Harrisburg, PA 17109 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17109: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Acceptable Alternative
Lower Paxton, PA 17109
Penbrook, PA 17109

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 727
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,135
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,832
  • County: Dauphin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.301, Longitude -76.8
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Harrisburg, PA 17109 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,117
Daytime Population: Workers 14,229
Daytime Population: Residents 10,260
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,489
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 22,924
Population in Familes 16,562
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density2 3,291
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $53,483
Average Household Income $65,803
Per Capita Income $29,602


Total Housing Units 11,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,134 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,201 (47.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 735 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $155,625
Average Home Value $168,192


Total Households 10,335
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 5,682
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 0.22% 0.24%
Households 0.19% 0.25%
Families 0.03% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Harrisburg, PA 17109 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17109 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 # 166 90th
Population Density # 171 90th
Diversity Index # 58 97th
Median Household Income # 710 57th
Per Capita Income # 547 67th

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