17055 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Mechanicsburg, PA (5.41%), Messiah College, PA (0.52%)
Counties: Cumberland County, PA (89.49%), York County, PA (10.51%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 34,135
Zip code population in 2010: 34,237
Zip code population in 2000: 59,235

Houses and condos: 15,378
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,210
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 17055: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 41.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 819 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.4% ($2,585)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,521)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,639 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,496 (1.4%)

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Males: 16,305  (47.8%)
Females: 17,830  (52.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 17055:

For population 15 years and over in 17055:

Zip code 17055 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Races in zip code 17055

  • Zip code 17055 races chart
    • 31,106White population
    • 828Black population
    • 58American Indian population
    • 744Asian population
    • 10Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 15Some other race population
    • 540Two or more races population
    • 936Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 30,529
Rural population: 3,605

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $186,500
17055:

$186,500
Pennsylvania:

$164,200



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 28 registered sex offenders living in 17055 zip code as of July 31, 2015.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 17055, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $71,886 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$71,886
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $56,484 (reported on 79.5% of returns)
Here:

$56,484
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 67.7% for AGIs below $25k, 73.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 42.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,451 (reported on 48.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,451
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,461 (reported on 30.1% of returns)
Here:

$5,461
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$17,775 (reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

+$17,775
State:

+$14,495
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$17,324 (reported on 12.2% of returns)
Here:

+$17,324
State:

+$16,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,603 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
17055:

$14,603
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $23,293 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
17055:

$23,293
Pennsylvania:

$20,922
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $22,999 (18% of AGI, reported on 39.0% of returns)
Here:

$22,999
State:

$23,538

Here:

17.8% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.1% for AGIs below $25k, 11.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,431 (reported on 32.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,431
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $9,128 (reported on 38.8% of returns)
17055:

$9,128
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,016 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,016
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 17055, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $57,973 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$57,973
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $49,428 (reported on 80.6% of returns)
Here:

$49,428
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 93.6% for AGIs below $10k, 65.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 72.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,738 (reported on 63.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,738
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,959 (reported on 37.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,959
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$11,443 (reported on 27.4% of returns)
Here:

+$11,443
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$16,766 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

+$16,766
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.7% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,926 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
17055:

$2,926
Pennsylvania:

$2,903
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $16,191 (reported on 1.2% of returns)
Here:

$16,191
Pennsylvania:

$14,674
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,171 (18% of AGI, reported on 40.7% of returns)
Here:

$18,171
State:

$18,804

Here:

18.1% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.1% for AGIs below $10k, 11.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,908 (4% of AGI, reported on 36.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,908
State:

$3,337

Here:

3.7% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $9,602 (reported on 81.2% of returns)
17055:

$9,602
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,523 (reported on 6.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,523
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 48.3%
Here:

48%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 41.9% for AGIs below $10k, 50.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 49.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 49.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 45.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$62,602
Pennsylvania:

$52,007
Mechanicsburg, PA (17055) map Nearest zip codes: 17027, 17050, 17019, 17011, 17072, 17025.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.2%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 774
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 13,999


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 341 (312 now married, 29 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 6,947 (3,430 now married, 3,517 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 17055 with a mortgage: 6,944 (269 second mortgage, 1,319 home equity loan, 78 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,619

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,496
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S519

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

4.8%
Whole state:

13.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

3.1%
Whole state:

7.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4
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Year house built

  • 2262010 or later
  • 2,1632000 to 2009
  • 1,4671990 to 1999
  • 2,6991980 to 1989
  • 2,6701970 to 1979
  • 2,0001960 to 1969
  • 1,3491950 to 1959
  • 5391940 to 1949
  • 2,2651939 or earlier

Zip code 17055 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mechanicsburg, PA (17055)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 2501 bedroom
  • 1,8072 bedrooms
  • 5,5043 bedrooms
  • 2,5614 bedrooms
  • 4415+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mechanicsburg, PA (17055)

  • 155no bedroom
  • 1,0911 bedroom
  • 2,1362 bedrooms
  • 6463 bedrooms
  • 1594 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Mechanicsburg, PA (17055) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 287no vehicle
  • 2,6361 vehicle
  • 5,1312 vehicles
  • 1,8183 vehicles
  • 4834 vehicles
  • 2085+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Mechanicsburg, PA (17055) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 618no vehicle
  • 2,1801 vehicle
  • 1,0752 vehicles
  • 2353 vehicles
  • 794 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $928.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $135,522.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $186,500
17055:

