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Population in 2012: 75,809 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.8%
 

Males: 36,139  (47.7%)
Females: 39,670  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  38.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.4 years

Zip codes: 18503, 18504.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,980 (it was $28,805 in 2000)
Scranton:

$35,980
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,157

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $109,100 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Scranton:

$109,100
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $128,016; Detached houses: $132,559; Townhouses or other attached units: $104,688; In 2-unit structures: $102,423; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,275; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,654; Mobile homes: $176,171

Median gross rent in 2012: $644.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 18501, 18502, 18503, 18504, 18505, 18508, 18509, 18510, 18577.

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  • White alone - 61,635 (81.1%)
  • Hispanic - 6,313 (8.3%)
  • Black alone - 4,299 (5.7%)
  • Asian alone - 2,213 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1,105 (1.5%)
  • Other race alone - 408 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Scranton: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (23.5%), Italian (15.9%), German (14.1%), Polish (11.1%), Welsh (4.7%), English (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/23/1866

Elevation: 754 feet

Land area: 25.2 square miles.

Population density: 3,005 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Scranton:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scranton city:

  • Never married: 42.6%
  • Now married: 35.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

4,209 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 1.3% Europe, 1.0% Asia).

This city:  5.9%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Scranton, Pennsylvania as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Scranton to the number of sex offenders is 985 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,944 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,587 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (90.3 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (101.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Dunmore borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Taylor borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Throop borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Moosic borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Dickson City borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Chinchilla, PA (2.1 miles ), Old Forge borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Olyphant borough, PA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 50 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2003: 54 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2004: 37 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 2006: 82 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 2007: 68 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2010: 48 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $184,000

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Latitude: 41.41 N, Longitude: 75.67 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Electric City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,613 (+8.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,240 (52.5%)

Area code: 570

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Crime rates in Scranton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 112310251130
per 100,000 1.31.32.74.01.40.02.86.91.41.43.90.0
Rapes 333937514726263035233423
per 100,000 43.250.849.468.463.535.535.941.548.732.044.530.2
Robberies 72929210489100999710810395129
per 100,000 94.2119.9122.8139.5120.2136.6136.7134.3150.3143.2124.5169.5
Assaults 959013220931520810010614010794100
per 100,000 124.3117.3176.2280.3425.3284.2138.0146.7194.9148.8123.1131.4
Burglaries 435503528516630635499639640675620641
per 100,000 569.0655.4705.0692.0850.6867.7688.8884.5890.8938.5812.2842.1
Thefts 1,4991,6361,5471,4711,5691,7421,5921,8511,8361,6311,8101,796
per 100,000 1960.72131.62065.51972.82118.42380.32197.62562.02555.62267.82371.22359.5
Auto thefts 202188185203172167172139146116126116
per 100,000 264.2244.9247.0272.2232.2228.2237.4192.4203.2161.3165.1152.4
Arson 0010221920282313261227
per 100,000 0.00.013.429.525.727.338.731.818.136.215.735.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 234.1258.3273.9315.8344.0306.3263.0302.2312.6275.7275.6272.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 170 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.1%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -5,470 (-6.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Scranton-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Scranton city center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 30.4 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scranton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 95% 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 77.2 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 77.0 miles away from Scranton center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the city 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 62.9 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 92.7 miles away from Scranton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lackawanna County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Adam Rippon - Figure skater, Bob Casey, Jr. - Senator, Jane Jacobs - (born 1916), urban planner, Joe Biden, Lauren Weisberger - Americna journalist, Lizabeth Scott - Actor, Bill Ferrario - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Sep 22, 1978), Stephen Wojdak - Politician, Joseph M. McDade - Politician, Ernie Preate - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Scranton: Gino J. Merli.

