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
  • County: Luzerne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.207, Longitude -75.924
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 425
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 7,588
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 213
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,375

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Wilkes Barre, PA 18706 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wilkes Barre, PA 18706 Housing Affordability Index is 212
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 18706 Wealth Index is 62
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 15,992
Population in Households 15,815
Population in Familes 12,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density 628
Diversity Index1 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,285
Average Household Income $65,279
Per Capita Income $28,747
Wealth Index3 62

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,568 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,470 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 861 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $100,101
Housing Affordability Index2 212
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,038
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 4,246
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 -0.11% -0.12%
Households -0.09% -0.13%
Families -0.28% -0.26%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

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

The table below compares 18706 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 # 267 84th
Population Density # 568 66th
Diversity Index # 349 79th
Median Household Income # 1148 32nd
Per Capita Income # 826 51st

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