Erie, PA 16501 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 16501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Erie, PA 16501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 748
  • Single Family Addresses: 220
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,167
  • County: Erie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.123, Longitude -80.084
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Erie, PA 16501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,643
Daytime Population: Workers 18,404
Daytime Population: Residents 1,991
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,395
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 7.72
Population in Households 2,214
Population in Familes 543
Population in Group Qrtrs 429
Population Density2 3,318
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $14,480
Average Household Income $28,425
Per Capita Income $19,890


Total Housing Units 1,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 ( 3.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,616 (90.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $102,941
Average Home Value $123,148


Total Households 1,670
Average Household Size 1.33
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.79% 0.29%
Households 1.06% 0.38%
Families 0.67% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Erie, PA 16501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 16501 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 # 875 47th
Population Density # 167 90th
Diversity Index # 163 90th
Median Household Income # 1633 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1525 8th

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