Scranton, PA 18503 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18503: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Scranton, PA 18503

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 601
  • Single Family Addresses: 36
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 828
  • County: Lackawanna County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.411, Longitude -75.666
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Scranton, PA 18503 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 819
Population in Households 568
Population in Familes 238
Population in Group Qrtrs 251
Population Density1 2,301
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 269
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 67
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 ( 4.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (78.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $46,875
Average Home Value $61,667


Median Household Income $20,042
Average Household Income $30,084
Per Capita Income $13,543
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% -0.02%
Households 1.51% -0.22%
Families 1.25% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
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.

Scranton, PA 18503 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18503 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 # 1215 27th
Population Density1 # 256 85th
Diversity Index2 # 43 97th
Median Household Income # 1632 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1619 3rd

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