18701 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 3,198
Zip code population in 2010: 3,447
Zip code population in 2000: 3,685

Houses and condos: 1,267
Renter-occupied apartments: 902
% of renters here:

94%
State:

31%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 18701: 105.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 5,984 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,922)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,521)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,650 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,059 (2.2%)

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Males: 1,534  (48.0%)
Females: 1,664  (52.0%)

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For population 15 years and over in 18701:

Zip code 18701 compared to state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 18701

  • Zip code 18701 races chart
    • 2,963White population
    • 173Black population
    • 3American Indian population
    • 74Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 50Two or more races population
    • 183Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $157,500
18701:

$157,500
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

21.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 18701, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $36,526 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,526
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $31,612 (reported on 68.1% of returns)
Here:

$31,612
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 63.0% for AGIs below $25k, 73.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 93.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 48.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,468 (reported on 30.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,468
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,488 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,488
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $25k, 4.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,220 (reported on 6.9% of returns)
Here:

+$5,220
State:

+$16,268

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,978 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
18701:

$7,978
Pennsylvania:

$14,550

Total itemized deductions: $22,718 (21% of AGI, reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$22,718
State:

$23,538

Here:

21.4% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.4% for AGIs below $25k, 13.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,086 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

$5,086
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,460 (reported on 13.9% of returns)
18701:

$7,460
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 4.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,982 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,982
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 18701, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,544 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,544
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $23,812 (reported on 60.1% of returns)
Here:

$23,812
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 57.8% for AGIs below $10k, 56.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,157 (reported on 50.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,157
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.5% for AGIs below $10k, 5.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,572 (reported on 31.7% of returns)
Here:

$4,572
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,768 (reported on 19.7% of returns)
Here:

+$3,768
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -4.4% for AGIs below $10k, -0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,684 (reported on 5.4% of returns)
Here:

+$5,684
State:

+$14,267

Total itemized deductions: $25,871 (36% of AGI, reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

$25,871
State:

$18,804

Here:

35.6% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 27.4% for AGIs below $10k, 10.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 18.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 24.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,952 (4% of AGI, reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,952
State:

$3,337

Here:

3.6% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,116 (reported on 66.2% of returns)
18701:

$4,116
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,303 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,303
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 59.6%
Here:

60%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 52.7% for AGIs below $10k, 57.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 82.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$15,227
Pennsylvania:

$52,007
Wilkes-Barre, PA (18701) map Nearest zip codes: 18704, 18709, 18706, 18705, 18651, 18644.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.8%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 121
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 841


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 13 (0 now married, 13 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,120 (37 now married, 1,083 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 18701 with a mortgage: 28 (13 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 32

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,175
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S460

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

46.0%
Whole state:

13.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

19.4%
Whole state:

7.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.1
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 18701: Leo Court (A), Maria's Garden (B), Meditation Court (C), Monarch Court (D), Alumni Hall - King's College (E), Building Super (F), Charles E Parente Life Science Center (G), D Leonard Corgan Library (H), George Esseff and Denise Esseff Ortiz Hall (I), Guest House (J), Hafey-Marian Hall (K), Hessel Admissions Building (L), Holy Cross Hall (M), Marie E Luksic Hall (N), Mulligan Physical Science Center (O), Reverend Leo F Flood Hall (P), Scandlon Gymnasium (Q), Sheehy - Farmer Campus Center (R), Weckesser Hall (S), William Evans Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 18701: King's College Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Park in zip code 18701: Charles N Burns Alumni Tower and Carillon (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : Buzzy's Funtastic Fantasy (Amusement & Theme Parks; 194 North Pennsylvania Avenue).

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 62000 to 2009
  • 531990 to 1999
  • 751980 to 1989
  • 4371970 to 1979
  • 821960 to 1969
  • 271950 to 1959
  • 451940 to 1949
  • 5421939 or earlier

Zip code 18701 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wilkes-Barre, PA (18701)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 51 bedroom
  • 92 bedrooms
  • 383 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkes-Barre, PA (18701)

  • 185no bedroom
  • 4421 bedroom
  • 1542 bedrooms
  • 563 bedrooms
  • 234 bedrooms
  • 425+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkes-Barre, PA (18701) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 8no vehicle
  • 431 vehicle
  • 52 vehicles
  • 43 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkes-Barre, PA (18701) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 384no vehicle
  • 4141 vehicle
  • 472 vehicles
  • 513 vehicles
  • 64 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $599.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $157,500
18701:

$157,500
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,000 - $190,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $99,749
Here:

$99,749
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $72,155
Here:

$72,155
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $145,247
Here:

$145,247
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $184,237
Here:

$184,237
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $42,333
Here:

$42,333
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $36,636
Here:

$36,636
State:

$45,445

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 11.3%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,387

Size of family households: 64 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 13 4-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 737 1-person, 68 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 36 4-persons

15 married couples with children.
0 single-parent households ().

89.9% of residents of 18701 zip code speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (98% very well, 2% well).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% very well, 15% well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% well, 52% not well).
2.4% of residents speak other language at home (89% very well, 11% not well).

Foreign born population: 135 (4.2%)
(52.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 29%Saudi Arabia
  • 13%Mexico
  • 10%Korea
  • 10%Kuwait
  • 9%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Asia,n.e.c.
  • 6%Colombia

Most common first ancestries reported in 18701 (%)

  • 22%Irish
  • 17%Italian
  • 13%Other groups
  • 9%German
  • 8%Polish
  • 4%English
  • 2%Lithuanian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 412010 or later
  • 522000 to 2009
  • 461990 to 1999
  • 30Before 1990

Public high school in zip code 18701 not listed on the city page:

  • JAMES M COUGHLIN JSHS (Students: 1,067; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high school not listed on the city page:

  • BISHOP HOBAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 562; Location: 159 S PENNSYLVANIA BLVD, WILKES BARRE, PA; Grades: 9 - 12)

Zip code 18701 topographic map

Private primary/middle school not listed on the city page:

  • ST NICHOLAS ST MARYS (Students: 490; Location: 242 S WASHINGTON ST, WILKES BARRE, PA; Grades: KG - 8)

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 18701 marital status for males
Zip code 18701 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 12.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 49%Utility gas
  • 48%Electricity
  • 3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 4,320. Population change in the 1990s: -635 (-14.7%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


37% of the 18701 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

76% of the 18701 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

100.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

12.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,573
Here:

80.9%
Pennsylvania:

35.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 32,875Material moving occupations
  • 26,691Management occupations
  • 12,917Healthcare support occupations
  • 8,824Transportation occupations
  • 7,151Sales and related occupations
  • 7,102Personal care and service occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (WILKES BARRE, PA):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 1,678 people in college/university student housing
  • 122 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 43 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 38 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 935 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 283 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 267 people in nursing homes
  • 116 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$39,0602$64,8105$221,7723$24,2672$211,7403$143,823
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$06$56,0800$03$1,105,3100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$00$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2001.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$79,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2001.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 18701 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15982.7 years
John12673.4 years
Joseph9275.8 years
Helen9283.7 years
Anna8383.5 years
William7673.7 years
Margaret7180.0 years
Elizabeth5881.2 years
Thomas5075.1 years
Edward4776.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 18701 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3578.1 years
Jones2980.1 years
Williams2079.3 years
Evans2075.4 years
Davis1979.4 years
Thomas1580.8 years
Brown1579.1 years
Miller1479.5 years
Lewis1281.1 years
Johnson1279.2 years
Businesses in zip code 18701
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike5
Best Western1Ramada1
CVS1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
Kincaid1UPS3
Kroger1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

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