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Clarks Green - Lackawanna county

Population 1,630

Clarks Green, Pennsylvania

Clarks Green, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 6 miles N of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 95 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. Clarks Green contains a population of approximately 1,630.

The People and Families of Clarks Green

In Clarks Green, about 71% of adults are married. Married couples seem to be the rule in Clarks Green, at least compared to other towns of its size.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Clarks Green had a median family income of $74,250. The typical family in Clarks Green is better off than most in Pennsylvania. The town has a large middle class. There just aren't a lot of poor people in Clarks Green. Interestingly, lots of people in the town have Bachelor's degrees (or better). In Clarks Green, there is a large number of singles who make a good living.

Political Inclinations

Political donors in Clarks Green favored George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential race, contributing $2,300. Among political parties, the Republican party was tops in raising money in the town.

Clarks Green Housing

Clarks Green has, of course, a mix of various types of housing. Recently 89% of the livable housing units were owner-occupied. Homes in the town are newer than those found in most places. Taxes on residences are higher here than most places in Pennsylvania, which may reflect a commitment to education in the town.

Commuting

In Clarks Green, 95% of commuters drive to work.
Clarks Green Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population1,630100%
Male78047.9%
Female85052.1%
Under 1844027%
18+1,19073%
65+26816.4%
Median Age42.5 
Average Family Size3.1 
White1,59597.9%
African-American10.1%
Asian291.8%
American Indian & Alaskan00%
Other10.1%
Mixed Race40.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above)10.1%
Median Family Income (1999)$74,250 
Population In Poverty593.6%
Clarks Green Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Irish29.3%
Italian16.3%
German11.2%
Polish8.5%
English7.3%
Welsh6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)4.7%
US/American2.8%
Scottish2.6%
Russian2.3%
Slovak1.2%
Ukrainian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Swiss0.5%
Slovene0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
French Canadian0.4%
Czech0.4%
French (except Basque)0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
British0.3%
Eastern European0.2%
Pennsylvania German0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Scotch-Irish0.2%
Lebanese0.2%

  


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