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Moscow - Lackawanna county

Population 1,883

Moscow, Pennsylvania

Moscow, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 9 miles SE of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 81 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton area. There are 1,883 residents in Moscow.

The People and Families of Moscow

In Moscow, about 65% of adults are married. When people think of Moscow, they might picture couples and families, not singles. The faces of the town are those of its large families.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Moscow had a median family income of $59,545. Most of the residents of Moscow tend to have good incomes. It's worth noting that college degrees are common in the town. People say that Moscow is full of unmarried people with good incomes.

Political Inclinations

Moscow folks tended to give their money ($1,800) to George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential race. More campaign money flowed to the Republican party than to competing parties.

Moscow Housing

As of 2000, the share of housing units in Moscow that were owner-occupied was 77%. The town housing had been constructed more recently than most towns of its size. As a whole, property taxes tend toward the pricey side in Moscow, but this often equates to better schools and government services.

Commuting

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

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population1,883100%
Male93349.5%
Female95050.5%
Under 1857230.4%
18+1,31169.6%
65+21411.4%
Median Age37.1 
Average Family Size3.25 
White1,86398.9%
African-American60.3%
Asian90.5%
American Indian & Alaskan00%
Other00%
Mixed Race50.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above)110.6%
Median Family Income (1999)$59,545 
Population In Poverty1296.9%
Moscow Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Italian22.4%
German17.8%
Irish17%
Polish13.8%
English5.3%
Welsh4.2%
Slovak3.2%
Ukrainian2.7%
US/American2.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)1.7%
French (except Basque)1.4%
Russian1.3%
Scotch-Irish0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
French Canadian0.8%
European0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Greek0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Portuguese0.2%
Pennsylvania German0.2%
Danish0.2%

  


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