Harrisburg, PA 17112 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17112: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Acceptable Alternative
Linglestown, PA 17112
Lower Paxton, PA 17112
Paxtonia, PA 17112
West Hanover, PA 17112

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,172
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,836
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 503
  • County: Dauphin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.338, Longitude -76.804
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Harrisburg, PA 17112 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,919
Population in Households 34,682
Population in Familes 29,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 237
Population Density1 602
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 14,159
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 10,048
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,662 (79.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,497 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 561 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $200,718
Average Home Value $241,845


Median Household Income $78,682
Average Household Income $95,573
Per Capita Income $38,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.53%
Households 0.7% 0.56%
Families 0.6% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

Harrisburg, PA 17112 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17112 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 # 71 96th
Population Density1 # 601 64th
Diversity Index2 # 325 81st
Median Household Income # 148 91st
Per Capita Income # 151 91st

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