Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 18702: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

Acceptable Alternative
Bear Creek Township, PA 18702
Bear Creek Tw, PA 18702
City of WB, PA 18702
City of Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Hilldale, PA 18702
Hudson, PA 18702
Korn Krest, PA 18702
Plains, PA 18702
Plains Township, PA 18702
Plains Twp, PA 18702
Wilkes Barre Township, PA 18702
Wlks Barr Twp, PA 18702

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,517
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,020
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,714
  • County: Luzerne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.235, Longitude -75.877
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40,085
Population in Households 38,690
Population in Familes 28,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,395
Population Density1 476
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 16,650
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 9,425
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,093 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,807 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,843 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,443 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $91,902
Average Home Value $130,436


Median Household Income $38,172
Average Household Income $52,093
Per Capita Income $22,247
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.01%
Households 0.14% 0.0%
Families -0.04% -0.11%
Median Household Income   -1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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.

Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18702 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 # 45 97th
Population Density1 # 657 61st
Diversity Index2 # 74 96th
Median Household Income # 1457 13th
Per Capita Income # 1277 24th

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