Forest City, PA 18421 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18421: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Forest City, PA 18421

Acceptable Alternative
Browndale, PA 18421
Clifford Township, PA 18421
Clifford Twp, PA 18421
Richmondale, PA 18421
Vandling, PA 18421

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 106
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,940
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 53
  • County: Susquehanna County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.652, Longitude -75.469
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 18421 has segments in 3 Counties (Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne).

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Forest City, PA 18421 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,007
Population in Households 4,915
Population in Familes 3,857
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density1 114
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,066
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,292
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,498 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 568 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 429 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $134,459
Average Home Value $196,762


Median Household Income $47,124
Average Household Income $63,310
Per Capita Income $26,346
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.11%
Households 0.16% 0.16%
Families -0.01% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Forest City, PA 18421 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18421 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 # 642 62nd
Population Density1 # 1086 35th
Diversity Index2 # 755 55th
Median Household Income # 993 41st
Per Capita Income # 737 56th

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