Shamokin, PA 17872 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17872: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shamokin, PA 17872

Acceptable Alternative
Gowen City, PA 17872

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Northumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.82, Longitude -76.556
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 364
  • PO Box Addresses: 117
  • Residential Addresses: 4,587
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 335
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,252

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Shamokin, PA 17872 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,360
Daytime Population: Workers 2,195
Daytime Population: Residents 5,480
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,675
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 9,326
Population in Familes 7,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 265
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $35,242
Average Household Income $47,627
Per Capita Income $20,943


Total Housing Units 5,533 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,564 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,544 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,425 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $55,282
Average Home Value $86,866


Total Households 4,108
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 2,418
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.26% -0.24%
Households -0.26% -0.24%
Families -0.4% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Shamokin, PA 17872 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17872 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 442 73rd
Population Density # 820 51st
Diversity Index # 680 59th
Median Household Income # 1557 6th
Per Capita Income # 1472 12th

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