Luzerne, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2019: 2,812 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.7%
 
Males: 1,262  (44.9%)
Females: 1,550  (55.1%)
Median resident age:

50.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18709.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,588 (it was $27,614 in 2000)
Luzerne:

$36,588
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,023 (it was $16,217 in 2000)

Luzerne borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $86,802 (it was $68,700 in 2000)
Luzerne:

$86,802
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $101,071; detached houses: $100,363; townhouses or other attached units: $79,535; in 2-unit structures: $283,583

Median gross rent in 2019: $586.

March 2019 cost of living index in Luzerne: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.1%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.0% for Black residents, 81.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Luzerne, PA (2019)
    • 2,65894.5%White alone
    • 622.2%Hispanic
    • 271.0%Black alone

Races in Luzerne detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Luzerne, Pennsylvania as of April 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Luzerne is 561 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Luzerne by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(70.2)
2
(70.1)
1
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(70.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.1)
1
(14.8)
2
(29.9)
9
(315.3)
3
(105.3)
3
(105.2)
7
(246.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(71.3)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(82.9)
11
(163.2)
6
(90.4)
5
(74.0)
1
(15.0)
13
(455.5)
15
(526.7)
15
(525.8)
18
(634.0)
2
(33.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(106.9)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(381.5)
18
(267.1)
29
(436.9)
10
(148.1)
26
(389.0)
104
(3,644)
64
(2,247)
63
(2,208)
59
(2,078)
7
(118.6)
0
(0.0)
18
(641.5)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(33.2)
2
(29.7)
3
(45.2)
2
(29.6)
2
(29.9)
4
(140.2)
2
(70.2)
2
(70.1)
4
(140.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(16.6)
2
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index23.724.533.416.425.0262.4209.6207.9237.47.10.047.40.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Luzerne, PA

Crime rate in Luzerne detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.17
Pennsylvania average:

1.89
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Ancestries: Italian (23.1%), Polish (19.4%), Irish (12.3%), English (7.2%), American (5.1%), German (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1882

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 0.69 square miles.

Population density: 4,095 people per square mile   (average).

Luzerne, Pennsylvania map

25 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,527 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,703 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (14.6 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (96.9 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (97.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Courtdale borough, PA (0.8 miles ),
Pringle borough, PA (0.8 miles ),
Forty Fort borough, PA (1.0 miles ),
Swoyersville borough, PA (1.1 miles ),
Kingston borough, PA (1.1 miles ),
Edwardsville borough, PA (1.2 miles ),
Plains, PA (1.5 miles ),
Trucksville, PA (1.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.28 N, Longitude: 75.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Luzerne, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Luzerne, PA in 2019

Property values in Luzerne, PA

Luzerne satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Historical population in Luzerne, PA
Historical housing units in Luzerne, PA
Most common industries in Luzerne, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.6%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Luzerne, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.7%)
  • Registered nurses (8.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)

Average climate in Luzerne, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Luzerne, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.3. This is about average.

City:

72.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.71. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.71
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Luzerne-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Luzerne borough center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/4/1960, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Luzerne-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 257.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from Luzerne center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from Luzerne center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 249.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 234.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 247.4 miles away from Luzerne center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Luzerne County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Luzerne topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Luzerne:

  • ASSOCIATED FAMILY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)
  • DIVERSIFIED NURSING INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)
  • STEP BY STEP INC (Hospital, about 1 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)
  • VALLEY HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; FORTY FORT, PA)
  • KINGSTON COMMONS (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)
  • LEADER NSG AND REHAB CTR WEST (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)
  • FIRST HOSPITAL WYOMING VALLEY (Hospital, about 2 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Luzerne:

  • King's College (about 3 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 3 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Misericordia University (about 6 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 9 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • University of Scranton (about 15 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Marywood University (about 18 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 35 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)

Private elementary/middle school in Luzerne:

  • GRAHAM ACADEMY (Students: 27, Location: 469 MILLER ST, Grades: 1-6)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Luzerne: Maltby Colliery Station (A), Volunteer Fire Department of Luzerne (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Mickey Witek - Baseball player, Rocky Castellani - Boxer.

Luzerne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

2.1 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

52.2%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Luzerne (2011 data):

  • The Luzerne Bank: at 118 Main Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/10: Bank assets: $300.7 mil, Deposits: $263.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Luzerne National Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Luzerne:

Marital status in Luzerne, PA
  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 32.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

For population 25 years and over in Luzerne:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Luzerne
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Luzerne, PA (based on Luzerne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,00075
Mainline Protestant31,734142
Evangelical Protestant12,502108
Other5,13417
Orthodox1,66712
Black Protestant1181
None131,763-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 65
This county:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Luzerne County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 96
Luzerne County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 294
Luzerne County:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.1%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Luzerne:

46.0%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Luzerne:

22.7%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Luzerne:

13.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Luzerne:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.7%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.9%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.6%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Luzerne, PA Residents

Luzerne government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $272,000 ($96.73)
    Police Protection: $271,000 ($96.37)
    General - Other: $116,000 ($41.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($38.05)
    Central Staff Services: $94,000 ($33.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($12.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($8.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $17,000 ($6.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.36)

Luzerne government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $108,000 ($38.41)
    Other: $41,000 ($14.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $143,000 ($50.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $30,000 ($10.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($3.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $96,000 ($34.14)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $240,000 ($85.35)
    Property: $220,000 ($78.24)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $74,000 ($26.32)
    Public Utility License: $41,000 ($14.58)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $14,000 ($4.98)

Luzerne government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,000 ($32.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,000 ($29.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,000 ($9.60)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000 ($6.76)

Luzerne government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,000 ($22.40)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $301,000 ($107.04)

3.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.38%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.42% ($34,949 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($37,285)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($35,492)


3.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.91%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.39% ($42,725 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.22% ($37,469)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($33,233)
Businesses in Luzerne, PA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1

Strongest AM radio stations in Luzerne:

  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLAINS, PA; Owner: LB RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WGBI (910 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Luzerne:

  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • W235AA (94.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE U. OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYST OF HIGHER ED)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WRGN (88.1 FM; SWEET VALLEY, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Luzerne:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W67DE (Channel 67; NEWPORT, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
Luzerne fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Luzerne fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 42.5mTotal length
  • $4,560,000Total costs
  • 167,947Total average daily traffic
  • 7,357Total average daily truck traffic
  • 123,674Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Luzerne, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 101980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Luzerne, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Valerie H Moore, 100 Young St. (Lat: 41.210583 Lon: -75.931583), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Wirelessco, L.P., Dba Sprint Pcs, Vmoore01@sprintspectrum.Com, , Mahwa-h, Phone: (201) 684-1432
  • Vlerie H Moore, 100 Young St. (Lat: 41.210583 Lon: -75.931583), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Wirelessco, L.P., Dba Sprint Pcs, Vmoore01@sprintspectrum.Com, , Mahwa-h, Phone: (201) 684-1432
  • Valerie H Moore, 100 Young St. (Lat: 41.210583 Lon: -75.931583), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Wirelessco, L.P., Dba Sprint Pcs, Vmoore01@sprintspectrum.Com, , Mahwa-h, Phone: (201) 684-4292
  • Carla Greenhalgh, 100 Young St. (Lat: 41.210583 Lon: -75.931583), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Wirelessco LP, Cgreen31@sprintspectrum.Com, , MS: KSOPHN0116-1B518 Overl-and Park, Phone: (913) 315-9931
  • HATEM RIZK, 100 Young St. (Lat: 41.210583 Lon: -75.931583), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Wirelessco LP, Cgreen31@sprintspectrum.Com, , MS: KSOPHN0116-1B518 Overl-and Park, Phone: (913) 315-9931
  • Joseph R Scheff, 100 Young St. (Lat: 41.210583 Lon: -75.931583), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Wirelessco LP, Cgreen31@sprintspectrum.Com, , MS: KSOPHN0116-1B518 Overl-and Park, Phone: (913) 315-9931

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 144 Academy Street (Lat: 41.281472 Lon: -75.891306), Call Sign: WXF913, Licensee ID: L00705017,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.8600 MHz, Grant Date: 06/28/2003, Expiration Date: 07/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/21/2013, Registrant: Luzerne, Burough Of, 144 Academy St, Luzerne, PA 18709, Phone: (717) 287-7633

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 911, 100 Young St. (Lat: 41.210583 Lon: -75.931583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WPUX893,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6355.37 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/17/2012, Expiration Date: 05/23/2022, Certifier: Joseph R Scheff, Registrant: Compros, Inc, 400 Highland Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, Phone: (814) 946-8100, Email:
  • BUNKER HILL, North St On Bunker Hill (Lat: 41.313917 Lon: -75.889083), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 55.5 m, Call Sign: WLT592,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2016, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Bunker Hill (Lat: 41.313944 Lon: -75.888806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 58.8 m, Call Sign: KNKI704,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.650 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2009, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley, Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 300 Technology Drive #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-1626, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Luzerne)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1376Q , Serial Number: 15072676, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 08/05/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 05/07/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Bernard P Paciej, 341 Walnut St, Luzerne, PA 18709

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$77,0008$77,87518$90,5005$30,2002$60,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$98,5004$16,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$91,5004$93,00019$74,3685$22,0003$101,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$116,6670$012$102,8330$01$36,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$92,0000$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2123.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$45,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2123.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Luzerne, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Luzerne, PA - Value
Most common first names in Luzerne, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13573.7 years
Joseph11372.6 years
Mary11278.5 years
Anna7978.7 years
Helen5377.7 years
William5275.1 years
Frank3873.8 years
Michael3673.5 years
Margaret3478.4 years
George3375.8 years
Most common last names in Luzerne, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Evans1672.2 years
Smith1373.8 years
Mizenko1174.7 years
Martin1073.5 years
Seitz878.5 years
Phillips873.9 years
Zurinski870.6 years
Davis876.5 years
Sobeck776.7 years
Bednar775.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Luzerne, PA
  • 74.6%Utility gas
  • 12.3%Electricity
  • 10.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Luzerne, PA
  • 61.3%Utility gas
  • 32.1%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Luzerne compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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