University Park, PA 16802 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 16802: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
University Park, PA 16802

Acceptable Alternative
Penn St Univ, PA 16802
Penn State University, PA 16802
State College, PA 16802
University Pk, PA 16802

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 43
  • Single Family Addresses: 9
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Centre County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.871, Longitude -77.834
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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University Park, PA 16802 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,320
Population in Households 1,044
Population in Familes 590
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,276
Population Density1 7,196
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 419
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 107
Average Family Size 6


Total Housing Units 450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 ( 4.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 400 (88.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $335,714
Average Home Value $343,421


Median Household Income $39,525
Average Household Income $61,749
Per Capita Income $6,455
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.46% -0.03%
Households -4.88% 0.28%
Families -0.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   0.51%
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.

University Park, PA 16802 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 16802 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 # 279 83rd
Population Density1 # 62 96th
Diversity Index2 # 144 92nd
Median Household Income # 1389 17th
Per Capita Income # 1636 2nd

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