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Carbondale - Lackawanna county

Population 9,804

Carbondale, Pennsylvania

Carbondale, Pennsylvania is 14 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 90 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Lackawanna county. The city is part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metro area. The population of Carbondale is 9,804.

The People and Families of Carbondale

In Carbondale, about 46% of adults are married. Adults in Carbondale are more likely than in most places to live alone. There are a lot of singles in the city.

Carbondale has disproportionaly more women residents than most cities. Seniors are common in the city.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Carbondale had a median family income of $35,351.

Political Inclinations

Among Carbondale political contributors, George W. Bush was favored among Presidential candidates in 2004, with $1,000. The Republican party attracted the largest share of donations from the city.

Carbondale Housing

Of the housing in Carbondale, approximately 61% is occupied by their owners. The average age of homes in the city is noticeably higher than in other similarly-sized communities. Rents in Carbondale are lower than most places in Pennsylvania.

Commuting

In Carbondale, 93% of commuters drive to work.
Carbondale Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population9,804100%
Male4,44845.4%
Female5,35654.6%
Under 182,26523.1%
18+7,53976.9%
65+2,23822.8%
Median Age40.7 
Average Family Size2.99 
White9,66298.6%
African-American230.2%
Asian230.2%
American Indian & Alaskan200.2%
Other250.3%
Mixed Race510.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above)1221.2%
Median Family Income (1999)$35,351 
Population In Poverty1,41314.8%
Carbondale Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Italian27.7%
Irish24.7%
Polish13.5%
German7.3%
English6.4%
US/American3.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)3%
Russian2.7%
Welsh2.1%
Slovak1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Lithuanian1%
Scotch-Irish0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
French (except Basque)0.4%
Slovene0.3%
Pennsylvania German0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Slavic0.2%

  


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