Shamokin, PA 17872 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17872: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shamokin, PA 17872

Acceptable Alternative
Gowen City, PA 17872

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 367
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,225
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 333
  • County: Northumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.82, Longitude -76.556
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Shamokin, PA 17872 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,653
Population in Households 9,620
Population in Familes 7,261
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 276
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 4,259
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,513
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,671 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,588 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,357 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $53,462
Average Home Value $85,811


Median Household Income $34,788
Average Household Income $45,565
Per Capita Income $20,141
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% -0.02%
Households -0.02% 0.04%
Families -0.21% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Shamokin, PA 17872 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17872 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 # 435 74th
Population Density1 # 810 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 691 58th
Median Household Income # 1549 7th
Per Capita Income # 1474 12th

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