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Hazleton - Luzerne county

Population 23,329

Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Hazleton, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 35 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 81 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton area. There are 23,329 residents in Hazleton.

The People and Families of Hazleton

In Hazleton, about 45% of adults are married. In Hazleton, 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.

There are a lot of senior citizens in Hazleton.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Hazleton had a median family income of $37,093.

Political Inclinations

Hazleton folks tended to give their money ($6,000) to John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential race. More campaign money flowed to the Republican party than to competing parties.

Hazleton Housing

As of 2000, the share of housing units in Hazleton that were owner-occupied was 59%. Homes in this community tend to be somewhat older than those in other areas.

Commuting

In Hazleton, 90% of commuters drive to work. One of the nice things about Hazleton is its reasonable commuting times.
Hazleton Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population23,329100%
Male10,89846.7%
Female12,43153.3%
Under 184,90721%
18+18,42279%
65+5,18322.2%
Median Age40.8 
Average Family Size2.93 
White22,09294.7%
African-American1920.8%
Asian1520.7%
American Indian & Alaskan380.2%
Other6452.8%
Mixed Race2070.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above)1,1324.9%
Median Family Income (1999)$37,093 
Population In Poverty3,26214.2%
Hazleton Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Italian32.5%
Polish10.6%
Irish10%
German9.5%
Slovak9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)6.7%
Dutch3.7%
US/American3.2%
English2.5%
Greek1.9%
Austrian1.2%
Ukrainian1.2%
Lithuanian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Pennsylvania German0.7%
Russian0.6%
Czechoslovakian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
French (except Basque)0.4%
Slavic0.3%
Scotch-Irish0.3%
Yugoslavian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Eastern European0.2%
Swedish0.2%

  


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