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Nanticoke - Luzerne county

Population 10,955

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 22 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 97 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 10,955 people people live in Nanticoke.

The People and Families of Nanticoke

In Nanticoke, about 47% of adults are married. Single people feel welcome in Nanticoke, and many people make their homes without family or roommates living with them. Singles, rather than married couples, seem the order of the day in the city.

Kinder? Gentler? Well at least we can say that women form a particularly large portion of the population in Nanticoke. Its large mature (over 65) population grounds the city nicely.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Nanticoke had a median family income of $35,444.

Political Inclinations

In 2004, George W. Bush garnered more political contributions ($11) in Nanticoke than did the other Presidential candidates. The Democratic party was the top fund-raiser among political parties in the city.

Nanticoke Housing

Of the houses, apartments, etc. in Nanticoke, about 62% are lived in by their owners, not renters. The average year in which most residences in the city were built is earlier than in most places.

Commuting

In Nanticoke, 92% of commuters drive to work.
Nanticoke Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population10,955100%
Male5,11646.7%
Female5,83953.3%
Under 182,15619.7%
18+8,79980.3%
65+2,55623.3%
Median Age42.7 
Average Family Size2.88 
White10,82898.8%
African-American300.3%
Asian280.3%
American Indian & Alaskan110.1%
Other170.2%
Mixed Race400.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above)490.4%
Median Family Income (1999)$35,444 
Population In Poverty1,71215.8%
Nanticoke Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Polish50%
German9.5%
Irish8.1%
Italian6.4%
Slovak4%
Welsh3.7%
English3.4%
US/American2.8%
Lithuanian2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)2.1%
Ukrainian2.1%
Pennsylvania German1.3%
Russian1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Scottish0.3%
Czech0.3%
French (except Basque)0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Slavic0.2%

  


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