Wilkes Barre, PA 18706 ZIP Code Profile


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
  • County: Luzerne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.207, Longitude -75.924
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 424
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 7,594
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 213
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,381

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

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  1. 18706 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 18706 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Wilkes Barre, PA 18706 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,136
Population in Households 15,960
Population in Familes 12,165
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density2 630
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $42,443
Average Household Income $59,424
Per Capita Income $26,320


Total Housing Units 7,973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,704 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,378 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 891 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $95,609
Average Home Value $127,700


Total Households 7,082
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 4,282
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 -0.18% -0.25%
Households -0.18% -0.27%
Families -0.37% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

Wilkes Barre, PA 18706 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18706 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 # 266 84th
Population Density # 565 66th
Diversity Index # 380 77th
Median Household Income # 1379 18th
Per Capita Income # 958 43rd

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