Main business address for: PENSECO FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Scranton:

  • MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITAL RENAL UNIT (Dialysis Facility, 700 QUINCY AVENUE)
  • SCRANTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, REAR 475 MORGAN HIGHWAY)
  • DIVERSIFIED COMMUNITY HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, 1250 WYOMING AVENUE)
  • MERCY HOME HEALTH HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 746 JEFFERSON AVE)
  • MOSES TAYLOR HOME HEALTH SVCS (Home Health Center, 700 QUINCY AVENUE, THIRD FLOOR)
  • ALLIED HEALTH CARE SVS/WM WARR (Hospital, 475 MORGAN HIGHWAY)
  • ALLIED SERVICES INST OF REHAB SERVICES (Hospital, 475 MORGAN HIGHWAY)
  • COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, 960 NORTH MAIN AVENUE)
  • GEISINGER - COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1822 MULBERRY STREET)
  • HEALTHSOUTH SCRANTON SURGERY AND (Hospital, 425 ADAMS AVENUE)
  • MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 700 QUINCY AVENUE)
  • REGIONAL HOSPITAL OF SCRANTON (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 746 JEFFERSON AVENUE)
  • SCRANTON STATE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, 201 MULBERRY STREET)
  • ST JOSEPH'S CENTER (Hospital, 2010 ADAMS AVE)
  • ADAMS MANOR (Nursing Home, 824 ADAMS AVE)
  • ALLIED SERVICES LTC (Nursing Home, 303 SMALLACOMBE DRIVE)
  • ALLIED SERVICES SKILLED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 303 SMALLACOMBE DRIVE)
  • COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER TCU (Nursing Home, 1800 MULBERRY STREET)
  • GINO J MERLI VETERANS CENTER (Nursing Home, 401 PENN AVENUE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-SCRANTON (Nursing Home, 824 ADAMS AVENUE)
  • GREEN RIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2741 BOULEVARD AVENUE)
  • HOLIDAY MANOR NRSG AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 315 FRANKLIN AVENUE)
  • HOLY FAMILY RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, 2500 ADAMS AVENUE)
  • JEWISH HOME OF EASTERN PENNSYL (Nursing Home, 1101 VINE STREET)
  • LINWOOD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 100 LINWOOD AVENUE)
  • MOUNTAIN REST (Nursing Home, LINWOOD AVE)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2309 STAFFORD AVENUE)
  • REGIONAL HOSPITAL SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, 746 JEFFERSON AVENUE)
  • SCRANTON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2933 MCCARTHY STREET)

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Colleges/Universities in Scranton:

  • University of Scranton (Full-time enrollment: 4,839; Location: 800 Linden Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.scranton.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Marywood University (FT enrollment: 2,591; Location: 2300 Adams Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.marywood.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lackawanna College (FT enrollment: 1,014; Location: 501 Vine St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lackawanna.edu)
  • Johnson College (FT enrollment: 400; Location: 3427 N Main Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.johnson.edu)
  • Allied Medical and Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 221; Location: 517 Ash Street; Private, for-profit; Website: alliedteched.edu)
  • Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (FT enrollment: 79; Location: 3201 Rockwell Ave; Public; Website: ctclc.edu)
  • The Commonwealth Medical College (FT enrollment: 78; Location: 150 North Washington Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.thecommonwealthmedical.com; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Yeshivath Beth Moshe (FT enrollment: 78; Location: 930 Hickory St; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Scranton:

  • King's College (about 16 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • Wilkes University (about 17 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 23 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 39 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 49 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 12,914)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 50 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,552)
  • Broome Community College (about 52 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,655)

Biggest public high schools in Scranton:

Private high schools in Scranton:

  • HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 330 WYOMING AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MILTON EISNER YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 930 HICKORY ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • BAIS YAAKOV OF SCRANTON (Students: 10; Location: 1025 VINE ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Scranton:

