New Columbia, PA 17856 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17856: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Columbia, PA 17856

Not Acceptable, USPS
W Milton, PA 17856

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Union County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.044, Longitude -76.885
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 44
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 1,412
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 8
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,404

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 17856 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 17856 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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New Columbia, PA 17856 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,689
Population in Households 3,689
Population in Familes 3,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 89
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $51,825
Average Household Income $61,145
Per Capita Income $25,012


Total Housing Units 1,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,201 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $141,413
Average Home Value $166,944


Total Households 1,509
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,066
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.13% 0.29%
Households 0.11% 0.28%
Families -0.06% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

New Columbia, PA 17856 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17856 to the other 1,675 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 744 56th
Population Density # 1164 31st
Diversity Index # 803 52nd
Median Household Income # 879 48th
Per Capita Income # 1135 32nd

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