Erie, PA 16505 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 16505: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Erie, PA 16505

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,204
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,112
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 958
  • County: Erie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.097, Longitude -80.17
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Erie, PA 16505 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,919
Daytime Population: Workers 9,977
Daytime Population: Residents 8,243
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,220
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 16,750
Population in Familes 12,708
Population in Group Qrtrs 169
Population Density2 1,909
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $56,878
Average Household Income $81,805
Per Capita Income $37,696


Total Housing Units 8,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,455 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,296 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 852 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $141,682
Average Home Value $190,280


Total Households 7,751
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 4,522
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 -0.19% -0.25%
Households -0.1% -0.2%
Families -0.21% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Erie, PA 16505 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 16505 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 # 248 85th
Population Density # 290 83rd
Diversity Index # 669 60th
Median Household Income # 555 67th
Per Capita Income # 201 88th

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