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ZIP Code 17055

Primary City:Mechanicsburg, PA (View All Cities)
County: Cumberland County
Timezone: Eastern (7:00pm)
Area code: 717 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.18, -77.00
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 17055

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 17055. 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 17055. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 17055, 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:
Mechanicsburg, PA
Acceptable:
Bowmansdale
Unacceptable:
Andersontown, Brandtsville, Defense Depot, Lisburn, Locust Point, Mech, Mechancsbrg, Mechbg, Mount Allen, Navy Ships, Navy Sup Dpt, Shepherdstown, Upper Allen, Williams Grv, Winding Hill

Stats and Demographics for the 17055 ZIP Code

ZIP code 17055 is located in south Pennsylvania and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 17055 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 17055 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 34,237
Population Density 822 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,388
Median Home Value $186,500
Land Area 41.66 sq mi
Water Area 0.27 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,691
Median Household Income $62,602

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9629491,0751,0829011,0059449971,0501,2661,3391,1581,029732582505383367
Female8709049561,1099261,1179251,0141,1331,3751,3461,2731,165861745698677817
Total1,8321,8532,0312,1911,8272,1221,8692,0112,1832,6412,6852,4312,1941,5931,3271,2031,0601,184

Gender

 Male 16,326 48%
 Female 17,911 52%
Gender

Race

 White 31,651 92.4%
 Black Or African American 851 2.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 67 0.2%
 Asian 748 2.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 11 0.0%
 Other Race 265 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 644 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner891,0191,6072,4352,3071,4811,062360
Renter356966666625446306493473
Total4451,9852,2733,0602,7531,7871,555833

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,561 51%
 Single Guardian 1,671 11%
 Singles 4,557 31%
 Singles With Roommate 902 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 10,797 73%
 Households with Kids 3,894 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male185201213176173190183200203210219208239199242224209226181162
Female149191178175171197184172180194184186215177218187230258216170
Total334392391351344387367372383404403394454376460411439484397332

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 17055 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 17055 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 17055 real estate data, the median home value of $186,500 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 17055. Rentals in 17055 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 17055 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 33,483 97.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 263 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 463 1.4%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 28 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,039 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,321 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,331 28%
 Households Vacant 697 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 246 35%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 3%
 For Sale Only 183 26%
 Sold & Unoccupied 35 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 60 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 153 22%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 155 4%
 1 Bedroom 1,091 26%
 2 Bedroom 2,136 51%
 3+ Bedroom 828 20%
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 $62,602 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 17055 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 17055 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12,357 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,929 25%
 No Earnings 8,691 31%
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 12,357 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,929 25%
 No Earnings 8,691 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 16,028 93.5%
 Public transportation 96 0.6%
 Taxicab 7 0.0%
 Motorcycle 48 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 333 1.9%
 Worked at Home 629 3.7%
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 881 8%
 High School Graduate 5,295 47%
 Associate's degree 696 6%
 Bachelor's degree 2,616 23%
 Master's degree 1,294 11%
 Professional school degree 367 3%
 Doctorate degree 119 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,591 78.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 793 13.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 437 7.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 17055

ZIP Code 17055 is in the Mechanicsburg Area School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 17055.

Elmwood Elementary School
100 East Elmwood Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mechanicsburg Area School District
Broad Street Elementary School
200 South Broad St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mechanicsburg Area School District
Shepherdstown Elementary School
1849 South York St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mechanicsburg Area School District
Mechanicsburg Ms
1750 South Market St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mechanicsburg Area School District
Upper Allen Elementary School
1790 South Market St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mechanicsburg Area School District
Northside Elementary School
411 North Walnut St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mechanicsburg Area School District
Kindergarten Center at Filbert St
505 South Filbert St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mechanicsburg Area School District
Rossmoyne Elementary School
1225 Rossmoyne Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: West Shore School District
Mechanicsburg Area Shs
500 South Broad St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mechanicsburg Area School District
St Joseph School
420 E Simpson St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Kindercare Learning Center
335 Cumberland Pkwy
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The Goddard School
5049 Ritter Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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