New Philadelphia, PA 17959 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17959: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Philadelphia, PA 17959

Acceptable Alternative
Kaska, PA 17959
New Phila, PA 17959

Not Acceptable, USPS
Silver Creek, PA 17959
Valley Furnace, PA 17959

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 24
  • Single Family Addresses: 628
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Schuylkill County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.739, Longitude -76.109
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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New Philadelphia, PA 17959 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,576
Daytime Population: Workers 153
Daytime Population: Residents 872
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,025
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 1,576
Population in Familes 1,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 70
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $46,821
Average Household Income $54,623
Per Capita Income $23,430


Total Housing Units 813 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 476 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $77,660
Average Home Value $94,380


Total Households 676
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 427
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 0.11% -0.18%
Households 0.04% -0.24%
Families -0.13% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

New Philadelphia, PA 17959 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17959 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 # 1044 37th
Population Density # 1245 25th
Diversity Index # 751 55th
Median Household Income # 1127 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1248 25th

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