  • ALL SAINTS INTERPAROCHIAL ACADEMY (Students: 385; Location: 1425 JACKSON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ALL SAINTS ACADEMY -ST ANNS CAMP (Students: 380; Location: 115 S LINCOLN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MARIAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 313; Location: 638 HEMLOCK ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SCRANTON HEBREW DAY SCHOOL (Students: 142; Location: 540 MONROE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FRIENDSHIP HOUSE (Students: 100; Location: 1615 E ELM ST; Grades: KG - KG)
  • MARYWOOD / TONY DOMIANO EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 53; Location: 2300 ADAMS AVE MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LITTLE PEOPLE DAY CARE SCHOOL (Students: 47; Location: 910 OAK ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST STANISLAUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 529 E LOCUST ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • DEPAUL SCHOOL (Students: 33; Location: 475 MORGAN HWY; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • THE CHILDREN'S CORNERSTONE (Students: 26; Location: 1759 SANDERSON AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Scranton, School District: SCRANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Scranton:

  • SCRANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,976,501; Location: 500 VINE STREET; 241,320 books; 80 e-books; 27,694 audio materials; 27,949 video materials; 20 local licensed databases; 82 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 381 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of: Mark Spindler, 1990-1999 NFL player Detroit-N Y Jets, youngest 1st string All American ever! added by "Slick" Cawley

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Notable locations in Scranton: Keyser Industrial Park (A), Allied Services Complex (B), Southside Industrial Park (C), Montage Ski Area (D), Plaza 500 (E), Vinegar Hill (F), Bellevue (G), Capoust (H), Providence Station (I), Green Ridge Station (J), South Scranton Station (K), Founder's Green (L), Galvin Terrace (M), Linden Plaza (N), Mullberry Plaza (O), Sheila Jordan Murray Memorial Rock Garden (P), Scranton Fire Department Engine 10 (Q), Scranton Fire Department Rescue 1 (R), Scranton Fire Department Engine 7 (S), Scranton Fire Department Engine 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Keyser Oak Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Scranton include: Saint Stanislaus Polish Church (A), Elm Park Methodist Church (B), Immanual Baptist Church (C), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (D), Madison Avenue Temple (E), Temple Israel (F), Westminster Presbyterian Church (G), Masonic Temple (H), Pine Street Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Stanislaus Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Cathedral Cemetery (3), Washburn Street Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Pa-5 Reservoir (A), Lake Scranton (B), District Number Fifty-Nine Reservoir (C), Mountain Lake (D), YMCA Dam (E), Cooling Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lucky Run (A), Roaring Brook (B), Lindy Creek (C), Leach Creek (D), Leggetts Creek (E), Meadow Brook (F), Clover Hill Creek (G), Mountain Lake Run (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Scranton include: Fitzpatrick Field (1), DeNaples Fields (2), Christ the Teacher Sculpture (3), Centennial Fountain Saint Ignatius Sculpture (4), Memorial Commons (5), Steamtown National Historic Site (6), Maloney Park (7), Memorial Stadium (8), Royal Courts at DeNaples Fields (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Abracadabra Parties & Traveling Magic Shows (Museums; 1433 North Main Avenue) (1), Everhart Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1901 Mulberry Street) (2), Ferrario Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 206 North Main Avenue) (3), Galaxy Vending & Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2239 Prospect Avenue) (4), B & J Vending CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1515 Cedar Avenue) (5), Baldassari JOJO Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1608 Linden Street) (6), Baldassari Amusements (1515 Cedar Avenue) (7), Eastern Travelers Club (522 Cedar Avenue) (8), Canterbury Tours & Services (Tours & Charters; 201 Lackawana Ave. Suite 228) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Dunmore Inn (1035 O'Neill Highway) (1), Econo Lodge (Stafford Avenue & Kn) (2), Days Inn Scranton PA (1946 Scranton Carbondale Highway) (3), Days Inn (Oneil Highway) (4), Caesars World Marketing (429 North Irving Avenue) (5), Econo Lodge Scranton (1175 Kane Street) (6), Holiday Inn East (I-81 At I-380) (7), Hilton Scranton & Conference Center (138 Adams Avenue) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Lackawanna County District Justice Court - Kennedy James P (1501 Capouse Avenue) (1), Munley James Judge Us District Court (235 North Washington Ofc) (2), Lackawanna County Treatment Court (436 Spruce Street) (3), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (Washington Avenue) (4), Lackawanna County District Justice Court - Farrell Alyce (135 Jefferson Avenue) (5), District Court 45-1-06 (622 East Market Street) (6), Lackawanna County District Justice Court - Russell Robert (509 Cedar Avenue) (7), District Court 45-1-03 (509 Cedar Avenue) (8), District Court 45-1-05 (1600 Farr Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Lackawanna County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

