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Duryea - Luzerne county

Population 4,634

Duryea, Pennsylvania

Duryea, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 6 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 91 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. Duryea has a population of 4,634.

The People and Families of Duryea

In Duryea, about 52% of adults are married.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Duryea had a median family income of $41,775.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 election, George W. Bush was the top Presidential fund-raiser in Duryea ($4,000). Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Duryea Housing

About 74% of housing units in Duryea are owner-occupied. Much of the housing in the town has been around for years. Many residents rent one-bedroom or studio apartments.

Commuting

In Duryea, 95% of commuters drive to work. Residents of the town, taking advantage of public transportation, try to avoid being as dependent on their cars as people in some other places. Commuting to work is generally easier in Duryea than in most places of its size.
Duryea Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population4,634100%
Male2,17246.9%
Female2,46253.1%
Under 1888619.1%
18+3,74880.9%
65+95520.6%
Median Age43.3 
Average Family Size2.94 
White4,58198.9%
African-American120.3%
Asian160.3%
American Indian & Alaskan50.1%
Other40.1%
Mixed Race160.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above)140.3%
Median Family Income (1999)$41,775 
Population In Poverty3758.1%
Duryea Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Polish36.5%
Italian16.6%
Irish14.7%
German10.7%
Slovak4.2%
Lithuanian2.6%
English2.6%
Welsh2.6%
Russian2.3%
US/American1.6%
Dutch1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)0.9%
Scotch-Irish0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Hungarian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
French (except Basque)0.2%
Eastern European0.2%
British0.2%

  


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