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ZIP Code 18702

Primary City:Wilkes Barre, PA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Wilkes-Barre
County: Luzerne County
Timezone: Eastern (6:40am)
Area code: 570 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.2, -75.8
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 18702

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 18702. 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 18702. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 18702, 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:
Wilkes Barre, PA
Acceptable:
Bear Creek Township, Bear Creek Tw, City Of Wb, City Of Wilkes Barre, Hilldale, Hudson, Korn Krest, Plains, Plains Township, Plains Twp, Wilkes Barre Township, Wlks Barr Twp

Stats and Demographics for the 18702 ZIP Code

ZIP code 18702 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 18702 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of seniors is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 18702 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 40,295
Population Density 581 people per sq mi
Housing Units 19,284
Median Home Value $89,000
Land Area 69.31 sq mi
Water Area 1.65 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 16,794
Median Household Income $37,212

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,2261,1021,1511,4241,6931,4261,1661,1771,3261,4691,4671,2991,102783638545417354
Female1,1291,1311,1131,2381,5951,3151,2001,1741,2431,4221,4261,2971,187933809748717853
Total2,3552,2332,2642,6623,2882,7412,3662,3512,5692,8912,8932,5962,2891,7161,4471,2931,1341,207

Gender

 Male 19,765 49%
 Female 20,530 51%
Gender

Race

 White 32,426 80.5%
 Black Or African American 4,145 10.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 85 0.2%
 Asian 784 1.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 1,814 4.5%
 Two Or More Races 1,032 2.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner917151,3862,0542,0281,4411,140427
Renter9281,6421,2301,319969644495285
Total1,0192,3572,6163,3732,9972,0851,635712

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,055 36%
 Single Guardian 3,526 21%
 Singles 6,002 36%
 Singles With Roommate 1,211 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 12,307 73%
 Households with Kids 4,487 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male264233249247231246212188225236237231234213262259285274344334
Female209220227211242223211214241197198244202272215247265243268355
Total473453476458473469423402466433435475436485477506550517612689

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 18702 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 owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 18702 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 18702 real estate data, the median home value of $89,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 18702 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 18702 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 18702 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 38,742 96.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 632 1.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 17 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 654 1.6%
 Other Institutional 46 0.1%
 College Student Housing 70 0.2%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 134 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,451 28%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,831 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,512 39%
 Households Vacant 2,490 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 871 35%
 Rented & Unoccupied 35 1%
 For Sale Only 267 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 129 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 232 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 956 38%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 574 8%
 1 Bedroom 1,837 25%
 2 Bedroom 2,076 29%
 3+ Bedroom 2,754 38%
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 $37,212 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 18702 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 18702 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 11,743 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,032 27%
 No Earnings 12,261 37%
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 11,743 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,032 27%
 No Earnings 12,261 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,550 89.1%
 Public transportation 373 2.1%
 Taxicab 89 0.5%
 Motorcycle 13 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,071 6.1%
 Worked at Home 354 2.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 1,768 13.6%
 High School Graduate 7,604 58.4%
 Associate's degree 945 7.3%
 Bachelor's degree 1,747 13.4%
 Master's degree 680 5.2%
 Professional school degree 176 1.4%
 Doctorate degree 94 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,907 77.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 808 10.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 944 12.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 18702

ZIP Code 18702 is in the Bear Creek Community Charter Schools. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 18702.

Bear Creek Community Cs
2000 Bear Creek Blvd
Wilkes-barre, PA 18702
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bear Creek Community Charter Schools
Dodson Elementary School
80 Jones St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes-Barre Area School District
Heights/Murray Elementary School
1 South Sherman St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes-Barre Area School District
Dr David W Kistler Elementary School
301 Old River Rd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes-Barre Area School District
G a R Memorial Jshs
Grant and Lehigh Streets
Wilkes-barre, PA 18702
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Wilkes-Barre Area School District
Elmer L Meyers Jshs
341 Carey Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Wilkes-Barre Area School District
United Hebrew Institute
60 S River St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Milford E Barnes Jr School
335 S Franklin St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Wilkes-Barre Academy
20 Stevens Rd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Little People Daycare School South
280 Hanover St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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