, Sullivan).

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Benton, PA 17814 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,933
Population in Households 4,847
Population in Familes 3,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density1 45
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,986
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,368
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,576 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 410 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 734 (27.0%)
Median Home Value $164,715
Average Home Value $206,187


Median Household Income $44,421
Average Household Income $55,696
Per Capita Income $22,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.22%
Households 0.54% 0.29%
Families 0.42% 0.19%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

Benton, PA 17814 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17814 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 # 649 61st
Population Density1 # 1407 16th
Diversity Index2 # 907 46th
Median Household Income # 1147 31st
Per Capita Income # 1218 27th

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