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Edwardsville - Luzerne county

Population 4,984

Edwardsville, Pennsylvania

Edwardsville, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 16 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 98 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. Edwardsville has a population of 4,984.

The People and Families of Edwardsville

In Edwardsville, about 38% of adults are married. Lots of people in Edwardsville live independently, in one-person housing. The town has its share of unmarried adults.

The government tells us that Edwardsville features an unusually large number of women. People 65 and older make up an important part of the community in the town.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Edwardsville had a median family income of $26,908.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 Presidential fund-raising sweepstakes, John Kerry came out ahead among Edwardsville residents, with $300. Residents gave more to the Democratic party than any of the others.

Edwardsville Housing

In Edwardsville, 42% of the houses and apartments are occupied by the owners, not rented out. Landlords in the town rent a large number of single bedroom units.

Commuting

In Edwardsville, 88% of commuters drive to work. Why drive when you can avoid it? People in Edwardsville use public transportation more than most people in similar towns. Most residents would agree that driving around the town is a bit easier than around other towns of its size.
Edwardsville Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population4,984100%
Male2,19644.1%
Female2,78855.9%
Under 181,13222.7%
18+3,85277.3%
65+1,05721.2%
Median Age38.4 
Average Family Size2.81 
White4,75695.4%
African-American1282.6%
Asian150.3%
American Indian & Alaskan150.3%
Other180.4%
Mixed Race521%
Hispanic (included in categories above)591.2%
Median Family Income (1999)$26,908 
Population In Poverty1,28125.9%
Edwardsville Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Polish25.6%
Irish14.3%
Slovak8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
Welsh7.5%
German7.3%
Italian6.8%
US/American6%
Lithuanian3.5%
English3%
Russian2.6%
Pennsylvania German1.8%
Ukrainian1.1%
Lebanese0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Czechoslovakian0.4%
Scottish0.3%
French (except Basque)0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Dutch0.3%
French Canadian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Brazilian0.2%

  


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