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ZIP Code 18503

Primary City:Scranton, PA (View All Cities)
County: Lackawanna County
Timezone: Eastern (3:34am)
Area code: 570 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.41, -75.67
ZIP (~1400 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 18503

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 18503. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 18503. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 18503, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Scranton, PA

Stats and Demographics for the 18503 ZIP Code

ZIP code 18503 is located in east Pennsylvania and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 18503 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 18503 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,182
Population Density 2,552 people per sq mi
Housing Units 589
Median Home Value $70,600
Land Area 0.46 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 520
Median Household Income $15,724

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 59Male Median Age: 48Female Median Age: 70

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6261129035321835323629413426445877
Female333393276711201520353045496480
Total9591511224238254652514976647193122157

Gender

 Male 713 60%
 Female 469 40%
Gender

Race

 White 877 74.2%
 Black Or African American 237 20.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.3%
 Asian 35 3.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 13 1.1%
 Two Or More Races 15 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner0061221882
Renter102120527710111567
Total102126649810912369

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 37 7%
 Single Guardian 23 4%
 Singles 443 85%
 Singles With Roommate 17 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 1
 Households without Kids 506 97%
 Households with Kids 14 3%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male20220101012021310396942
Female30001110002010000132617
Total50221211014031310529559

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 18503 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 18503 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 18503 real estate data, the median home value of $70,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 18503 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 18503 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $200-$299/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 18503 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 618 52.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 110 9.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 5 0.4%
 Nursing Facilities 195 16.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 240 20.3%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 14 1.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 28 5%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 29 5%
 Renter Occupied Households 463 79%
 Households Vacant 69 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 35 51%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 3%
 For Sale Only 2 3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 5 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 24 35%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 44 9%
 1 Bedroom 344 74%
 2 Bedroom 69 15%
 3+ Bedroom 10 2%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $15,724 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 18503 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. 18503 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 18503 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 100 9%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 387 35%
 No Earnings 633 57%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 100 9%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 387 35%
 No Earnings 633 57%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 185 62%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 90 30%
 Worked at Home 22 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 168 31%
 High School Graduate 213 40%
 Associate's degree 29 5%
 Bachelor's degree 84 16%
 Master's degree 17 3%
 Professional school degree 26 5%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 9 47%
 Enrolled in Private School 1 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 9 47%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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