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, 2016)


Total Population 26,889
Population in Households 26,507
Population in Familes 20,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 382
Population Density1 738
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 11,717
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 7,238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,155 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,562 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 843 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $144,996
Average Home Value $177,912


Median Household Income $54,183
Average Household Income $72,165
Per Capita Income $31,758
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.09%
Households 0.48% 0.21%
Families 0.28% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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 16509 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 16509 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 # 131 92nd
Population Density1 # 546 67th
Diversity Index2 # 590 65th
Median Household Income # 593 65th
Per Capita Income # 333 80th

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