Orwigsburg, PA 17961 ZIP Code Profile


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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Not Acceptable, USPS
Deer Lake, PA 17961
Drehersville, PA 17961
Frisbie, PA 17961
Molino, PA 17961
Pinedale, PA 17961
West Brunswick, PA 17961

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 288
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,775
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 30
  • County: Schuylkill County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.645, Longitude -76.078
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Orwigsburg, PA 17961 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17961 to the other 1,556 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 538 65th
Population Density1 # 766 51st
Diversity Index2 # 711 54th
Median Household Income # 321 79th
Per Capita Income # 238 85th

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Orwigsburg, PA 17961 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,841
Population in Households 6,544
Population in Familes 5,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 297
Population Density1 262
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,786
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,837
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,993 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,101 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 685 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $193,736
Average Home Value $235,792


Median Household Income $60,772
Average Household Income $80,162
Per Capita Income $32,759
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.33% -0.19%
Households -0.18% -0.13%
Families -0.41% -0.25%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

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