$186,500
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $144,600 - $251,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $235,866
Here:

$235,866
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $156,208
Here:

$156,208
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $106,169
Here:

$106,169
State:

$141,335

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,485
Here:

$167,485
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $59,197
Here:

$59,197
State:

$45,445

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 6.1%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 65.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,356

Size of family households: 4,493 2-persons, 2,175 3-persons, 1,752 4-persons, 687 5-persons, 129 6-persons, 55 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 4,872 1-person, 571 2-persons, 39 3-persons

5,231 married couples with children.
1,549 single-parent households (352 men, 1,197 women).

94.0% of residents of 17055 zip code speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% very well, 18% well, 3% not well).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% very well, 9% well, 4% not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% very well, 33% well, 17% not well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (9% very well, 53% well, 38% not well).

Foreign born population: 1,442 (4.2%)
(46.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 13%India
  • 13%Vietnam
  • 9%Other Eastern Africa
  • 5%Uzbekistan
  • 4%Korea
  • 4%Brazil
  • 4%Japan

Most common first ancestries reported in 17055 (%)

  • 30%German
  • 10%Other groups
  • 8%American
  • 8%Irish
  • 6%Italian
  • 5%English
  • 3%Polish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1092010 or later
  • 4922000 to 2009
  • 4441990 to 1999
  • 749Before 1990

Zip code 17055 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 17055 not listed on the city page:

  • NORTHSIDE EL SCH (Students: 274; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FILBERT STREET EL SCH (Students: 257; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ROSSMOYNE EL SCH (Students: 202; Grades: 03 - 05)
There are 77 Counselors 242 Other Medical Specialists in Zip Code 17055.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 17055:

All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 17055

Zip code 17055 marital status for males
Zip code 17055 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 45%Electricity
  • 25%Utility gas
  • 22%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Wood
  • 1%Coal or coke
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 51,902. Population change in the 1990s: +7,333 (+14.1%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


59% of the 17055 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

90% of the 17055 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 200
Here:

7.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 139
Here:

7.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 535
Here:

37.4%
Pennsylvania:

35.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 80,114Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 78,375Management occupations
  • 73,056Legal occupations
  • 68,011Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 58,387Business and financial operations occupations
  • 58,317Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Companies with biggest federal contracts located in this zip code (MECHANICSBURG, PA):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 463 people in college/university student housing
  • 263 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 2,167 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,491 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED572$174,311910$195,6863,606$185,576331$77,5563$288,207100$136,09012$78,102
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$185,11655$175,082248$176,91846$50,3461$17,300,0007$141,9597$35,731
APPLICATIONS DENIED60$169,92297$165,945704$203,127111$58,2770$025$147,55432$44,579
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN42$171,68575$168,961552$200,16533$94,1640$013$136,5194$65,003
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$149,34216$191,994131$189,2756$68,2220$03$137,1100$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED196$242,648128$231,8062$224,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED44$278,34037$226,1801$166,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$230,48120$252,6571$344,770
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$239,6341$86,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$222,6673$176,6230$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 17055 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary32881.9 years
John30275.4 years
Robert21472.7 years
William21374.7 years
Charles19176.6 years
Helen17781.5 years
Ruth16382.1 years
George15877.4 years
James15272.6 years
Anna14183.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 17055 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller11380.4 years
Smith8478.6 years
Myers5679.1 years
Martin4177.5 years
Snyder4076.3 years
Hoffman3877.5 years
Baker3679.6 years
Jones3573.4 years
Thomas3477.7 years
Brown3278.7 years
Businesses in zip code 17055
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts2Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's2McDonald's3
AutoZone1Nike1
Avenue1Old Country Buffet1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Burger King1Outback Steakhouse1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Econo Lodge1Subway4
FedEx9T-Mobile1
GNC2T.J.Maxx1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Giant2True Value1
Goodwill1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS8
Hilton2Wendy's3
Holiday Inn1Wingate1
Kohl's1

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