Scranton, PA 18505 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18505: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Scranton, PA 18505

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lackawanna County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.391, Longitude -75.666
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 850
  • PO Box Addresses: 200
  • Residential Addresses: 8,882
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 723
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,159

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 18505 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 18505 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Scranton, PA 18505 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,738
Population in Households 20,233
Population in Familes 15,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 505
Population Density2 2,231
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $41,008
Average Household Income $56,266
Per Capita Income $23,594


Total Housing Units 9,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,370 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,129 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,267 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $129,545
Average Home Value $146,390


Total Households 8,499
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,940
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.01% 0.04%
Households -0.18% -0.04%
Families -0.37% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Scranton, PA 18505 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18505 to the other 1,675 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 190 89th
Population Density # 243 86th
Diversity Index # 63 96th
Median Household Income # 1447 14th
Per Capita Income # 1297 23rd

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