Scranton, PA 18504 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18504: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Scranton, PA 18504

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 514
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,290
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 214
  • County: Lackawanna County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.413, Longitude -75.691
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Scranton, PA 18504 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,980
Population in Households 21,627
Population in Familes 16,663
Population in Group Qrtrs 353
Population Density1 2,430
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 9,199
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,509
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,991 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,208 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,303 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $118,247
Average Home Value $139,356


Median Household Income $39,820
Average Household Income $52,375
Per Capita Income $22,273
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.08%
Households 0.0% 0.03%
Families -0.16% -0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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 18504 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18504 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 # 172 90th
Population Density1 # 240 86th
Diversity Index2 # 211 88th
Median Household Income # 1379 17th
Per Capita Income # 1273 24th

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