Pittsburgh, PA 15221 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 15221: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Acceptable Alternative
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Not Acceptable, USPS
Braddock Hills, PA 15221
Churchill, PA 15221
Forest Hills, PA 15221
Pgh, PA 15221
Pitt, PA 15221

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 707
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,588
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,587
  • County: Allegheny County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.438, Longitude -79.956
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Pittsburgh, PA 15221 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,730
Population in Households 30,419
Population in Familes 20,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density1 5,097
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 15,226
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 7,396
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,288 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,938 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,806 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $95,813
Average Home Value $122,698


Median Household Income $36,066
Average Household Income $53,079
Per Capita Income $26,517
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.08%
Households 0.12% 0.14%
Families -0.02% 0.06%
Median Household Income   -1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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 15221 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15221 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 # 101 94th
Population Density1 # 111 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 83 95th
Median Household Income # 1514 9th
Per Capita Income # 723 57th

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