Scranton, PA 18505 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18505: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Scranton, PA 18505

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 856
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,134
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 722
  • County: Lackawanna County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.391, Longitude -75.666
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Scranton, PA 18505 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,755
Daytime Population: Workers 6,769
Daytime Population: Residents 11,615
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,384
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 20,238
Population in Familes 15,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 517
Population Density2 2,234
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $40,213
Average Household Income $54,983
Per Capita Income $23,109


Total Housing Units 9,738 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,462 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,055 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,221 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $127,358
Average Home Value $144,027


Total Households 8,517
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,984
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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.04%
Households -0.17% -0.04%
Families -0.3% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Scranton, PA 18505 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18505 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 # 189 89th
Population Density # 248 85th
Diversity Index # 66 96th
Median Household Income # 1436 14th
Per Capita Income # 1301 22nd

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