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Olyphant - Lackawanna county

Population 4,978

Olyphant, Pennsylvania

Olyphant, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 5 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 90 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton area. There are 4,978 residents in Olyphant.

The People and Families of Olyphant

In Olyphant, about 50% of adults are married. In Olyphant, more so than in most towns, people can be found in one-person households. People in the town are less likely to be married than people elsewhere.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Olyphant had a median family income of $45,091.

Political Inclinations

More campaign money flowed to the Republican party than to competing parties.

Olyphant Housing

As of 2000, the share of housing units in Olyphant that were owner-occupied was 64%. Homes in this community tend to be somewhat older than those in other areas. People on their own appreciate the studio and one-bedroom apartments in Olyphant.

Commuting

In Olyphant, 95% of commuters drive to work. The town offers good opportunities for biking and walking, so if you're out of shape give those a try. One of the nice things about Olyphant is its reasonable commuting times.
Olyphant Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population4,978100%
Male2,32846.8%
Female2,65053.2%
Under 181,03320.8%
18+3,94579.2%
65+1,02220.5%
Median Age40.8 
Average Family Size2.95 
White4,90398.5%
African-American230.5%
Asian200.4%
American Indian & Alaskan10%
Other40.1%
Mixed Race250.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above)270.5%
Median Family Income (1999)$45,091 
Population In Poverty55911.3%
Olyphant Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Polish21.3%
Italian20.6%
Irish17.3%
Slovak9.9%
Ukrainian6.8%
German4.8%
Russian4.3%
English3%
Welsh2.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)2.3%
Lithuanian0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Scotch-Irish0.5%
Bermudan0.5%
US/American0.4%
French (except Basque)0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Pennsylvania German0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Scandinavian0.2%
Czech0.2%
British0.2%

  


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