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ZIP Code 18705

Primary City:Wilkes Barre, PA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Wilkes-Barre
County: Luzerne County
Timezone: Eastern (3:09pm)
Area code: 570 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.27, -75.84
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 18705

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 18705. 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 18705. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 18705, 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:
Hilldale, Hudson, Miners Mill, Parsons, Plains, Plains Township, Plains Twp
Unacceptable:
Laflin

Stats and Demographics for the 18705 ZIP Code

ZIP code 18705 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 18705 are primarily white. The number of seniors is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 18705 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 14,806
Population Density 2,713 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,210
Median Home Value $91,700
Land Area 5.46 sq mi
Water Area 0.06 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,493
Median Household Income $38,834

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male374404400462447483398439462494565515512337271220193149
Female343367390391439495427437464542534569498416320392339318
Total7177717908538869788258769261,0361,0991,0841,010753591612532467

Gender

 Male 7,125 48%
 Female 7,681 52%
Gender

Race

 White 13,597 91.8%
 Black Or African American 401 2.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 54 0.4%
 Asian 121 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0%
 Other Race 352 2.4%
 Two Or More Races 277 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner38340573838974730613267
Renter15747439837328114919197
Total1958149711,2111,255879804364

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,739 42%
 Single Guardian 1,303 20%
 Singles 2,103 32%
 Singles With Roommate 348 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,911 76%
 Households with Kids 1,582 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male78876973808378808377897580799593100888677
Female5773757264707188746282897285769582647472
Total135160144145144153149168157139171164152164171188182152160149

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 18705 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 18705 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 18705 real estate data, the median home value of $91,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 18705 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 18705 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 18705 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 14,800 100.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 6 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,359 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,014 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,120 29%
 Households Vacant 717 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 207 29%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 1%
 For Sale Only 99 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 47 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 30 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 327 46%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 62 3%
 1 Bedroom 468 20%
 2 Bedroom 711 30%
 3+ Bedroom 1,092 47%
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 $38,834 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 18705 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 18705 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 4,302 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,872 25%
 No Earnings 4,542 39%
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 4,302 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,872 25%
 No Earnings 4,542 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,844 92.3%
 Public transportation 94 1.5%
 Taxicab 4 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 247 3.9%
 Worked at Home 145 2.3%
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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 563 11.8%
 High School Graduate 3,079 64.5%
 Associate's degree 251 5.3%
 Bachelor's degree 629 13.2%
 Master's degree 218 4.6%
 Professional school degree 15 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 18 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,752 77.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 245 10.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 262 11.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 18705

ZIP Code 18705 is in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 18705.

Solomon/Plains Elementary School
41 Abbott St
Plains, PA 18705
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes-Barre Area School District
Daniel J Flood Elementary School
565 North Washington St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18705
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes-Barre Area School District
Solomon/Plains Jhs
43 Abbott St
Plains, PA 18705
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Wilkes-Barre Area School District
Wilkes-Barre Ctc
Jumper Rd Plains Township
Wilkes-barre, PA 18705
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Wilkes-Barre Area Ctc School District

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