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. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0418
U.S.:

0.3342
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.80. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.80
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
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 22 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. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.33
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Scranton and their reported violations in the past:

LACKAWANNA STATE FOREST (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2004), St Other (SEP-27-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2004), St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-1999), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
ARDITO MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 99, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
JEWISH COMM. CENTER DAY CAMP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.2%

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Scranton, PA

People in group quarters in Scranton in 2010:

  • 2,722 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,444 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 803 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 147 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 109 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 100 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 74 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 25 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Scranton in 2000:

  • 2,329 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 883 people in nursing homes
  • 536 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 397 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 247 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 189 people in religious group quarters
  • 72 people in halfway houses
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 45 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 42 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 39 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 28 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Scranton compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Scranton, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Scranton (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: South Scranton Branch, Viewmont Mall Branch, North Scranton Branch, West Scranton Branch, Central City Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Penn Security Bank and Trust Company: South Scranton Branch, East Scranton Branch, Green Ridge Branch, Penn Security Bank And Trust Company. Info updated 2009/05/19: Bank assets: $921.0 mil, Deposits: $720.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Penseco Financial Services Corporation
  • The Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank: North Washington Avenue Branch, Green Ridge Branch, Call Center Branch, West Scranton Branch. Info updated 2011/01/21: Bank assets: $606.3 mil, Deposits: $515.8 mil, headquarters in Dunmore, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity D&D Bancorp, Inc.
  • Community Bank, National Association: Scranton - Minooka Branch, Scranton - Keyser Branch, Scranton - Wyoming Avenue Branch, Scranton - N. Washington Branch. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Scranton Downtown, West Scranton, East Mountain Branch. 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
  • Citizens Savings Bank: Center City Branch, Southside Branch, West Side Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $329.7 mil, Deposits: $279.6 mil, headquarters in Clarks Summit, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • NBT Bank, National Association: Keyser Valley Scranton Branch, Steamtown Mall Branch, East Mountain Branch. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.
  • First National Community Bank: Scranton Branch at 419-421 Spruce Street, branch established on 1980/08/27; Keyser Avenue Branch at 1745 Keyser Avenue, branch established on 2008/04/02. 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
  • Wayne Bank: West Scranton Office at 623 S Main Avenue, branch established on 1902/01/01; Central Scranton Office at 216 Adams Ave, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $667.4 mil, Deposits: $527.0 mil, headquarters in Honesdale, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Norwood Financial Corp.
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Scranton, Pennsylvania:

  • Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 , Phone: (570) 342-8300, Fax: (570) 342-0380
  • Comfort Suites, 44 Montage Mtn Rd, Scranton, PA 18505 , Phone: (570) 347-1551, Fax: (570) 347-1151
  • Four Points By Sheraton Scranton, 300 Meadow Ave, Scranton, PA 18505 , Phone: (570) 344-9811, Fax: (570) 344-7799
  • Hampton Inn At Montage, 22 Montage Mountain Rd, Scranton, PA 18507 , Phone: (570) 342-7002, Fax: (570) 342-7012
  • Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 , Phone: (570) 343-3000, Fax: (570) 343-8415
  • Residence Inn Scranton, 947 Viewmont Dr, Scranton, PA 18519 , Phone: (570) 343-5121, Fax: (570) 343-5121
  • Red Carpet Inn & Suites, 320 Franklin Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 , Phone: (877) 872-7061, Fax: (570) 347-4667
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Scranton travel time to work - commute


