Lancaster, PA 17602 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17602: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lancaster, PA 17602

Not Acceptable, USPS
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Zooks Corner, PA 17602

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,408
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,179
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,216
  • County: Lancaster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.029, Longitude -76.266
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lancaster, PA 17602 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 55,271
Population in Households 52,566
Population in Familes 41,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,705
Population Density1 2,035
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 20,200
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 12,870
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,453 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,328 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,872 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,253 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $172,506
Average Home Value $202,522


Median Household Income $44,637
Average Household Income $60,207
Per Capita Income $22,865
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.64%
Households 0.59% 0.64%
Families 0.42% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Lancaster, PA 17602 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17602 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 # 13 99th
Population Density1 # 294 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 22 99th
Median Household Income # 1132 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1184 29th

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