Pittston, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 7,694 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 
Males: 3,759  (48.9%)
Females: 3,935  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

41.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18640.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,197 (it was $27,103 in 2000)
Pittston:

$41,197
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,514 (it was $14,686 in 2000)

Pittston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,754 (it was $74,900 in 2000)
Pittston:

$112,754
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,535; detached houses: $161,342; townhouses or other attached units: $103,207; in 2-unit structures: $88,789; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $188,016; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,139; mobile homes: $38,057

Median gross rent in 2017: $703.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pittston: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.8%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.5% for Black residents, 44.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pittston, PA (2010)
    • 7,25293.7%White alone
    • 2092.7%Hispanic
    • 1151.5%Black alone
    • 1111.4%Two or more races
    • 420.5%Asian alone
    • 50.06%Other race alone
    • 40.05%American Indian alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Pittston, Pennsylvania as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pittston is 400 to 1.


Crime rates in Pittston by year

Type

2006

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

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)
1
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(13.0)
2
(26.5)
2
(25.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(39.6)
3
(39.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.3)
3
(38.7)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(118.0)
2
(58.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(104.0)
25
(331.6)
12
(154.9)
7
(90.8)
13
(169.6)
9
(265.4)
9
(265.1)
9
(118.7)
12
(156.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
31
(402.8)
20
(265.3)
29
(374.4)
37
(479.9)
37
(482.6)
7
(206.4)
13
(382.9)
11
(145.1)
15
(195.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
119
(1,546)
185
(2,454)
178
(2,298)
178
(2,309)
178
(2,322)
212
(6,252)
116
(3,417)
130
(1,715)
113
(1,470)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(104.0)
10
(132.6)
2
(25.8)
2
(25.9)
6
(78.3)
4
(118.0)
4
(117.8)
6
(79.1)
5
(65.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(52.0)
1
(13.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)129.5218.9183.5150.1177.3362.4243.6166.9144.0

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City-data.com crime index in Pittston, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: Italian (31.8%), Irish (17.5%), Polish (14.6%), American (6.9%), German (6.8%), Russian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1894

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 4,816 people per square mile   (average).

Pittston, Pennsylvania map

140 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,259 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,463 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (8.7 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (93.1 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (97.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

West Pittston borough, PA (0.8 miles ),
Hughestown borough, PA (0.9 miles ),
Yatesville borough, PA (1.2 miles ),
Exeter borough, PA (1.3 miles ),
Inkerman, PA (1.5 miles ),
Dupont borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Duryea borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Laflin borough, PA (1.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.32 N, Longitude: 75.79 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,686 (+22.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 584 (16.0%)

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Pittston, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pittston, PA in 2017

Property values in Pittston, PA

Pittston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $48,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Pittston, PA residents
Average permit cost in Pittston, PA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Pittston, PA
Historical housing units in Pittston, PA
Most common industries in Pittston, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.3%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Pittston, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)

Average climate in Pittston, Pennsylvania

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Pittston, 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 5.0 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 5.0 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 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
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 0.1 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 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Pittston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Pittston city 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 3.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pittston-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 196.2 miles away from Pittston 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 70.0 miles away from Pittston 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 239.3 miles away from Pittston 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 242.6 miles away from Pittston center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 279.0 miles away from Pittston 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
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 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pittston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pittston:

  • WESLEY VILLAGE (209 ROBERTS ROAD)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE PITTSTON (455 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • BAYADA NURSES (2080 NORTH TOWNSHIP BOULEVARD)
  • GOLDEN CARE OF NORTHEAST PA (200 OVERLOOK DRIVE SUITE 235)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (38 NORTH MAIN ST)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pittston:

  • King's College (about 8 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 8 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • University of Scranton (about 9 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Misericordia University (about 10 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Marywood University (about 12 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 14 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 40 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)

Public high school in Pittston:

