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, 2017)


Total Population 4,905
Daytime Population: Workers 1,327
Daytime Population: Residents 2,581
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,908
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 4,813
Population in Familes 3,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density2 121
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $46,389
Average Household Income $64,496
Per Capita Income $26,960


Total Housing Units 2,468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,477 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 556 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 435 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $138,621
Average Home Value $205,044


Total Households 2,033
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,274
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% -0.29%
Households -0.05% -0.31%
Families -0.19% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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

The table below compares 18421 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 646 61st
Population Density # 1054 37th
Diversity Index # 750 55th
Median Household Income # 1152 31st
Per Capita Income # 820 51st

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