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Hughestown - Luzerne county

Population 1,541

Hughestown, Pennsylvania

Hughestown, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 8 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 93 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. Hughestown has a population of 1,541.

The People and Families of Hughestown

In Hughestown, about 57% of adults are married.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Hughestown had a median family income of $50,938. People in Hughestown generally have good earning power. The town has a large middle class. Hughestown enjoys an educated population.

Political Inclinations

Residents gave more to the Democratic party than any of the others.

Hughestown Housing

Owners occupy 86% of the housing units in Hughestown.

Commuting

In Hughestown, 97% of commuters drive to work. People elsewhere might commute hours every day. But generally not in Hughestown, where the commutes are shorter than a lot of places.
Hughestown Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population1,541100%
Male76049.3%
Female78150.7%
Under 1829519.1%
18+1,24680.9%
65+28118.2%
Median Age43.3 
Average Family Size2.98 
White1,53199.4%
African-American20.1%
Asian00%
American Indian & Alaskan00%
Other20.1%
Mixed Race50.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above)20.1%
Median Family Income (1999)$50,938 
Population In Poverty885.7%
Hughestown Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Italian36.9%
Irish18.9%
Polish14.5%
German8.4%
Lithuanian3.8%
English3.7%
US/American2.9%
Russian1.9%
Slovak1.7%
Welsh1.5%
Scottish1.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)1.1%
Dutch0.8%
French (except Basque)0.5%
Austrian0.3%
European0.3%
Scotch-Irish0.3%
Albanian0.2%

  


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