Pittsburgh, PA 15217 ZIP Code Profile

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Pittsburgh, PA | Squirrel Hill, PA

ZIP Code 15217: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Acceptable Alternative
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Allegheny County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.429, Longitude -79.923
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 777
  • PO Box Addresses: 205
  • Residential Addresses: 12,656
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,183
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,473

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 15217 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 15217 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,656
Population in Households 25,624
Population in Familes 15,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,032
Population Density2 6,726
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $67,015
Average Household Income $109,858
Per Capita Income $51,076


Total Housing Units 12,929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,716 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,471 (50.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 742 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $281,081
Average Home Value $349,781


Total Households 12,187
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 5,730
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.1% -0.01%
Households 0.1% 0.01%
Families -0.14% -0.12%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Pittsburgh, PA 15217 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15217 to the other 1,675 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 134 92nd
Population Density # 74 96th
Diversity Index # 191 89th
Median Household Income # 325 81st
Per Capita Income # 70 96th

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