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, 2016)


Total Population 1,604
Population in Households 1,604
Population in Familes 1,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 68
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 688
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 436
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 484 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 204 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $72,340
Average Home Value $89,773


Median Household Income $44,868
Average Household Income $52,180
Per Capita Income $22,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.01%
Households 0.14% 0.03%
Families 0.0% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

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

The table below compares 17959 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 # 1047 37th
Population Density1 # 1266 24th
Diversity Index2 # 762 54th
Median Household Income # 1113 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1248 25th

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