Smithton, PA 15479 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 15479: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Smithton, PA 15479

Acceptable Alternative
Van Meter, PA 15479

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 48
  • Single Family Addresses: 636
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Westmoreland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.14, Longitude -79.728
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Smithton, PA 15479 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,346
Population in Households 2,345
Population in Familes 1,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 96
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 969
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 685
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 774 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $149,645
Average Home Value $199,548


Median Household Income $55,542
Average Household Income $71,341
Per Capita Income $29,474
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.17% -0.74%
Households -1.03% -0.63%
Families -1.16% -0.71%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

Smithton, PA 15479 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15479 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 # 918 45th
Population Density1 # 1145 31st
Diversity Index2 # 1022 39th
Median Household Income # 529 68th
Per Capita Income # 457 73rd

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