Philadelphia, PA 19142 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 19142: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Philadelphia, PA 19142

Acceptable Alternative
Phila, PA 19142

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 722
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,272
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 191
  • County: Philadelphia County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.924, Longitude -75.233
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Philadelphia, PA 19142 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 30,052
Population in Households 29,767
Population in Familes 24,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 285
Population Density1 17,003
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 9,774
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 6,996
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 11,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,436 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,338 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,394 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $113,243
Average Home Value $125,014


Median Household Income $28,871
Average Household Income $37,148
Per Capita Income $12,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.25%
Households 0.1% 0.21%
Families 0.03% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.


Philadelphia, PA 19142 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19142 to the other 1,635 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 104 94th
Population Density1 # 19 99th
Diversity Index2 # 160 90th
Median Household Income # 1572 4th
Per Capita Income # 1589 3rd

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