Ashland, PA 17921 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17921: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ashland, PA 17921

Acceptable Alternative
Centralia, PA 17921
Helfenstein, PA 17921

Not Acceptable, USPS
Big Mine Run Junction, PA 17921
Fountain Springs, PA 17921
Homesville, PA 17921
Mable, PA 17921
Mowry, PA 17921
Taylorville, PA 17921

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 172
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,778
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 91
  • County: Schuylkill County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.779, Longitude -76.337
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 17921 has segments in 2 Counties (Columbia, Schuylkill).

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Ashland, PA 17921 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,503
Population in Households 6,999
Population in Familes 5,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 504
Population Density1 153
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 3,262
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 2,127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,520 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 742 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 662 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $91,150
Average Home Value $109,960


Median Household Income $47,733
Average Household Income $57,247
Per Capita Income $25,632
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.03%
Households 0.06% 0.05%
Families -0.1% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Ashland, PA 17921 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17921 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 # 506 70th
Population Density1 # 1000 40th
Diversity Index2 # 525 68th
Median Household Income # 958 43rd
Per Capita Income # 821 51st

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