Scranton, PA 18509 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18509: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Scranton, PA 18509

Acceptable Alternative
Dunmore, PA 18509

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 490
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,999
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 533
  • County: Lackawanna County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.423, Longitude -75.641
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Scranton, PA 18509 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,098
Daytime Population: Workers 6,094
Daytime Population: Residents 7,868
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,962
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 11,928
Population in Familes 8,650
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,170
Population Density2 5,116
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $42,049
Average Household Income $58,544
Per Capita Income $24,922


Total Housing Units 6,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,445 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,829 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 726 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $156,676
Average Home Value $198,303


Total Households 5,274
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,774
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 0.25% 0.22%
Households 0.26% 0.24%
Families 0.09% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Scranton, PA 18509 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18509 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 # 311 81st
Population Density # 108 94th
Diversity Index # 195 88th
Median Household Income # 1352 19th
Per Capita Income # 1058 36th

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