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

Not Acceptable, USPS
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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: 1,313
  • PO Box Addresses: 409
  • Residential Addresses: 17,409
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,289
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,120

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

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  1. 17055 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 17055 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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  3. Pennsylvania Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Housing Affordability Index is 164
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

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Wealth Index is 118
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 37,561 (100%)
Population in Households 36,998 (98.5%)
Population in Families 28,775 (76.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 563 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 974
Diversity Index2 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $71,465
Average Household Income $91,776
Per Capita Income $39,510
Wealth Index4 118

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,251 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,878 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 720 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $208,393
Housing Affordability Index3 164
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,129
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 9,929
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 1.13% 1.1%
Households 1.07% 1.05%
Families 0.9% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17055 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 # 58 97th
Population Density # 457 73rd
Diversity Index # 394 77th
Median Household Income # 324 81st
Per Capita Income # 227 87th

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