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Scranton - Lackawanna countyPopulation 76,415
Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 90 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The city is in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton area. There are 76,415 residents in Scranton.
The People and Families of Scranton
In Scranton, about 41% of adults are married. In Scranton, more so than in most cities, people can be found in one-person households. People in the city are less likely to be married than people elsewhere.
Women are better represented than men in Scranton. There are a lot of senior citizens in the city.
Wealth and Education
In 2000, Scranton had a median family income of $39,233.
Scranton folks tended to give their money ($22,460) to George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential race. More campaign money flowed to the Republican party than to competing parties.
As of 2000, the share of housing units in Scranton that were owner-occupied was 55%. Homes in this community tend to be somewhat older than those in other areas.
In Scranton, 89% of commuters drive to work. One of the nice things about Scranton is its reasonable commuting times. Scranton Population (2000)