Zip Code 17236 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameMercersburg
Zip Code StatePennsylvania
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Franklin
Secondary County: Fulton
Area Code717
Current Population:8895
Racial Majority:White 94.54%
Public School Racial Majority:White 93.4%
Unemployment Rate:6.6%
Median Household Income$50907
Average Adjusted Gross Income$59180
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time26.7 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range518 - 1555 ft.
Area129 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)39.80044200, -77.94061500

Zip Code 17236 Description

Zip Code 17236 is located in the state of Pennsylvania in the Harrisburg metro area. Zip code 17236 is primarily located in Franklin County. Portions of 17236 are also located in Fulton County. The official US Postal Service name for 17236 is MERCERSBURG, Pennsylvania. Portions of zip code 17236 are contained within or border the city limits of Mercersburg, PA, . The area code for zip code 17236 is 717. 17236 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Pennsylvania.

The current unemployment level in 17236 is 6.6% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.7% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 8.1% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 17236 increased to 8895 from 7899 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 17236 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 17236 public schools is White. 32.6% of students in 17236 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 7833 94.54% 8380 -7%
 Black Or African American 269 3.25% 168 +60%
 Hispanic 114 1.38% 154 -26%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 6 -100%
 Asian 0 0% 66 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 1 -100%
 Other Race 6 0.18% 6 +150%
 Two Or More Races 114 0.65% 114 -53%

Zip Code 17236 Race/Ethnicity

 White 93.4%
 Black Or African American 1.9%
 Hispanic 2.3%
 Asian 0.6%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.3%
 Two or More Races 1.5%

Zip Code 17236 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population88957899
Male Population49.90%
Female Population50.10%
Total Households3341
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$50907
Income Under $50K Per Year49.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year35.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year15.80%
17236 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Pennsylvania District 13John JoyceRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$222254
Average Real Estate Sale Price$153148
Current Unemployment Level 6.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.4%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.3%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 67b - Northern Shale Valleys
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 17236 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)21222939475761595139322440
Avg Max Temp (°F)39435264748387857866544364
Avg Precip (In.)2.852.443.653.694.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Chambersburg, PA
CBSA Type17236
CBSA Population147089
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours