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West Hazleton - Luzerne county

Population 3,542

West Hazleton, Pennsylvania

West Hazleton, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 35 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 82 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metro area, the town is not an isolated town. West Hazleton is home to some 3,542 residents.

The People and Families of West Hazleton

In West Hazleton, about 45% of adults are married. People in West Hazleton have space to make their own lives; many people there enjoy living in their own houses or apartments. The town somehow seems full of possibilities, with its large single population.

You'll see many senior citizens in West Hazleton.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, West Hazleton had a median family income of $37,476.

Political Inclinations

John Kerry was the top money-getter ($2,000) among 2004 Presidential candidates in West Hazleton. The Democratic party stood out in its ability to raise compaign money in the town.

West Hazleton Housing

According to the 2000 census, 61% of the housing in West Hazleton was owner-occupied. You may be likely to find historic buildings in the town as the average housing age is high.

Commuting

In West Hazleton, 94% of commuters drive to work. The relatively short commuting times in West Hazleton let you stay at the office later before starting your drive home (if that appeals to you).
West Hazleton Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population3,542100%
Male1,70548.1%
Female1,83751.9%
Under 1871920.3%
18+2,82379.7%
65+81923.1%
Median Age41.5 
Average Family Size2.86 
White3,46197.7%
African-American200.6%
Asian80.2%
American Indian & Alaskan20.1%
Other361%
Mixed Race150.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above)792.2%
Median Family Income (1999)$37,476 
Population In Poverty34910%
West Hazleton Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Polish22.1%
Italian14.6%
German13.9%
Irish10.1%
Slovak8.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)6.2%
Lithuanian4.9%
US/American4.1%
English2%
Ukrainian1.9%
Dutch1.7%
Austrian1.5%
Hungarian1%
French (except Basque)1%
Welsh0.8%
Scotch-Irish0.7%
Greek0.6%
Albanian0.6%
French Canadian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Cape Verdean0.4%
Czech0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab/Arabic0.3%
Czechoslovakian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Eastern European0.2%
Lebanese0.2%

  


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