Tower City, PA 17980 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17980: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tower City, PA 17980

Not Acceptable, USPS
Orwin, PA 17980
Porter, PA 17980
Reinerton, PA 17980
Rush, PA 17980

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 82
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,427
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 26
  • County: Schuylkill County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.592, Longitude -76.538
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 17980 has segments in 2 Counties (Dauphin, Schuylkill).

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Tower City, PA 17980 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,568
Population in Households 3,566
Population in Familes 2,852
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 77
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,499
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 994
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,142 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 357 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $93,706
Average Home Value $119,812


Median Household Income $52,271
Average Household Income $61,104
Per Capita Income $25,680
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.29%
Households 0.54% 0.28%
Families 0.41% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

Tower City, PA 17980 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17980 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 # 768 54th
Population Density1 # 1219 27th
Diversity Index2 # 970 42nd
Median Household Income # 690 59th
Per Capita Income # 818 51st

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