Erie, PA 16509 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 16509: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Erie, PA 16509

Not Acceptable, USPS
Belle Valley, PA 16509

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 684
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,671
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,864
  • County: Erie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.073, Longitude -80.063
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Erie, PA 16509 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,536
Daytime Population: Workers 14,593
Daytime Population: Residents 13,831
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,424
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 27,137
Population in Familes 21,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 399
Population Density2 759
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $57,130
Average Household Income $76,689
Per Capita Income $33,728


Total Housing Units 12,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,306 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,690 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 915 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $148,689
Average Home Value $181,113


Total Households 11,996
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 7,392
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 0.31% -0.02%
Households 0.39% 0.03%
Families 0.25% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Erie, PA 16509 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 16509 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 # 131 92nd
Population Density # 532 68th
Diversity Index # 585 65th
Median Household Income # 543 67th
Per Capita Income # 327 80th

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