Lancaster, PA 17603 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17603: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lancaster, PA 17603

Acceptable Alternative
Rohrerstown, PA 17603

Not Acceptable, USPS
Leaf Park, PA 17603
Manor Ridge, PA 17603
New Danville, PA 17603
Roherstown, PA 17603
West Lancaster, PA 17603

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,696
  • Single Family Addresses: 22,364
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,910
  • County: Lancaster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.046, Longitude -76.354
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lancaster, PA 17603 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 64,534
Population in Households 62,694
Population in Familes 46,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,840
Population Density1 2,249
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 25,639
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 15,159
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,243 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,396 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,567 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $153,357
Average Home Value $187,466


Median Household Income $47,850
Average Household Income $63,836
Per Capita Income $25,771
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.67%
Households 0.59% 0.64%
Families 0.43% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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 17603 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17603 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 # 4 100th
Population Density1 # 264 84th
Diversity Index2 # 34 98th
Median Household Income # 955 43rd
Per Capita Income # 804 52nd

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