Wilkes Barre, PA 18701 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18701: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Luzerne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.242, Longitude -75.885
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 557
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 1,511
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,038
    • Single Family Addresses: 473

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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Wilkes Barre, PA 18701 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wilkes Barre, PA 18701 Housing Affordability Index is 59
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wilkes Barre, PA 18701 Wealth Index is 21
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,922 (100%)
Population in Households 1,931 (49.2%)
Population in Families 653 (16.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,991 (50.8%)
Population Density 7,196
Diversity Index2 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $19,577
Average Household Income $31,376
Per Capita Income $11,438
Wealth Index4 21

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 ( 8.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,098 (69.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $151,163
Housing Affordability Index3 59
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,224
Average Household Size 1.58
Family Households 239
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.22% 0.04%
Households 0.13% -0.05%
Families 0.05% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.07%
Per Capita Income   0.47%

Wilkes Barre, PA 18701 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18701 to the other 1,684 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 727 57th
Population Density # 64 96th
Diversity Index # 133 92nd
Median Household Income # 1642 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1643 2nd

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