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, 2016)


Total Population 16,966
Population in Households 16,797
Population in Familes 12,757
Population in Group Qrtrs 169
Population Density1 1,908
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 7,808
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 4,551
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,662 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,486 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,322 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 854 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $139,553
Average Home Value $187,760


Median Household Income $53,969
Average Household Income $76,143
Per Capita Income $35,261
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.17%
Households 0.0% -0.07%
Families -0.14% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Erie, PA 16505 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 16505 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 # 252 85th
Population Density1 # 309 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 679 59th
Median Household Income # 604 64th
Per Capita Income # 217 87th

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