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ZIP Code 15221

Primary City:Pittsburgh, PA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Pittsburgh
County: Allegheny County
Timezone: Eastern (7:48am)
Area code: 412 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.44, -79.87
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 15221

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 15221. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 15221. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 15221, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Pittsburgh, PA
Acceptable:
Wilkinsburg
Unacceptable:
Braddock Hills, Churchill, Forest Hills, Pgh, Pitt

Stats and Demographics for the 15221 ZIP Code

ZIP code 15221 is located in southwest Pennsylvania and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 15221 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 15221 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 31,060
Population Density 5,052 people per sq mi
Housing Units 17,851
Median Home Value $88,600
Land Area 6.15 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 15,351
Median Household Income $37,488

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9328398158318211,0089278128539211,1401,094901529483400381261
Female8817707769251,0961,2471,0759469501,1011,3411,4721,157852705638614566
Total1,8131,6091,5911,7561,9172,2552,0021,7581,8032,0222,4812,5662,0581,3811,1881,038995827

Gender

 Male 13,948 45%
 Female 17,112 55%
Gender

Race

 White 14,531 46.8%
 Black Or African American 15,134 48.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 101 0.3%
 Asian 336 1.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 124 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 825 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner576521,0651,4881,9001,1351,001367
Renter7321,7171,1421,3661,240701514274
Total7892,3692,2072,8543,1401,8361,515641

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,073 27%
 Single Guardian 3,376 22%
 Singles 6,794 44%
 Singles With Roommate 1,108 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 11,937 78%
 Households with Kids 3,414 22%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male187192181156170177147166179166157184141167156188195179113141
Female165192160191156167143142162171156150148151201169213187155176
Total352384341347326344290308341337313334289318357357408366268317

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 15221 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 15221 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 15221 real estate data, the median home value of $88,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 15221 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 15221 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 15221 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 30,765 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 25 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 135 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 135 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,812 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,853 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,686 43%
 Households Vacant 2,500 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 801 32%
 Rented & Unoccupied 30 1%
 For Sale Only 227 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 77 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 35 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 1,330 53%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 215 3%
 1 Bedroom 2,569 34%
 2 Bedroom 3,092 41%
 3+ Bedroom 1,715 23%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $37,488 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 15221 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 15221 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 15221 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,094 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,246 24%
 No Earnings 9,492 37%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,094 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,246 24%
 No Earnings 9,492 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9,550 69.1%
 Public transportation 2,877 20.8%
 Taxicab 41 0.3%
 Motorcycle 17 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 673 4.9%
 Worked at Home 663 4.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 847 9%
 High School Graduate 4,503 47%
 Associate's degree 946 10%
 Bachelor's degree 1,828 19%
 Master's degree 946 10%
 Professional school degree 165 2%
 Doctorate degree 364 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,388 66.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,257 24.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 485 9.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 15221

ZIP Code 15221 is in the Propel Charter Schools-Braddock Hills. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 15221.

Propel Cs-Braddock Hills
1500 Yost Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Propel Charter Schools-Braddock Hills
Shaffer Elementary School
37 Garden Terrace
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Woodland Hills School District
Johnston Elementary School
1256 Franklin Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkinsburg Borough School District
Turner Elementary School
1833 Laketon Rd
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkinsburg Borough School District
Kelly Elementary School
400 Kelly Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkinsburg Borough School District
Woodland Hills Shs
2550 Greensburg Pk
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Woodland Hills School District
Wilkinsburg Ms
747 Wallace Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Wilkinsburg Borough School District
Wilkinsburg Shs
747 Wallace Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Wilkinsburg Borough School District
Sister Thea Bowman Academy
721 Rebecca Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Pittsburgh Urban Christian School
809 Center St
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Pace School
2432 Greensburg Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Plea School
733 South Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Imani Christian Academy
2150 E Hills Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Christ Lutheran School
400 Barclay Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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