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Meshoppen - Wyoming county

Population 459

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, in Wyoming county, is 24 miles NW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 115 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. Meshoppen contains a population of approximately 459.

The People and Families of Meshoppen

In Meshoppen, about 44% of adults are married. Unmarried people abound in Meshoppen.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Meshoppen had a median family income of $26,375.

Political Inclinations

Among political parties, the Republican party was tops in raising money in Meshoppen.

Meshoppen Housing

Meshoppen has, of course, a mix of various types of housing. Recently 53% of the livable housing units were owner-occupied. The town sports a large amount of seasonal housing, typically for vacation or part-time use. Housing stock in Meshoppen might be described as older since the age of the average home is on the high side.

Commuting

In Meshoppen, 93% of commuters drive to work. How much would you give to shorten your commute? The town can boast better commuting than most places.
Meshoppen Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population459100%
Male21847.5%
Female24152.5%
Under 1816034.9%
18+29965.1%
65+439.4%
Median Age28.6 
Average Family Size3.19 
White45699.3%
African-American00%
Asian00%
American Indian & Alaskan10.2%
Other10.2%
Mixed Race10.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above)10.2%
Median Family Income (1999)$26,375 
Population In Poverty9420.2%
Meshoppen Ancestry

AncestryPercent
German22.9%
Irish19.3%
US/American13.9%
Italian11%
English9.3%
Polish8.2%
Dutch3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)2.8%
French (except Basque)2%
Hungarian1.7%
British1.4%
Czechoslovakian1.1%
Welsh1.1%
Israeli0.8%
Russian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%

  


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