Pittsburgh, PA 15221 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 15221: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Acceptable Alternative
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Not Acceptable, USPS
Braddock Hills, PA 15221
Churchill, PA 15221
Forest Hills, PA 15221
Pgh, PA 15221
Pitt, PA 15221

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Allegheny County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.438, Longitude -79.956
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 709
  • PO Box Addresses: 115
  • Residential Addresses: 16,195
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,592
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,603

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15221 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 31,531
Daytime Population: Workers 7,200
Daytime Population: Residents 17,221
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,421
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 31,219
Population in Familes 21,124
Population in Group Qrtrs 312
Population Density2 5,060
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $37,943
Average Household Income $55,750
Per Capita Income $27,872


Total Housing Units 18,332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,432 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,212 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,688 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $97,983
Average Home Value $123,900


Total Households 15,644
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 7,561
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.16%
Households 0.24% 0.2%
Families 0.06% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Pittsburgh, PA 15221 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15221 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 92 95th
Population Density # 111 93rd
Diversity Index # 84 95th
Median Household Income # 1505 10th
Per Capita Income # 712 57th

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