Great Bend, PA 18821 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18821: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Great Bend, PA 18821

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 48
  • Single Family Addresses: 329
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 50
  • County: Susquehanna County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.973, Longitude -75.746
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Great Bend, PA 18821 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,219
Population in Households 1,219
Population in Familes 917
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 315
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 551
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 334
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $131,746
Average Home Value $171,280


Median Household Income $47,923
Average Household Income $56,374
Per Capita Income $25,482
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.0%
Households 0.26% 0.04%
Families 0.1% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Great Bend, PA 18821 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18821 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 # 1121 33rd
Population Density1 # 763 54th
Diversity Index2 # 958 43rd
Median Household Income # 948 43rd
Per Capita Income # 842 50th

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