Pittsburgh, PA 15227 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 15227: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Acceptable Alternative
Brentwood, PA 15227

Not Acceptable, USPS
Pgh, PA 15227
Pitt, PA 15227

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Allegheny County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.427, Longitude -79.969
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 563
  • PO Box Addresses: 96
  • Residential Addresses: 13,217
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,576
    • Single Family Addresses: 11,641

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: July 1, 2021, Maps updated: May 5, 2021.


Pittsburgh, PA 15227 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 27,966 (100%)
Population in Households 27,579 (98.6%)
Population in Families 21,114 (75.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 387 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 4,237
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $60,161
Average Household Income $75,905
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $33,897
Wealth Index5 78


Total HU (Housing Units) 13,642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,646 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,833 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,163 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $126,172
Average Home Value $153,690
Housing Affordability Index3 228


Total Households 12,479
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 7,385
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.11% -0.18%
Households -0.01% -0.11%
Families -0.17% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.11%

Pittsburgh, PA 15227 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 15227 to the other 1,656 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 125 93rd
Population Density # 137 92nd
Median Household Income # 609 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 1122 68th
Per Capita Income # 471 72nd
Diversity Index # 526 68th

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