Wilkes Barre, PA 18705 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 18705: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wilkes Barre, PA 18705

Acceptable Alternative
Hilldale, PA 18705
Hudson, PA 18705
Miners Mill, PA 18705
Parsons, PA 18705
Plains, PA 18705
Plains Township, PA 18705
Plains Twp, PA 18705

Not Acceptable, USPS
Laflin, PA 18705

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 403
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,697
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 91
  • County: Luzerne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.272, Longitude -75.845
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wilkes Barre, PA 18705 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,969
Daytime Population: Workers 3,753
Daytime Population: Residents 8,345
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,098
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 14,788
Population in Familes 11,439
Population in Group Qrtrs 181
Population Density2 2,772
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $43,323
Average Household Income $55,735
Per Capita Income $24,710


Total Housing Units 7,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,257 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,326 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 773 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $103,923
Average Home Value $139,523


Total Households 6,583
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 4,038
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 -0.04% -0.11%
Households -0.07% -0.13%
Families -0.2% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Wilkes Barre, PA 18705 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18705 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 # 290 83rd
Population Density # 205 88th
Diversity Index # 256 85th
Median Household Income # 1296 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1103 34th

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