New Columbia, PA 17856 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17856: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Columbia, PA 17856

Not Acceptable, USPS
W Milton, PA 17856

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 37
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,382
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 8
  • County: Union County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.044, Longitude -76.885
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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New Columbia, PA 17856 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,985
Population in Households 3,985
Population in Familes 3,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 91
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,624
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,155
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,781 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,311 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $140,350
Average Home Value $171,777


Median Household Income $51,161
Average Household Income $58,724
Per Capita Income $23,932
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.17%
Households 0.28% 0.23%
Families 0.14% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

New Columbia, PA 17856 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17856 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 # 726 57th
Population Density1 # 1168 30th
Diversity Index2 # 890 46th
Median Household Income # 757 55th
Per Capita Income # 1041 38th

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