Allentown, PA 18106 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18106: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Allentown, PA 18106

Acceptable Alternative
Wescosville, PA 18106

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 755
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,563
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 262
  • County: Lehigh County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.582, Longitude -75.528
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Allentown, PA 18106 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,217
Population in Households 7,157
Population in Familes 6,177
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 890
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 2,856
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 2,098
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,422 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 434 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $289,713
Average Home Value $295,696


Median Household Income $81,812
Average Household Income $108,108
Per Capita Income $42,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.56%
Households 0.72% 0.46%
Families 0.57% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Allentown, PA 18106 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18106 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 521 69th
Population Density1 # 501 70th
Diversity Index2 # 263 84th
Median Household Income # 120 93rd
Per Capita Income # 115 93rd

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