Scranton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Scranton city (based on Lackawanna County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.43%
Here66.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)JewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents74.9%8.6%2.7%2.2%1.8%
Congregations37.3%16.6%6.0%1.8%5.5%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.2%1.0%5.1%
Congregations2.3%2.8%3.2%3.7%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: 42
Lackawanna County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
Lackawanna County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 57
Here:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Here:

9.32 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lackawanna County:

9.2%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lackawanna County:

25.3%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
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 49$118,598$29,0442$2,538
Other Government Administration 32$71,094$26,6600$0
Judicial and Legal 3$9,914$39,6563$6,762
Police Protection - Officers 152$560,170$44,2240$0
Police - Other 15$35,502$28,4021$886
Firefighters 146$496,676$40,8230$0
Fire - Other 1$1,928$23,1360$0
Streets and Highways 34$118,524$41,8324$7,440
Solid Waste Management 43$132,018$36,8420$0
Parks and Recreation 13$36,174$33,39110$3,364
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$32,812$35,7950$0
Local Libraries 38$112,612$35,56237$14,898
Other and Unallocable 11$32,812$35,7950$0
Totals for Government 548$1,758,834$38,51557$35,888

Scranton government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $525,000 ($6.93)
    Libraries: $88,000 ($1.16)
  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $13,302,000 ($175.47)
    Police Protection: $12,117,000 ($159.84)
    General - Other: $6,634,000 ($87.51)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,662,000 ($61.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,182,000 ($41.97)
    Regular Highways: $3,172,000 ($41.84)
    Libraries: $2,866,000 ($37.81)
    Health Services - Other: $2,440,000 ($32.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,346,000 ($17.76)
    Central Staff Services: $1,287,000 ($16.98)
    Financial Administration: $913,000 ($12.04)
    General Public Buildings: $577,000 ($7.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $466,000 ($6.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $414,000 ($5.46)
    Parking Facilities: $298,000 ($3.93)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $39,162,000 ($516.59)
    Benefit Payments: $18,202,000 ($240.10)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $8,266,000 ($109.04)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $2,362,000 ($31.16)
    Withdrawals: $32,000 ($0.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,646,000 ($21.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $199,000 ($2.63)
    Police Protection: $76,000 ($1.00)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($0.38)
    Fire Protection: $19,000 ($0.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,562,000 ($284.43)

Scranton government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,727,000 ($62.35)
    All Other: $637,000 ($8.40)
    Parking Facilities: $556,000 ($7.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $34,000 ($0.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $36,246,000 ($478.12)
    From Other Government: $5,310,000 ($70.04)
    From Local Government: $1,110,000 ($14.64)
    Local Employee Contribution: $932,000 ($12.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $5,370,000 ($70.84)
    General Support: $1,498,000 ($19.76)
    All Other: $874,000 ($11.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,235,000 ($29.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $817,000 ($10.78)
    Interest Earnings: $681,000 ($8.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,028,000 ($53.13)
    General Support: $1,789,000 ($23.60)
    Highways: $1,416,000 ($18.68)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $18,349,000 ($242.04)
    Property: $14,981,000 ($197.62)
    NEC: $3,759,000 ($49.59)

Scranton government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $25,690,000 ($338.88)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $71,793,000 ($947.02)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $71,793,000 ($947.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $25,690,000 ($338.88)

Scranton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $32,658,000 ($430.79)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $84,178,000 ($1110.40)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $37,652,000 ($496.67)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,780,000 ($36.67)

3.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,835 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.80%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($350 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.54% ($39,731 average AGI)
from Wayne County, PA  0.34% ($34,316)
from Wyoming County, PA  0.21% ($29,462)


3.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.82%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($280 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.61% ($33,529 average AGI)
to Wayne County, PA  0.23% ($30,665)
to Susquehanna County, PA  0.22% ($32,880)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scranton:

