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ZIP Code 18656

Primary City:Sweet Valley, PA (View All Cities)
County: Luzerne County
Timezone: Eastern (3:44am)
Area code: 570 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.31, -76.21
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 18656

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 18656. 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 18656. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 18656, 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:
Sweet Valley, PA

Stats and Demographics for the 18656 ZIP Code

ZIP code 18656 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 18656 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a large number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 18656 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,195
Population Density 42 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,029
Median Home Value $179,200
Land Area 52.10 sq mi
Water Area 0.54 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 858
Median Household Income $54,615

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male5275708345446870981117910286523127155
Female538373694743649475829193624829332716
Total105158143152928713216417319317019514810060604221

Gender

 Male 1,113 51%
 Female 1,082 49%
Gender

Race

 White 2,151 98.0%
 Black Or African American 2 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 9 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 3 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 26 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner859152178178986012
Renter1229142022853
Total20881661982001066515

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 519 60%
 Single Guardian 110 13%
 Singles 189 22%
 Singles With Roommate 40 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 589 69%
 Households with Kids 269 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male781412817201713121210171922161616137
Female12711151611161624151313171515161018109
Total1915252724283633372725233434373226342316

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 18656 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 18656 were primarily built in the 2000s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 18656 real estate data, the median home value of $179,200 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 18656. Rentals in 18656 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 18656 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,195 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 491 48%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 254 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 113 11%
 Households Vacant 171 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 4 2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Sale Only 11 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 113 66%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 32 19%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 9 9%
 2 Bedroom 56 54%
 3+ Bedroom 38 37%
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 $54,615 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 18656 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 18656. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 896 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 358 18%
 No Earnings 686 35%
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 896 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 358 18%
 No Earnings 686 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,098 95%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 31 3%
 Worked at Home 25 2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 66 8%
 High School Graduate 620 73%
 Associate's degree 62 7%
 Bachelor's degree 50 6%
 Master's degree 19 2%
 Professional school degree 11 1%
 Doctorate degree 16 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 409 90%
 Enrolled in Private School 34 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 11 2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 18656

ZIP Code 18656 is in the Lake-Lehman School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 18656.

Ross Elementary School
5148 Main Rd
Sweet Valley, PA 18656
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lake-Lehman School District

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