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Population in 2012: 7,716 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 

Males: 3,808  (49.4%)
Females: 3,908  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  41.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18640.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,466 (it was $27,103 in 2000)
Pittston:

$30,466
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,707

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $91,936 (it was $74,900 in 2000)
Pittston:

$91,936
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $99,245; Detached houses: $93,366; Townhouses or other attached units: $85,084; In 2-unit structures: $159,719; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $97,159; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $41,176; Mobile homes: $36,165

Median gross rent in 2012: $562.

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  • White alone - 7,252 (93.7%)
  • Hispanic - 209 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 115 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 111 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 42 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.06%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pittston: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (27.4%), Irish (18.6%), Polish (13.8%), German (13.1%), English (3.6%), Welsh (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1894

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 4,830 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Pittston:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pittston city:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 36.6%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

175 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia).

This city:  2.3%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Pittston, Pennsylvania as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pittston to the number of sex offenders is 643 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,648 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,418 (1.8%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $112,000

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Latitude: 41.32 N, Longitude: 75.79 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,220 (+15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 538 (17.3%)

Area code: 570

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Crime rates in Pittston by Year
Type 2006 2010 2012
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 122
per 100,000 13.026.525.8
Robberies 013
per 100,000 0.013.338.7
Assaults 82512
per 100,000 104.0331.6154.9
Burglaries 312029
per 100,000 402.8265.3374.4
Thefts 119185178
per 100,000 1546.32453.92298.3
Auto thefts 8102
per 100,000 104.0132.625.8
Arson 410
per 100,000 52.013.30.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 278.5) 132.5223.9187.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.90
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Pittston, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,817 (-18.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Pittston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Pittston-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% greater 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 significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city 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 Pittston center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Luzerne County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Pittston:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Pittston, PA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pittston:

  • King's College (about 7 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • Wilkes University (about 8 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • University of Scranton (about 9 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 4,839)
  • Marywood University (about 11 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,591)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 15 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 40 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 41 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,552)

Public high schools in Pittston:

Private elementary/middle schools in Pittston:

  • ST MARY ASSUMPTION SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: 41 CARROLL ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HUMPTY DUMPTY KOLLEGE (Students: 92; Location: 107 NEW ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Pittston, map of school districts: PITTSTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

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:

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

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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

 
Luzerne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.0. This is about average.
City:

31.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0418
U.S.:

0.3342
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.80
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.8. This is significantly better than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.33
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.7%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.9% for Black residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 38.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pittston, PA

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

Pittston compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Pittston, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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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) (Amended And
  • 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pittston, Pennsylvania:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 30 Concorde Dr, Pittston, PA 18641 , Phone: (570) 654-3300, Fax: (570) 883-7301
  • Super 8 Motel - Pittston, 307 Hwy 315, Pittston, PA 18640 , Phone: (570) 654-3301, Fax: (570) 883-0288
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pittston, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pittston travel time to work - commute


Pittston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Pittston city (based on Luzerne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.22%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents69.0%10.2%5.1%2.3%2.0%
Congregations29.8%19.3%7.2%6.9%5.2%
NameJewishAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.8%1.2%1.2%0.8%6.4%
Congregations1.7%3.3%2.8%3.0%20.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
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.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$7,517$30,0681$1,490
Other Government Administration 3$7,370$29,4807$2,480
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$850
Police Protection - Officers 7$24,961$42,79010$4,116
Police - Other 3$7,532$30,12828$17,599
Firefighters 7$24,865$42,62614$2,872
Streets and Highways 6$16,731$33,4620$0
Health 0$0 1$297
Solid Waste Management 3$6,443$25,7725$5,035
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$12,511$37,5330$0
Local Libraries 1$3,071$36,8522$4,450
Other and Unallocable 1$2,982$35,7840$0
Totals for Government 38$113,983$35,99570$39,189

Pittston government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $159,000 ($20.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($1.30)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $824,000 ($106.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $813,000 ($105.37)
    General - Other: $715,000 ($92.66)
    Regular Highways: $608,000 ($78.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $583,000 ($75.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $539,000 ($69.85)
    Financial Administration: $276,000 ($35.77)
    Central Staff Services: $263,000 ($34.09)
    General Public Buildings: $69,000 ($8.94)
    Libraries: $52,000 ($6.74)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $28,000 ($3.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($2.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($1.56)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($17.37)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $5,000 ($0.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $116,000 ($15.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($4.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($2.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,564,000 ($202.70)

Pittston government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $348,000 ($45.10)
    Sewerage: $231,000 ($29.94)
    All Other: $65,000 ($8.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,000 ($2.72)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $56,000 ($7.26)
    Rents: $33,000 ($4.28)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($0.52)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.26)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,075,000 ($268.92)
    All Other: $208,000 ($26.96)
    Highways: $172,000 ($22.29)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($1.04)
  • Tax - Property: $1,298,000 ($168.22)
    Individual Income: $503,000 ($65.19)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $44,000 ($5.70)
    Public Utility License: $40,000 ($5.18)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $22,000 ($2.85)

Pittston government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,813,000 ($364.57)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,880,000 ($243.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,016,000 ($131.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,000 ($10.76)

Pittston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $594,000 ($76.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $558,000 ($72.32)

3.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.40% ($33,529 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.17% ($30,034)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($31,690)


3.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,456 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($223 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.35% ($39,731 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($30,057)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($31,150)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Pittston, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Pittston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 30 meters (98ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 8,665
Total average daily truck traffic: 433
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 11,025

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • 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: 3804K , Serial Number: 28-23736, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 10/04/1967
    Registrant (Partnership): Robert L Taylor, 303 Pollock Dr, Pittston, PA 18640, Other Owners: Laura J Taylor
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172S (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-L2A (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6209J , Serial Number: 172S10824, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 10/20/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Northeast Aero LLC, 100 Thompson 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Cessna N7225x LLC, 100 Thompson 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: 8464R , Serial Number: 28-22368, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 12/03/1966
    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
    Registrant (Individual): Nicholas J Barbrie, 29 Wood St, Pittston, PA 18640
  • 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



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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


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
Businesses in Pittston, PA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Kroger1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts1Super 81
FedEx4T-Mobile1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Knights Inn1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Pittston, PA


Pittston on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #66 (18640) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries"
  • #88 (18640) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Italian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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  • George M. Albert (1)
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Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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