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Kingston - Luzerne county

Population 13,855

Kingston, Pennsylvania

Kingston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 15 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 97 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. Kingston has a population of 13,855.

The People and Families of Kingston

In Kingston, about 44% of adults are married. Lots of people in Kingston live independently, in one-person housing. The town has its share of unmarried adults.

The government tells us that Kingston 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, Kingston had a median family income of $45,578. Kingston benefits from its educated workforce.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 Presidential fund-raising sweepstakes, John Kerry came out ahead among Kingston residents, with $7,560. Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Kingston Housing

In Kingston, 55% of the houses and apartments are occupied by the owners, not rented out. You're likely to find a number of older homes if you drive around the town -- the mean age of housing units is fairly high here. Landlords in Kingston rent a large number of single bedroom units.

Commuting

In Kingston, 91% of commuters drive to work.
Kingston Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population13,855100%
Male6,32045.6%
Female7,53554.4%
Under 182,73119.7%
18+11,12480.3%
65+3,38624.4%
Median Age43 
Average Family Size2.94 
White13,41796.8%
African-American1060.8%
Asian2121.5%
American Indian & Alaskan100.1%
Other400.3%
Mixed Race690.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above)1110.8%
Median Family Income (1999)$45,578 
Population In Poverty1,51411.3%
Kingston Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Polish17.6%
Irish17.4%
German10.5%
Italian10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)7.5%
English7%
US/American4.5%
Welsh4%
Slovak3.8%
Russian3.4%
Lithuanian2.7%
Scottish1.3%
Dutch1%
Austrian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
European0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
French (except Basque)0.7%
Scotch-Irish0.7%
Pennsylvania German0.6%
Lebanese0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Eastern European0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Czechoslovakian0.2%
Serbian0.2%

  


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