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: 937
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,238
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 570
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 37,559
Population in Households 37,427
Population in Familes 31,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 1,096
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 15,173
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 10,527
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,715 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,458 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 992 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $256,270
Average Home Value $295,689


Median Household Income $86,688
Average Household Income $107,200
Per Capita Income $43,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.85% 1.73%
Households 1.76% 1.68%
Families 1.68% 1.62%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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 1,669 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 # 56 97th
Population Density1 # 460 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 315 81st
Median Household Income # 93 94th
Per Capita Income # 107 94th

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