Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17055: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Acceptable Alternative
Bowmansdale, PA 17055

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,309
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,961
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,247
  • County: Cumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.219, Longitude -77.001
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 17055 has segments in 2 Counties (Cumberland, York).

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Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,265
Population in Households 35,488
Population in Familes 27,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 777
Population Density1 954
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 15,488
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 9,647
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,659 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,829 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 759 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $192,386
Average Home Value $238,022


Median Household Income $64,515
Average Household Income $82,698
Per Capita Income $35,634
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.2%
Households 1.09% 1.15%
Families 0.98% 1.08%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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 17055 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17055 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 # 62 96th
Population Density1 # 481 71st
Diversity Index2 # 403 76th
Median Household Income # 282 83rd
Per Capita Income # 211 87th

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