Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17050: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Acceptable Alternative
Hampden Township, PA 17050
Hampden Twp, PA 17050
Silver Spg Tp, PA 17050
Silver Spring Township, PA 17050

Not Acceptable, USPS
Defense Depot, PA 17050
Goodhope, PA 17050
Hampden Station, PA 17050
Hogestown, PA 17050
Mech, PA 17050
Mechancsbrg, PA 17050
Mechbg, PA 17050
Navy Ships, PA 17050
Navy Sup Dpt, PA 17050
Trindle Sprg, PA 17050
Wertzville, PA 17050

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 913
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,799
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 567
  • County: Cumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.217, Longitude -77.009
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 35,616
Population in Households 35,494
Population in Familes 29,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density1 1,144
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 14,648
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 10,144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,285 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,363 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 845 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $272,764
Average Home Value $307,151


Median Household Income $84,900
Average Household Income $107,601
Per Capita Income $44,273
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.69% 1.47%
Households 1.87% 1.54%
Families 1.7% 1.43%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
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.


Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17050 to the other 1,635 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 67 96th
Population Density1 # 423 74th
Diversity Index2 # 314 81st
Median Household Income # 98 94th
Per Capita Income # 90 95th

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