Melcroft, PA 15462 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 15462: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Melcroft, PA 15462

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 18
  • Single Family Addresses: 80
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Fayette County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.063, Longitude -79.356
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Melcroft, PA 15462 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 364
Daytime Population: Workers 109
Daytime Population: Residents 190
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 299
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 364
Population in Familes 301
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 240
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $32,594
Average Household Income $56,152
Per Capita Income $22,677


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $148,958
Average Home Value $215,000


Total Households 147
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.34% -0.28%
Households -0.28% -0.27%
Families -0.27% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   4.38%

Melcroft, PA 15462 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15462 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1366 18th
Population Density # 848 49th
Diversity Index # 1415 15th
Median Household Income # 1584 5th
Per Capita Income # 1342 19th

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