Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17050: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Acceptable Alternative
Hampden Township, PA 17050
Hampden Twp, PA 17050
Silver Spg Tp, PA 17050
Silver Spring Township, PA 17050

Not Acceptable, USPS
Defense Depot, PA 17050
Goodhope, PA 17050
Hampden Station, PA 17050
Hogestown, PA 17050
Mech, PA 17050
Mechancsbrg, PA 17050
Mechbg, PA 17050
Navy Ships, PA 17050
Navy Sup Dpt, PA 17050
Trindle Sprg, PA 17050
Wertzville, PA 17050

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.217, Longitude -77.009
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 975
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 16,516
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 488
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,028

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

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  1. 17050 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 17050 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 39,072
Population in Households 38,950
Population in Familes 32,414
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density2 1,160
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $92,092
Average Household Income $115,453
Per Capita Income $46,448


Total Housing Units 16,420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,019 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,677 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 724 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $262,458
Average Home Value $297,132


Total Households 15,696
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 10,887
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 1.94% 1.68%
Households 1.82% 1.63%
Families 1.69% 1.54%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17050 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 # 53 97th
Population Density # 418 75th
Diversity Index # 305 82nd
Median Household Income # 105 94th
Per Capita Income # 104 94th

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