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ZIP Code 18708

Primary City:Shavertown, PA (View All Cities)
County: Luzerne County
Timezone: Eastern (3:26pm)
Area code: 570 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.29, -75.97
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 18708

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 18708. 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 18708. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 18708, 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:
Shavertown, PA
Acceptable:
Jackson Township, Jackson Twp, Trucksville, Wilkes Barre

Stats and Demographics for the 18708 ZIP Code

ZIP code 18708 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 18708 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 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 18708 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,817
Population Density 534 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,705
Median Home Value $170,000
Land Area 16.52 sq mi
Water Area 0.10 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,517
Median Household Income $75,254

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2162713243171841731662733113434353733192251681077442
Female18330126727619014518630034440744335934123518313710693
Total399572591593374318352573655750878732660460351244180135

Gender

 Male 4,321 49%
 Female 4,496 51%
Gender

Race

 White 8,568 97.2%
 Black Or African American 48 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 0.1%
 Asian 112 1.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 13 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 69 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner918251577174446926282
Renter32779310785413414
Total4125960887882951029696

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,154 61%
 Single Guardian 433 12%
 Singles 797 23%
 Singles With Roommate 133 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,417 69%
 Households with Kids 1,100 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4136485546456959526375636162687962575152
Female2935414654635359726055525545576458574040
Total7071891011001081221181241231301151161071251431201149192

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 18708 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 18708 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 18708 real estate data, the median home value of $170,000 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 18708. Rentals in 18708 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 18708 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,813 100.0%
 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 4 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,984 54%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,050 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 483 13%
 Households Vacant 188 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 26 13.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Sale Only 46 24.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 10 5.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 19 10.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 86 45.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 68 11%
 2 Bedroom 217 37%
 3+ Bedroom 307 52%
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 $75,254 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 18708 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 18708 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 18708 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 3,492 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,347 28%
 No Earnings 2,657 31%
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 3,492 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,347 28%
 No Earnings 2,657 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,737 96.1%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 10 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 106 2.2%
 Worked at Home 76 1.5%
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 462 11%
 High School Graduate 2,195 54%
 Associate's degree 262 6%
 Bachelor's degree 523 13%
 Master's degree 396 10%
 Professional school degree 121 3%
 Doctorate degree 101 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,152 74.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 256 16.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 132 8.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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