Pittsburgh, PA 15212 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 15212: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Acceptable Alternative
Allegheny, PA 15212

Not Acceptable, USPS
Pgh, PA 15212
Pitt, PA 15212

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 867
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,091
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,084
  • County: Allegheny County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.47, Longitude -80.016
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,736
Population in Households 27,228
Population in Familes 18,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 508
Population Density1 4,647
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 13,359
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 6,414
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,578 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,781 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,043 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $83,257
Average Home Value $100,118


Median Household Income $36,002
Average Household Income $52,890
Per Capita Income $25,840
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% 0.07%
Households 0.16% 0.17%
Families -0.05% 0.04%
Median Household Income   -1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15212 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 123 93rd
Population Density1 # 124 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 117 93rd
Median Household Income # 1517 9th
Per Capita Income # 800 52nd

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