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Hawley - Wayne county

Population 1,303

Hawley, Pennsylvania

Hawley, Pennsylvania, in Wayne county, is 25 miles E of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 73 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Newburgh metropolitan area. Hawley has a population of 1,303.

The People and Families of Hawley

In Hawley, about 46% of adults are married. A relatively large number of people in Hawley live by themselves. The town is known for its large population of single adults.

There is an unusually large share of women in Hawley.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Hawley had a median family income of $33,462.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 election, George W. Bush was the top Presidential fund-raiser in Hawley ($4,000). Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Crime and Safety

The streets of Hawley are considered safe by both national and state standards.

Hawley Housing

About 51% of housing units in Hawley are owner-occupied. The town sports a large amount of seasonal housing, typically for vacation or part-time use. Much of the housing in Hawley has been around for years. Many residents rent one-bedroom or studio apartments. Homeowners in Hawley benefit from lower real estate taxes than most other towns in Pennsylvania.

Commuting

In Hawley, 80% of commuters drive to work. Commuting to work is generally easier in the town than in most places of its size.
Hawley Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population1,303100%
Male58745%
Female71655%
Under 1832524.9%
18+97875.1%
65+25419.5%
Median Age40.8 
Average Family Size2.96 
White1,26797.2%
African-American120.9%
Asian50.4%
American Indian & Alaskan20.2%
Other40.3%
Mixed Race131%
Hispanic (included in categories above)342.6%
Median Family Income (1999)$33,462 
Population In Poverty26920.7%
Hawley Ancestry

AncestryPercent
German22.2%
Irish20.2%
English12.7%
Italian8.1%
US/American6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)6.2%
Polish5.5%
French (except Basque)3.3%
Dutch2.1%
Norwegian1.9%
Scotch-Irish1.3%
Lithuanian1.2%
Jamaican0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
European0.6%
Swedish0.6%
African0.6%
Czechoslovakian0.5%
French Canadian0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Russian0.4%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Pennsylvania German0.2%
Danish0.2%
Slavic0.2%
Czech0.2%
British0.2%

  


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