  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WICK (1400 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANCOM, INC.)
  • WGBI (910 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQOR (750 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKJN (1440 AM; 5 kW; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scranton:

  • W297AF (107.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WCWI (94.3 FM; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • W291AP (106.1 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: TEMPLE U. OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF HIGHER ED)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, 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.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Scranton:

  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W26CD (Channel 26; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., 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.)
  • 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.)
  • W48AQ (Channel 48; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA EDUC'L. TV ASSN.)
  • W14CO (Channel 14; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 113
Total length: 475 meters (1,558ft)
Total costs: $21,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,293,452
Total average daily truck traffic: 141,373

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 3
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 21
  • 1960-1969: 51
  • 1970-1979: 9
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 14
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Scranton, PA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Scranton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Scranton, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 150 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Scranton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Scranton)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED154$99,623197$94,939786$114,225209$41,58414$713,000102$88,5390$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$107,3137$102,71462$114,22632$21,3750$05$53,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$95,82152$86,942434$105,184116$37,6473$3,055,66742$73,5711$10,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$103,95525$107,120223$114,93727$46,2960$026$93,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$121,1674$99,00043$117,2331$24,0000$02$76,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 27 tracts in Scranton, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED36$104,75013$153,231
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$96,70011$133,545
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$135,4173$123,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$71,5002$101,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$124,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 67
  • Hazardous Condition: 31

Incident types - Scranton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Scranton, PA

Most common first names in Scranton, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,84280.3 years
John2,36273.6 years
Joseph1,91073.3 years
William1,30773.2 years
Helen1,24180.0 years
Anna1,20882.1 years
Margaret1,10178.8 years
Frank88075.6 years
James86572.4 years
Robert83869.0 years
Most common last names in Scranton, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones34977.2 years
Williams29675.9 years
Davis28975.3 years
Walsh27276.2 years
Smith26074.7 years
Miller23678.2 years
Evans21576.3 years
Thomas20776.4 years
Kelly17877.0 years
Gallagher16775.2 years
Businesses in Scranton, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Kmart1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger4
Aeropostale2La-Z-Boy3
American Eagle Outfitters3Lane Furniture3
Applebee's1LensCrafters1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone2Long John Silver's1
BMW1Macy's1
Bath & Body Works2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Motherhood Maternity2
Burger King3New Balance1
CVS4Nike10
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless3
Cinnabon 1Penske1
Clarion1Quiznos1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack2
Curves1Raymour & Flanigan1
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Rite Aid6
Deb1Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys1Rue211
Domino's Pizza2SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts5Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge1Sears2
Express2Sephora1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx9Sprint Nextel4
Finish Line1Starbucks1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway8
Foot Locker2T-Mobile4
GNC3T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop3The Limited1
Gap1Toys"R"Us2
Goodwill5U-Haul4
Gymboree1UPS11
H&R Block4Vans1
Haworth1Verizon Wireless5
Hollister Co.1Victoria's Secret2
Hot Topic1Waffle House1
JCPenney1Walgreens2
Jones New York3Wendy's2
Journeys1Wet Seal1
KFC1
Browse common businesses in Scranton, PA


Scranton on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #1 (18503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ugandan first ancestries"
  • #9 (18504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #30 (18503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slavic first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #31 (18503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of British West Indian first ancestries"
  • #63 (18503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries"
  • #68 (18504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Carpatho Rusyn first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 (18504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lebanese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #80 (18503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czechoslovakian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Joseph F. Kologe (12)
  • Peter Kamali (7)
  • Robert A. Spalletta (7)
  • Carsten Weinhold (6)
  • Frank Dipaolo (3)
  • W. Murray Small (2)
  • Argyrios C. Varonides (2)
  • Marie S. Jordan (2)
  • Sonia Lobo Planey (2)
  • Jason D. Graci (2)

Total of 57 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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