Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 77,605 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 38,265  (49.3%)
Females: 39,340  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18503, 18504.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,904 (it was $28,805 in 2000)
Scranton:

$35,904
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,520 (it was $16,174 in 2000)

Scranton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $108,100 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Scranton:

$108,100
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $117,151; detached houses: $117,906; townhouses or other attached units: $112,167; in 2-unit structures: $106,751; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $231,307; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,755; mobile homes: $50,737

Median gross rent in 2017: $751.

March 2019 cost of living index in Scranton: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.4%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.8% for Black residents, 45.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.0% for American Indian residents, 26.5% for other race residents, 46.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Scranton, PA (2017)
    • 56,45673.8%White alone
    • 10,69614.0%Hispanic
    • 4,5255.9%Black alone
    • 3,6334.7%Asian alone
    • 1,6342.1%Two or more races
    • 950.1%American Indian alone
    • 670.09%Other race alone
    • 100.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 236 registered sex offenders living in Scranton, Pennsylvania as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Scranton is 324 to 1.


Crime rates in Scranton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.8)
5
(6.9)
1
(1.4)
1
(1.4)
3
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.6)
4
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.6)
1
(1.3)
2
(2.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
47
(63.5)
26
(35.5)
26
(35.9)
30
(41.5)
35
(48.7)
23
(32.0)
34
(44.5)
23
(30.2)
18
(23.8)
21
(27.7)
37
(49.3)
35
(45.3)
22
(28.4)
43
(55.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
89
(120.2)
100
(136.6)
99
(136.7)
97
(134.3)
108
(150.3)
103
(143.2)
95
(124.5)
129
(169.5)
71
(93.8)
79
(104.3)
74
(98.6)
63
(81.5)
90
(116.1)
62
(79.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
315
(425.3)
208
(284.2)
100
(138.0)
106
(146.7)
140
(194.9)
107
(148.8)
94
(123.1)
100
(131.4)
75
(99.0)
112
(147.9)
95
(126.5)
116
(150.0)
85
(109.7)
704
(904.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
630
(850.6)
635
(867.7)
499
(688.8)
639
(884.5)
640
(890.8)
675
(938.5)
620
(812.2)
641
(842.1)
549
(724.9)
449
(592.7)
411
(547.4)
360
(465.5)
351
(452.9)
340
(436.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,569
(2,118)
1,742
(2,380)
1,592
(2,198)
1,851
(2,562)
1,836
(2,556)
1,631
(2,268)
1,810
(2,371)
1,796
(2,359)
1,614
(2,131)
1,522
(2,009)
1,549
(2,063)
1,228
(1,588)
1,215
(1,568)
1,080
(1,388)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
172
(232.2)
167
(228.2)
172
(237.4)
139
(192.4)
146
(203.2)
116
(161.3)
126
(165.1)
116
(152.4)
114
(150.5)
131
(172.9)
127
(169.1)
108
(139.7)
132
(170.3)
85
(109.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
19
(25.7)
20
(27.3)
28
(38.7)
23
(31.8)
13
(18.1)
26
(36.2)
12
(15.7)
27
(35.5)
24
(31.7)
13
(17.2)
9
(12.0)
9
(11.6)
13
(16.8)
18
(23.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)337.4300.5258.0296.5306.7270.4270.4266.8220.3229.3228.7203.1190.1349.0

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City-data.com crime index in Scranton, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 170 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: Irish (18.2%), Italian (13.2%), Polish (7.9%), German (5.5%), American (4.9%), English (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/23/1866

Elevation: 754 feet

Land area: 25.2 square miles.

Population density: 3,076 people per square mile   (average).

Scranton, Pennsylvania map

8,222 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This city:

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,638 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,388 (2.5%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (98.8 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

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 )

Latitude: 41.41 N, Longitude: 75.67 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,285 (+10.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 16,347 (50.6%)

Area code: 570

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

Property values in Scranton, PA

Scranton satellite photo by USGS

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Scranton tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2014: 1733 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2015: 414 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2016: 450 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $203,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Scranton, PA residents
Average permit cost in Scranton, PA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Scranton, PA
Historical housing units in Scranton, PA
Most common industries in Scranton, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Scranton, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Social scientists and related workers (5.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)

Average climate in Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Scranton, 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 3.2 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 0.4 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 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
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 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Scranton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 36% 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 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 188.3 miles away from Scranton 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 77.2 miles away from Scranton 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 234.5 miles away from Scranton 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 245.2 miles away from Scranton 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 the city 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
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 Lackawanna County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scranton topographic map

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

Hospitals in Scranton:

  • ALLIED HEALTH CARE SVS/WM WARR (475 MORGAN HIGHWAY)
  • ALLIED SERVICES INST OF REHAB SERVICES (475 MORGAN HIGHWAY)
  • COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE (960 NORTH MAIN AVENUE)
  • GEISINGER - COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1822 MULBERRY STREET)
  • HEALTHSOUTH SCRANTON SURGERY AND (425 ADAMS AVENUE)
  • MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 700 QUINCY AVENUE)
  • REGIONAL HOSPITAL OF SCRANTON (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 746 JEFFERSON AVENUE)
  • SCRANTON STATE GENERAL HOSPITAL (201 MULBERRY STREET)
  • ST JOSEPH'S CENTER (2010 ADAMS AVE)

Nursing Homes in Scranton:

