Mercersburg, PA 17236 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17236: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mercersburg, PA 17236

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Franklin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.813, Longitude -77.957
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 17236 has segments in 2 Counties (Franklin, Fulton).

  • Businesses Addresses: 198
  • PO Box Addresses: 119
  • Residential Addresses: 3,396
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 46
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,350

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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Mercersburg, PA 17236 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,291
Daytime Population: Workers 3,424
Daytime Population: Residents 4,801
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,225
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 8,992
Population in Familes 7,612
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density2 73
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $57,092
Average Household Income $72,392
Per Capita Income $27,908


Total Housing Units 3,903 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,593 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 898 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 412 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $206,957
Average Home Value $271,018


Total Households 3,491
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,557
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 0.34% 0.38%
Households 0.34% 0.37%
Families 0.24% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Mercersburg, PA 17236 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17236 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 # 445 73rd
Population Density # 1228 26th
Diversity Index # 628 63rd
Median Household Income # 547 67th
Per Capita Income # 705 58th

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