Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17972: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Acceptable Alternative
Landingville, PA 17972
Schuykl Havn, PA 17972

Not Acceptable, USPS
Adamsdale, PA 17972
Bohrmans Mill, PA 17972

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 359
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,795
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 178
  • County: Schuylkill County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.633, Longitude -76.155
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,814
Population in Households 11,707
Population in Familes 9,313
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 261
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 4,806
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,536 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,270 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 427 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $136,137
Average Home Value $168,050


Median Household Income $51,724
Average Household Income $63,442
Per Capita Income $25,909
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.04%
Households 0.08% 0.03%
Families -0.07% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.

Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17972 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 # 367 78th
Population Density1 # 827 51st
Diversity Index2 # 560 67th
Median Household Income # 718 57th
Per Capita Income # 793 53rd

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