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Wyoming - Luzerne county

Population 3,221

Wyoming, Pennsylvania

Wyoming, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 11 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 95 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 3,221 people people live in Wyoming.

The People and Families of Wyoming

In Wyoming, about 50% of adults are married. Single people feel welcome in Wyoming, 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 town.

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

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Wyoming had a median family income of $44,087. It turns out that people in Wyoming tend to be educated, and a lot of them are college grads. It turns out that the town is home to a lot of successful single people.

Political Inclinations

In 2004, John Kerry garnered more political contributions ($200) in Wyoming than did the other Presidential candidates. The Republican party was the top fund-raiser among political parties in the town.

Wyoming Housing

Of the houses, apartments, etc. in Wyoming, about 60% 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. Renting one (or even zero) bedroom apartments is pretty common in Wyoming.

Commuting

In Wyoming, 95% of commuters drive to work.
Wyoming Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population3,221100%
Male1,45945.3%
Female1,76254.7%
Under 1862019.2%
18+2,60180.8%
65+82625.6%
Median Age43.2 
Average Family Size2.87 
White3,20599.5%
African-American20.1%
Asian20.1%
American Indian & Alaskan00%
Other50.2%
Mixed Race60.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above)90.3%
Median Family Income (1999)$44,087 
Population In Poverty3159.9%
Wyoming Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Italian26.2%
Polish22%
Irish10.5%
German8.2%
English6.9%
Slovak5.9%
Lithuanian4.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)4.1%
US/American3%
Welsh2.8%
Greek1%
Russian0.9%
Pennsylvania German0.9%
Ukrainian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Lebanese0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Czechoslovakian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
French (except Basque)0.2%

  


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