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, 2017)


Total Population 38,246
Daytime Population: Workers 23,009
Daytime Population: Residents 17,949
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,958
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 38,126
Population in Familes 31,871
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density2 1,146
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $91,244
Average Household Income $114,293
Per Capita Income $46,164


Total Housing Units 16,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,976 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,449 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 823 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $256,154
Average Home Value $297,238


Total Households 15,425
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 10,724
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.07% 1.76%
Households 1.96% 1.7%
Families 1.89% 1.65%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17050 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 55 97th
Population Density # 437 74th
Diversity Index # 316 81st
Median Household Income # 85 95th
Per Capita Income # 101 94th

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