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: 235
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,267
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 159
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 7,508
Population in Households 7,315
Population in Familes 5,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density1 281
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 3,274
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 2,121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,338 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 936 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 330 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $134,325
Average Home Value $154,865


Median Household Income $50,543
Average Household Income $61,239
Per Capita Income $26,989
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.02%
Households 0.17% 0.12%
Families 0.02% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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.

Northumberland, PA 17857 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17857 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 # 505 70th
Population Density1 # 803 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 671 60th
Median Household Income # 800 52nd
Per Capita Income # 664 60th

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