Shade Gap, PA 17255 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17255: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shade Gap, PA 17255

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 33
  • Single Family Addresses: 392
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Huntingdon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.179, Longitude -77.864
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Shade Gap, PA 17255 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,232
Population in Households 1,230
Population in Familes 1,033
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 499
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 356
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 419 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $161,316
Average Home Value $192,900


Median Household Income $52,502
Average Household Income $59,780
Per Capita Income $24,230
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.47%
Households 1.21% 0.67%
Families 1.03% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.

Shade Gap, PA 17255 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17255 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 # 1116 33rd
Population Density1 # 1442 14th
Diversity Index2 # 1537 8th
Median Household Income # 671 60th
Per Capita Income # 994 41st

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