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ZIP Code 18706

Primary City:Wilkes Barre, PA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Array
County: Luzerne
Timezone: Eastern (4:19pm)
Area code: 570 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.22, -75.90
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 18706

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 18706. 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 18706. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 18706, 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:
Ashley, Hanover Township, Hanover Twp, Laurel Run, Sugar Notch, Warrior Run, Wilkes Barre Township, Wlks Barr Twp

Stats and Demographics for the 18706 ZIP Code

ZIP code 18706 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 18706 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults 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 18706 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,105
Population Density 608 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,811
Median Home Value $87,700
Land Area 26.50 sq mi
Water Area 0.32 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,071
Median Household Income $39,239

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male475428445475452514452466550606558574488351283212171153
Female450428456453500544458482521610604645567411355329332307
Total9258569019289521,0589109481,0711,2161,1621,2191,055762638541503460

Gender

 Male 7,653 48%
 Female 8,452 52%
Gender

Race

 White 15,162 94.1%
 Black Or African American 432 2.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 14 0.1%
 Asian 98 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 120 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 277 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner443636889661,085724574230
Renter22457340839831220518493
Total2689361,0961,3641,397929758323

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,845 40%
 Single Guardian 1,490 21%
 Singles 2,357 33%
 Singles With Roommate 379 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,174 73%
 Households with Kids 1,897 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male92114939288777182110917980891061059685919884
Female899295849385848779739510199888791101948089
Total181206188176181162155169189164174181188194192187186185178173

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 18706 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 18706 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 18706 real estate data, the median home value of $87,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 18706 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 18706 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 18706 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,929 98.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 97 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 79 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,586 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,088 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,397 31%
 Households Vacant 740 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 197 27%
 Rented & Unoccupied 17 2%
 For Sale Only 122 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 31 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 37 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 336 45%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 143 6%
 1 Bedroom 636 28%
 2 Bedroom 768 34%
 3+ Bedroom 710 31%
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 $39,239 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 18706 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 18706 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 18706 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 5,122 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,967 22%
 No Earnings 5,595 41%
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 5,122 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,967 22%
 No Earnings 5,595 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,757 93.7%
 Public transportation 102 1.4%
 Taxicab 13 0.2%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 259 3.6%
 Worked at Home 77 1.1%
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 625 11.2%
 High School Graduate 3,383 60.8%
 Associate's degree 461 8.3%
 Bachelor's degree 776 13.9%
 Master's degree 267 4.8%
 Professional school degree 34 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 18 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,011 81.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 274 11.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 197 7.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 18706

ZIP Code 18706 is in the Hanover Area School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 18706.

Hanover Area Memorial Elementary School
80 West Saint Marys Rd
Hanover Township, PA 18706
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Hanover Area School District
Lee Park Elementary School
99 Lee Park Ave
Hanover Township, PA 18706
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hanover Area School District
Hanover Green Elementary School
561 Main Rd
Hanover Township, PA 18706
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hanover Area School District
Hanover Area Jshs
1600 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township, PA 18706
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Hanover Area School District

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