Mercersburg, PA 17236 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17236: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mercersburg, PA 17236

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 198
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,333
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 46
  • County: Franklin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.813, Longitude -77.957
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 17236 has segments in 2 Counties (Franklin, Fulton).

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Mercersburg, PA 17236 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,176
Population in Households 8,876
Population in Familes 7,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 300
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 3,412
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,499
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,828 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,539 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 873 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 416 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $206,623
Average Home Value $277,491


Median Household Income $55,565
Average Household Income $69,493
Per Capita Income $26,559
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.41%
Households 0.18% 0.27%
Families 0.07% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Mercersburg, PA 17236 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17236 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 # 450 73rd
Population Density1 # 1233 26th
Diversity Index2 # 622 63rd
Median Household Income # 527 68th
Per Capita Income # 715 57th

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