Wilkes Barre, PA 18706 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 18706: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wilkes Barre, PA 18706

Acceptable Alternative
Ashley, PA 18706
Hanover Township, PA 18706
Hanover Twp, PA 18706
Laurel Run, PA 18706
Sugar Notch, PA 18706
Warrior Run, PA 18706
Wilkes Barre Township, PA 18706
Wlks Barr Twp, PA 18706

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 433
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,388
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 216
  • County: Luzerne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.207, Longitude -75.924
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wilkes Barre, PA 18706 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,459
Population in Households 15,281
Population in Familes 11,745
Population in Group Qrtrs 178
Population Density1 629
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 6,837
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 4,155
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,417 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,420 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,022 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $89,231
Average Home Value $118,174


Median Household Income $39,038
Average Household Income $53,819
Per Capita Income $24,055
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.68% -0.39%
Households -0.57% -0.35%
Families -0.73% -0.44%
Median Household Income   -1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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 18706 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18706 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 # 276 84th
Population Density1 # 588 65th
Diversity Index2 # 425 75th
Median Household Income # 1416 15th
Per Capita Income # 1024 39th

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