Pittsburgh, PA 15217 ZIP Code Profile

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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: 764
  • PO Box Addresses: 201
  • Residential Addresses: 12,501
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,147
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,354

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Housing Affordability Index is 106
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Wealth Index is 138
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 27,308 (100%)
Population in Households 26,227 (96.0%)
Population in Families 16,300 (59.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,081 ( 4.0%)
Population Density 6,644
Diversity Index2 44
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,934
Average Household Income $120,445
Per Capita Income $55,448
Wealth Index4 138

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,875 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,652 (50.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 785 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $334,072
Housing Affordability Index3 106
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,527
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 5,823
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.01% 0.01%
Households 0.04% 0.05%
Families -0.23% -0.1%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Pittsburgh, PA 15217 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15217 to the other 1,684 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 131 92nd
Population Density # 75 96th
Diversity Index # 178 89th
Median Household Income # 261 85th
Per Capita Income # 72 96th

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