Northumberland, PA 17857 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17857: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Northumberland, PA 17857

Acceptable Alternative
Northumberlnd, PA 17857

Not Acceptable, USPS
Kapp Heights, PA 17857
Lithia Sprs, PA 17857
Oak Park, PA 17857

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 229
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,264
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 160
  • County: Northumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.894, Longitude -76.798
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Northumberland, PA 17857 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,370
Daytime Population: Workers 3,377
Daytime Population: Residents 3,801
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,178
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 7,177
Population in Familes 5,674
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density2 275
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $51,897
Average Household Income $64,542
Per Capita Income $28,305


Total Housing Units 3,563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,283 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 916 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 364 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $136,584
Average Home Value $156,110


Total Households 3,199
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,076
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 -0.22% -0.3%
Households -0.18% -0.26%
Families -0.28% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Northumberland, PA 17857 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17857 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 # 513 69th
Population Density # 808 51st
Diversity Index # 664 60th
Median Household Income # 818 51st
Per Capita Income # 663 60th

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