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West Pittston - Luzerne county

Population 5,072

West Pittston, Pennsylvania

West Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 8 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 94 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 5,072 people people live in West Pittston.

The People and Families of West Pittston

In West Pittston, about 51% of adults are married. Single people feel welcome in West Pittston, and many people make their homes without family or roommates living with them.

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

Wealth and Education

In 2000, West Pittston had a median family income of $41,729.

Political Inclinations

In 2004, John Kerry garnered more political contributions ($1,500) in West Pittston than did the other Presidential candidates. The Republican party was the top fund-raiser among political parties in the town.

West Pittston Housing

Of the houses, apartments, etc. in West Pittston, about 64% are lived in by their owners, not renters. The average year in which most residences in the town were built is earlier than in most places.

Commuting

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

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population5,072100%
Male2,29245.2%
Female2,78054.8%
Under 181,01220%
18+4,06080%
65+1,15922.9%
Median Age42.5 
Average Family Size2.92 
White5,04099.4%
African-American50.1%
Asian20%
American Indian & Alaskan20%
Other50.1%
Mixed Race180.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above)120.2%
Median Family Income (1999)$41,729 
Population In Poverty51210.1%
West Pittston Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Italian30.1%
Irish17%
Polish12.3%
German11.3%
English6.6%
Welsh4.4%
Lithuanian3.8%
Slovak3.2%
Russian2.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)2.3%
US/American2.1%
Pennsylvania German1.2%
Scotch-Irish0.9%
Scottish0.3%
French (except Basque)0.3%
French Canadian0.3%
Slavic0.3%
Czechoslovakian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%

  


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