Mc Sherrystown, PA 17344 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 17344: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mc Sherrystown, PA 17344

Acceptable Alternative
McSherrystown, PA 17344

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Adams County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.804, Longitude -77.02
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 82
  • PO Box Addresses: 37
  • Residential Addresses: 1,594
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 239
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,355

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


Mc Sherrystown, PA 17344 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,765 (100%)
Population in Households 3,751 (99.6%)
Population in Families 2,900 (77.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 14 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 3,637
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $48,329
Average Household Income $56,477
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $23,421
Wealth Index5 43


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 849 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 712 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $160,757
Average Home Value $163,457
Housing Affordability Index3 173


Total Households 1,561
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 969
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 0.28% 0.24%
Households 0.25% 0.25%
Families 0.12% 0.19%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
Owner Occupied HU   0.4%

Mc Sherrystown, PA 17344 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17344 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 # 742 55th
Population Density # 157 91st
Median Household Income # 1290 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 500 30th
Per Capita Income # 1441 13th
Diversity Index # 515 69th

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