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Pittston - Luzerne county

Population 8,104

Pittston, Pennsylvania

Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 8 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 93 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the city are in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. Pittston has a population of 8,104.

The People and Families of Pittston

In Pittston, about 43% of adults are married. Lots of people in Pittston live independently, in one-person housing. The city has its share of unmarried adults.

The government tells us that Pittston features an unusually large number of women. People 65 and older make up an important part of the community in the city.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Pittston had a median family income of $33,861.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 Presidential fund-raising sweepstakes, George W. Bush came out ahead among Pittston residents, with $2,610. Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Pittston Housing

In Pittston, 59% 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 city -- the mean age of housing units is fairly high here.

Commuting

In Pittston, 94% of commuters drive to work.
Pittston Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population8,104100%
Male3,71245.8%
Female4,39254.2%
Under 181,75921.7%
18+6,34578.3%
65+1,79622.2%
Median Age40.8 
Average Family Size2.94 
White7,97398.4%
African-American550.7%
Asian250.3%
American Indian & Alaskan70.1%
Other140.2%
Mixed Race280.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above)550.7%
Median Family Income (1999)$33,861 
Population In Poverty1,24815.5%
Pittston Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Italian34.2%
Irish24.7%
Polish14.5%
German7.2%
Lithuanian4.3%
English2.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)2.1%
US/American1.7%
Welsh1.5%
Slovak1.5%
Scottish0.9%
Scotch-Irish0.9%
Russian0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
French (except Basque)0.2%
French Canadian0.2%
Syrian0.2%

  


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