Zip Code 17980 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameTower City
Zip Code StatePennsylvania
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Schuylkill
Secondary County: Dauphin
Area Code717
Current Population:3238
Racial Majority:White 96.09%
Public School Racial Majority:White 93.2%
Unemployment Rate:4.4%
Median Household Income$43025
Average Adjusted Gross Income$49580
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time29.9 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range827 - 1385 ft.
Area48 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)40.54566100, -76.59099200

Zip Code 17980 Description

Zip Code 17980 is located in the state of Pennsylvania in the Scranton - Wilkes-Barre metro area. Zip code 17980 is primarily located in Schuylkill County. Portions of 17980 are also located in Dauphin County. The official US Postal Service name for 17980 is TOWER CITY, Pennsylvania. Portions of zip code 17980 are contained within or border the city limits of Reinerton-Orwin-Muir, PA, Tower City, PA, . Zip code 17980 is within area code 717 and area code 570. 17980 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Pennsylvania.

The current unemployment level in 17980 is 4.4% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 6.7% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 5.0% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 3.6%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 17980 increased to 3238 from 3209 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 17980 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 17980 public schools is White. 50.6% of students in 17980 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 2829 96.09% 3162 -11%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 10 -100%
 Hispanic 96 3.26% 33 +191%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 10 -100%
 Asian 0 0% 9 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 2 0.14% 2 +100%
 Two Or More Races 12 0.51% 12 +25%

Zip Code 17980 Race/Ethnicity

 White 93.2%
 Black Or African American 0.5%
 Hispanic 3.1%
 Asian 0.8%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 2.2%

Zip Code 17980 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population32383209
Male Population50.10%
Female Population49.90%
Total Households1372
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$43025
Income Under $50K Per Year56.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year34.50%
Income Above $100K Per Year9.00%
17980 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Pennsylvania District 9Dan MeuserRepublican
Pennsylvania District 1Scott PerryRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All Pennsylvania Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$141158
Average Real Estate Sale Price$46857
Current Unemployment Level 4.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.1%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago7.2%
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 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 17980 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)17182736475661595240312339
Avg Max Temp (°F)32354558687681797160483858
Avg Precip (In.)3.42.723.543.644.564.814.13.714.613.473.813.2845.64
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Pottsville, PA
CBSA Type17980
CBSA Population148853
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours