Nanticoke, PA 18634 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18634: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Nanticoke, PA 18634

Not Acceptable, USPS
West Nanticoke, PA 18634

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 313
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,059
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 340
  • County: Luzerne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.196, Longitude -76.004
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Nanticoke, PA 18634 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,523
Population in Households 13,311
Population in Familes 10,008
Population in Group Qrtrs 212
Population Density1 661
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 5,983
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 3,494
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,595 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,388 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 876 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $90,499
Average Home Value $114,075


Median Household Income $37,629
Average Household Income $48,407
Per Capita Income $21,760
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.07%
Households -0.02% -0.08%
Families -0.2% -0.17%
Median Household Income   -2.16%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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.

Nanticoke, PA 18634 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18634 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 # 321 81st
Population Density1 # 577 65th
Diversity Index2 # 552 67th
Median Household Income # 1469 12th
Per Capita Income # 1339 20th

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