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, 2017)


Total Population 40,008
Daytime Population: Workers 32,745
Daytime Population: Residents 21,860
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 54,605
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 38,571
Population in Familes 28,484
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,437
Population Density2 506
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $40,128
Average Household Income $54,994
Per Capita Income $23,410


Total Housing Units 18,935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,747 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,825 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,363 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $94,807
Average Home Value $132,691


Total Households 16,572
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 9,379
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 0.15% -0.04%
Households 0.07% -0.08%
Families -0.06% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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

The table below compares 18702 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 # 49 97th
Population Density # 637 62nd
Diversity Index # 70 96th
Median Household Income # 1439 14th
Per Capita Income # 1253 25th

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