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, 2016)


Total Population 14,706
Population in Households 14,526
Population in Familes 11,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density1 2,972
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 6,497
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 3,980
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,171 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,326 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 817 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $97,103
Average Home Value $135,213


Median Household Income $40,690
Average Household Income $52,803
Per Capita Income $23,541
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.21%
Households -0.21% -0.19%
Families -0.38% -0.29%
Median Household Income   -1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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 18705 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18705 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 # 294 83rd
Population Density1 # 200 88th
Diversity Index2 # 275 84th
Median Household Income # 1345 19th
Per Capita Income # 1108 34th

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