Ashland, PA 17921 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 17921: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ashland, PA 17921

Acceptable Alternative
Centralia, PA 17921
Helfenstein, PA 17921

Not Acceptable, USPS
Big Mine Run Junction, PA 17921
Fountain Springs, PA 17921
Homesville, PA 17921
Mable, PA 17921
Mowry, PA 17921
Taylorville, PA 17921

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Schuylkill County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.779, Longitude -76.337
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 17921 has segments in 2 Counties (Columbia, Schuylkill).

  • Businesses Addresses: 180
  • PO Box Addresses: 63
  • Residential Addresses: 2,863
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 94
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,769

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Ashland, PA 17921 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,857
Daytime Population: Workers 2,240
Daytime Population: Residents 4,264
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,504
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 7,456
Population in Familes 5,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,401
Population Density2 162
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $50,239
Average Household Income $59,604
Per Capita Income $23,596


Total Housing Units 3,974 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,522 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 724 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 728 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $98,217
Average Home Value $115,781


Total Households 3,246
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,122
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 -0.41% -0.27%
Households -0.19% -0.35%
Families -0.3% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Ashland, PA 17921 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17921 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 # 458 73rd
Population Density # 971 42nd
Diversity Index # 254 85th
Median Household Income # 954 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1229 26th

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