  • PITTSTON AREA SHS (Students: 1,081, Location: 5 STOUT STREET YATESVILLE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pittston:

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Library in Pittston:

  • PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $172,030; Location: 47 BROAD ST; 23,129 books; 545 audio materials; 2,156 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 68 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • College's near Pittston PA KING's College Wilkes-Barre PA
  • Seton Catholic High School - 9th -12th grades Saint John the Baptist School - Closed as of June 2004.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pittston: Pittston City Fire Department Niagara Engine Company 2 (A), Pittston City Fire Department Eagle Hose Company 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Hughie Jennings - Major League Baseball player and manager, Charley Trippi - College football player, Jimmy Cefalo - Football player, John D. MacArthur - Businessman and philanthropist, Ray Musto - Politician, Simon F. Pauxtis - Baseball player, Thomas Tigue - Politician, Lou Butera - Pool player, Mike Hudock - Football player.

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 city:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.0%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Pittston in 2010:

  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Pittston in 2000:

  • 49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in nursing homes

Banks with branches in Pittston (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Pittston City Branch at 3 South Main St, branch established on 1934/09/01; Pittston By-Pass Branch at Rachael Lane, Pittston By-Pass, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Pa Pittston Walmart Branch at 390 Highway 315, branch established on 2010/11/05. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pittston-Main Street Branch at 1 South Main Street, branch established on 1857/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Landmark Community Bank: at 2 South Main Street, branch established on 2001/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $234.7 mil, Deposits: $184.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Landmark Bancorp Inc
  • Community Bank, National Association: Pittston Branch at 45 South Main Street, branch established on 1995/03/27. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
  • First National Community Bank: Pittston Plaza Branch at Pittston Plaza, branch established on 1995/04/10. Info updated 2012/01/12: Bank assets: $1,105.2 mil, Deposits: $957.5 mil, headquarters in Dunmore, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: First National Community Bancorp Inc

For population 15 years and over in Pittston:

Marital status in Pittston, PA
  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Pittston:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pittston
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pittston, 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
Here:

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.
Pennsylvania:

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

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Here:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Luzerne County:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pittston:

50.1%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pittston:

45.6%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pittston:

20.5%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.5%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.9%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Pittston:

75.6%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pittston, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 7$43,006$73,72521$8,619
Police Protection - Officers 7$43,172$74,00915$12,353
Streets and Highways 6$28,938$57,8760$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$21,639$64,9170$0
Financial Administration 3$13,001$52,0041$4,472
Solid Waste Management 3$11,144$44,5767$15,111
Other Government Administration 3$12,747$50,98810$7,443
Police - Other 3$13,027$52,10841$52,817
Local Libraries 1$5,312$63,7443$13,355
Other and Unallocable 1$5,158$61,8960$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 1$891
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$2,551
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 38$197,144$62,256102$117,612

Pittston government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $2,695,000 ($350.27)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,263,000 ($424.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,949,000 ($383.29)
    Police Protection: $1,390,000 ($180.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,236,000 ($160.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $982,000 ($127.63)
    Financial Administration: $536,000 ($69.66)
    Central Staff Services: $448,000 ($58.23)
    Sewerage: $282,000 ($36.65)
    General - Other: $240,000 ($31.19)
    Parking Facilities: $67,000 ($8.71)
    General Public Buildings: $44,000 ($5.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,000 ($5.72)
    Libraries: $38,000 ($4.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($4.16)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,000 ($0.65)
    Gas Utilities: $2,000 ($0.26)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $178,000 ($23.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,993,000 ($259.03)

Pittston government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,030,000 ($133.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $528,000 ($68.62)
    Parking Facilities: $81,000 ($10.53)
    Other: $44,000 ($5.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,444,000 ($317.65)
    Other: $166,000 ($21.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $203,000 ($26.38)
    Other: $12,000 ($1.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $119,000 ($15.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $36,000 ($4.68)
    Interest Earnings: $36,000 ($4.68)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($0.91)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $246,000 ($31.97)
    Highways: $184,000 ($23.91)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.39)
  • Tax - Property: $1,651,000 ($214.58)
    Individual Income: $1,186,000 ($154.15)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $264,000 ($34.31)
    Public Utility License: $95,000 ($12.35)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $35,000 ($4.55)

