Zip Code 17055 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameMechanicsburg
Zip Code StatePennsylvania
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Cumberland
Secondary County: York
Area Code717
Alternate Zip Code NamesBOWMANSDALE
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesANDERSONTOWN
BRANDTSVILLE
DEFENSE DEPOT
LISBURN
LOCUST POINT
MECH
MECHANCSBRG
MECHBG
MOUNT ALLEN
NAVY SHIPS
NAVY SUP DPT
SHEPHERDSTOWN
UPPER ALLEN
WILLIAMS GRV
WINDING HILL
Current Population:34237
Racial Majority:White 91.34%
Public School Racial Majority:White 78.6%
Unemployment Rate:5.2%
Median Household Income$65212
Average Adjusted Gross Income$81280
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time21.5 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range410 - 630 ft.
Area40 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)40.17654800, -76.99888500

Zip Code 17055 Description

Zip Code 17055 is located in the state of Pennsylvania in the Harrisburg metro area. Zip code 17055 is primarily located in Cumberland County. Portions of 17055 are also located in York County. The official US Postal Service name for 17055 is MECHANICSBURG, Pennsylvania. Portions of zip code 17055 are contained within or border the city limits of Mechanicsburg, PA, . The area code for zip code 17055 is 717. 17055 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Pennsylvania.

The current unemployment level in 17055 is 5.2% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 4.7% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 6.7% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 5.2%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 17055 decreased to 34237 from 59235 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 17055 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 17055 public schools is White. 28.7% of students in 17055 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 31825 91.34% 31106 +2%
 Black Or African American 1036 2.97% 828 +25%
 Hispanic 613 1.76% 936 -35%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 53 0.15% 58 -9%
 Asian 723 2.07% 744 -3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 10 -100%
 Other Race 15 0.11% 15 +160%
 Two Or More Races 540 1.59% 540 +3%

Zip Code 17055 Race/Ethnicity

 White 78.6%
 Black Or African American 8.3%
 Hispanic 6.3%
 Asian 3%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 3.6%

Zip Code 17055 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population3423759235
Male Population47.70%
Female Population52.30%
Total Households14691
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.7%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
55.6%
Median Household Income$65212
Income Under $50K Per Year35.80%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year39.50%
Income Above $100K Per Year24.70%
17055 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Pennsylvania District 1Scott PerryRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All Pennsylvania Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$229273
Average Real Estate Sale Price$189209
Current Unemployment Level 5.2%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago7.2%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 67a - Northern Limestone/Dolomite Valleys
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 17055 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)22233241506065635644352743
Avg Max Temp (°F)37415163738186847665534262
Avg Precip (In.)3.242.783.543.344.384.023.493.273.873.133.453.1641.67
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
CBSA Type17055
CBSA Population540236
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours