Mount Carmel, PA 17851 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17851: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mount Carmel, PA 17851

Not Acceptable, USPS
Atlas, PA 17851
Connersville, PA 17851
Diamondtown, PA 17851
Dooleyville, PA 17851
Merrian, PA 17851
Mt Carmel, PA 17851
Mt Carmel Township, PA 17851
Natalie, PA 17851
Strong, PA 17851

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 280
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,681
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 157
  • County: Northumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.802, Longitude -76.431
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Mount Carmel, PA 17851 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,948
Population in Households 7,888
Population in Familes 5,870
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 393
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 3,611
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 2,041
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,526 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,085 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,065 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $45,011
Average Home Value $73,605


Median Household Income $37,212
Average Household Income $47,130
Per Capita Income $21,497
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.04%
Households 0.02% 0.03%
Families -0.2% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Mount Carmel, PA 17851 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17851 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 # 495 70th
Population Density1 # 699 58th
Diversity Index2 # 834 50th
Median Household Income # 1489 11th
Per Capita Income # 1370 18th

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