Pittston government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,647,000 ($1253.83)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,728,000 ($1134.39)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,418,000 ($444.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,499,000 ($324.80)

Pittston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $423,000 ($54.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $536,000 ($69.66)

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 Pittston, PA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Kroger1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets7
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Rite Aid2
CVS1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
Dunkin Donuts1T-Mobile1
FedEx4U-Haul1
GNC1UPS2
H&R Block1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
Kmart1YMCA1
Knights Inn1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pittston:

  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WGBI (910 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WYCK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLAINS, PA; Owner: LB RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • WICK (1400 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANCOM, INC.)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pittston:

  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WDMT (102.3 FM; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Pittston:

  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • W26CD (Channel 26; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W51BP (Channel 51; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W19AR (Channel 19; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
Pittston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Pittston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.2mTotal length
  • $1,248,000Total costs
  • 19,449Total average daily traffic
  • 1,090Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,099Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Pittston)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pittston, PA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pittston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 221NY , Serial Number: 17274978, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 09/11/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Shroff Farukh, 160 S Highland Dr, Pittston, PA 18640
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2730Q , Serial Number: 18257930, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 02/24/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 01/10/1995
    Registrant (Corporation): Skylane Corp, 118 Armstrong Rd, Pittston, PA 18640
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8464R , Serial Number: 28-22368, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 12/03/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 03/10/1994
    Registrant (Individual): Nicholas J Barbrie, 29 Wood St, Pittston, PA 18640
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8747E , Serial Number: 28-7625153, Year manufactured: 1976, Certificate Issue Date: 09/06/1983
    Registrant (Individual): Nicholas J Barbrie, 29 Wood St, Pittston, PA 18640
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7225X , Serial Number: 15059325, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 07/22/2010
    Registrant (Corporation): Cessna N7225x LLC, 100 Thompson St, Pittston, PA 18640
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/07/2017
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9963F , Serial Number: 4737, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Corporation): Lane Engng Corp, Miners Bank Bldg, Pittston, PA 18640
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/21/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$98,50019$87,21168$94,05915$20,2000$08$59,875
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$129,0002$67,50010$69,8003$30,0000$01$29,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$70,0003$45,33351$92,60818$22,2780$06$62,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$121,0006$99,50026$94,1540$01$90,0003$61,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$332,0006$74,1670$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2106.00 , 2107.00, 2108.00, 2109.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$88,0003$101,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$102,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2106.00 , 2107.00, 2108.00, 2109.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pittston, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pittston, PA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 53 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Pittston, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (64.8%), and Outside Fires (22.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pittston, PA
    • 11464.8%Structure Fires
    • 3922.2%Outside Fires
    • 148.0%Other
    • 95.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pittston, PA
Most common first names in Pittston, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary93980.5 years
Joseph82473.2 years
John81172.2 years
Helen43079.9 years
Anna42682.1 years
William38472.4 years
Frank32973.1 years
Margaret28779.5 years
Michael28772.0 years
James28471.4 years
Most common last names in Pittston, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams9774.6 years
Smith6974.8 years
Miller6774.9 years
Walsh6674.8 years
Jones5476.5 years
Evans4978.5 years
Musto4779.3 years
Thomas4675.2 years
Brown4077.9 years
Hughes3979.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pittston, PA
  • 52.1%Utility gas
  • 29.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.4%Electricity
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pittston, PA
  • 50.7%Utility gas
  • 32.8%Electricity
  • 15.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Pittston compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Pittston on our top lists:

  • #85 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #17 (18640) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #62 (18640) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #98 (18640) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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