Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

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

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 915
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,560
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 568
  • County: Cumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.217, Longitude -77.009
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17050 to the other 1,556 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 66 96th
Population Density1 # 426 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 315 80th
Median Household Income # 105 93rd
Per Capita Income # 92 94th

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Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 34,669
Population in Households 34,546
Population in Familes 28,951
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density1 1,116
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 14,232
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 9,894
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,022 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,210 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 988 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $255,345
Average Home Value $295,411


Median Household Income $83,493
Average Household Income $105,946
Per Capita Income $43,512
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.52% 1.36%
Households 1.72% 1.44%
Families 1.58% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   3.32%
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.

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