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Scranton - Lackawanna county

Population 76,415

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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.

Political Inclinations

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.

Scranton Housing

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.

Commuting

In Scranton, 89% of commuters drive to work. One of the nice things about Scranton is its reasonable commuting times.
Scranton Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population76,415100%
Male35,54346.5%
Female40,87253.5%
Under 1815,87720.8%
18+60,53879.2%
65+15,36320.1%
Median Age38.8 
Average Family Size3.01 
White71,48093.5%
African-American2,3043%
Asian8231.1%
American Indian & Alaskan850.1%
Other8901.2%
Mixed Race8181.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above)1,9992.6%
Median Family Income (1999)$39,233 
Population In Poverty10,82715%
Scranton Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Irish27.8%
Italian18.5%
Polish12.4%
German10.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)6.9%
Welsh3.9%
English3.8%
US/American3.3%
Russian2.2%
Lithuanian2%
Slovak1.3%
Ukrainian1.2%
Scotch-Irish0.7%
Lebanese0.6%
Scottish0.6%
French (except Basque)0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Swedish0.3%
African0.3%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
European0.2%
Norwegian0.2%

  


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