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Luzerne - Luzerne county

Population 2,952

Luzerne, Pennsylvania

Luzerne, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 15 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 97 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. Luzerne has a population of 2,952.

The People and Families of Luzerne

In Luzerne, about 45% of adults are married. A relatively large number of people in Luzerne live by themselves. The town is known for its large population of single adults.

Luzerne benefits from the stability of its large group of senior citizens.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Luzerne had a median family income of $37,730.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 election, George W. Bush was the top Presidential fund-raiser in Luzerne ($2,000). Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Luzerne Housing

About 59% of housing units in Luzerne are owner-occupied. Much of the housing in the town has been around for years. Many residents rent one-bedroom or studio apartments. Homeowners in the town benefit from lower real estate taxes than most other towns in Pennsylvania.

Commuting

In Luzerne, 92% of commuters drive to work. Commuters in Luzerne are more likely, and able, to walk or bicycle to work than most. 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 Luzerne than in most places of its size.
Luzerne Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population2,952100%
Male1,38847%
Female1,56453%
Under 1852117.6%
18+2,43182.4%
65+70623.9%
Median Age42.8 
Average Family Size2.87 
White2,92098.9%
African-American100.3%
Asian20.1%
American Indian & Alaskan00%
Other60.2%
Mixed Race140.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above)130.4%
Median Family Income (1999)$37,730 
Population In Poverty33611.4%
Luzerne Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Polish26.6%
German10.7%
Italian10.5%
Irish9.8%
US/American8.4%
Lithuanian5.8%
English5.6%
Slovak5.3%
Russian4.1%
Welsh3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)1.7%
Slovene1.4%
Swedish1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Croatian0.8%
Scotch-Irish0.7%
Pennsylvania German0.7%
Slavic0.5%
French Canadian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
French (except Basque)0.2%

  


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