Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17055: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Acceptable Alternative
Bowmansdale, PA 17055

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.219, Longitude -77.001
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 17055 has segments in 2 Counties (Cumberland, York).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1,315
  • PO Box Addresses: 434
  • Residential Addresses: 16,549
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,259
    • Single Family Addresses: 15,290

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,473
Daytime Population: Workers 21,180
Daytime Population: Residents 18,404
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,584
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 36,447
Population in Familes 28,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,026
Population Density2 965
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $67,728
Average Household Income $86,809
Per Capita Income $37,262


Total Housing Units 16,634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,912 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,013 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 709 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $193,776
Average Home Value $237,456


Total Households 15,925
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 9,873
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 1.19% 1.18%
Households 1.14% 1.12%
Families 1.02% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17055 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 # 56 97th
Population Density # 473 72nd
Diversity Index # 407 75th
Median Household Income # 274 84th
Per Capita Income # 218 87th

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