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People

Total Population 1,680
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 712
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $30,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,159
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,875

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,094
% Above Poverty Level 77.8%
% Below Poverty Level 22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.1%
Median Gross Rent $660
Median House Value $75,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.3%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 8.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lykens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Dauphin
Metro Area Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle
Standard Zip Codes 17048
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.566
Longitude -76.7

Lykens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SELINSGROVE 2 S
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station NEWPORT RIVER
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Station MILLVILLE 2 SW
Distance 37.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lykens, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Erdman (17048)

Loyalton (17048)

Specktown (17048)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berrysburg 377 $75,250
Elizabethville 1,736 $39,241
Gratz 827 $55,313

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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