  • ADAMS MANOR (824 ADAMS AVE)
  • ALLIED SERVICES LTC (303 SMALLACOMBE DRIVE)
  • COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER TCU (1800 MULBERRY STREET)
  • GINO J MERLI VETERANS CENTER (401 PENN AVENUE)
  • GREEN RIDGE CARE CENTER (2741 BOULEVARD AVENUE)
  • HOLIDAY MANOR NRSG AND REHAB (315 FRANKLIN AVENUE)
  • JEWISH HOME OF EASTERN PENNSYL (1101 VINE STREET)
  • LINWOOD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (100 LINWOOD AVENUE)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW CARE CENTER (2309 STAFFORD AVENUE)
  • REGIONAL HOSPITAL SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (746 JEFFERSON AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Scranton:

  • MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITAL RENAL UNIT (700 QUINCY AVENUE)
  • SCRANTON DIALYSIS (REAR 475 MORGAN HIGHWAY)

Home Health Centers in Scranton:

  • DIVERSIFIED COMMUNITY HLTH CARE (1250 WYOMING AVENUE)
  • MERCY HOME HEALTH HOSPICE (746 JEFFERSON AVE)
  • MOSES TAYLOR HOME HEALTH SVCS (700 QUINCY AVENUE, THIRD FLOOR)

Airports and heliports located in Scranton:

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Colleges/Universities in Scranton:

  • University of Scranton (Full-time enrollment: 5,488; Location: 800 Linden Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.scranton.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Marywood University (Full-time enrollment: 2,959; Location: 2300 Adams Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.marywood.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lackawanna College (Full-time enrollment: 1,382; Location: 501 Vine St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lackawanna.edu)
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton (Full-time enrollment: 675; Location: 517 Ash Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fortis.edu)
  • Johnson College (Full-time enrollment: 456; Location: 3427 N Main Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.johnson.edu)
  • Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (Full-time enrollment: 100; Location: 3201 Rockwell Ave; Public; Website: ctclc.edu)
  • The Commonwealth Medical College (Full-time enrollment: 92; Location: 525 Pine St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.thecommonwealthmedical.com; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Yeshivath Beth Moshe (Full-time enrollment: 55; 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: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 17 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Misericordia University (about 17 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 23 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 39 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 50 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 50 miles; Vestal, NY; FT enrollment: 15,096)

Public high schools in Scranton:

Private high schools in Scranton:

  • SCRANTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 838, Location: 1000 WYOMING AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • FRIENDSHIP HOUSE (Students: 116, Location: 1615 E ELM ST, Grades: PK-10)
  • MILTON EISNER YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 72, Location: 930 HICKORY ST, Grades: 9-12, Boys only)
  • REVIVAL BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 28, Location: 2020 N MAIN AVE, Grades: 1-12)
  • BAIS YAAKOV OF SCRANTON (Students: 10, Location: 1025 VINE ST, Grades: UG-12, Girls only)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Scranton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Scranton:

  • ST CLARE/ST PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 389, Location: 1527 PENN AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ALL SAINTS ACADEMY (Students: 349, Location: 1425 JACKSON ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOWARD GARDNER SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY (Students: 140, Location: 134 SCHOOL ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • SCRANTON HEBREW DAY SCHOOL (Students: 109, Location: 540 MONROE AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • DEPAUL SCHOOL (Students: 52, Location: 475 MORGAN HWY, Grades: 1-8)
  • ST STANISLAUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 37, Location: 530 E ELM ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • LUTHERAN ACADEMY - SCRANTON (Students: 12, Location: 238 REESE ST, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Scranton

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

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Scranton: PENSECO FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP (A). 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

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.

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

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

PENNDOT SAFETY REST AREA #56 (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
JEWISH COMM CENTER DAY CAMP (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (2 times from AUG-01-2006 to AUG-01-2006), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from AUG-01-2006 to AUG-01-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-18-2006 to AUG-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-23-2006 to AUG-23-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between AUG-06-2012 and SEP-06-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Scranton that have no violations reported:

  • SAFETY REST AREA #55 I81 (Population served: 1,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PENN DOT REST AREA #61 (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PENN DOT REST AREA #62 (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MERLI SARNOSKI PARK (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Scranton:

Marital status in Scranton, PA
  • Never married: 41.3%
  • Now married: 37.1%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Scranton:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Scranton, PA (based on Lackawanna County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic96,14058
Mainline Protestant18,72872
Evangelical Protestant11,04758
Other4,71013
Orthodox2,52615
Black Protestant5692
None80,717-
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: 42
Lackawanna County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.32 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lackawanna County:

25.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.0%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Scranton:

44.5%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.9%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Scranton:

33.7%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Scranton:

54.1%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.3%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Scranton, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 138$729,778$63,4590$0
Firefighters 123$723,100$70,5460$0
Solid Waste Management 44$153,906$41,9740$0
Local Libraries 32$116,007$43,50332$31,673
Streets and Highways 27$95,968$42,6520$0
Financial Administration 19$58,488$36,9400$0
Police - Other 16$47,182$35,38748$28,258
Other and Unallocable 15$47,536$38,0290$0
Other Government Administration 12$29,450$29,4500$0
Parks and Recreation 9$31,479$41,9724$6,102
Housing and Community Development (Local) 7$22,872$39,2091$1,078
Judicial and Legal 6$20,134$40,2680$0
Fire - Other 4$22,449$67,3470$0
Health 1$2,848$34,1760$0
Totals for Government 453$2,101,197$55,66185$67,111

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

  • Construction - Libraries: $48,000 ($0.62)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $22,623,000 ($291.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,426,000 ($276.09)
    General - Other: $19,109,000 ($246.23)
    Sewerage: $15,132,000 ($194.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,655,000 ($47.10)
    General Public Buildings: $3,363,000 ($43.33)
    Libraries: $2,853,000 ($36.76)
    Central Staff Services: $665,000 ($8.57)
    Financial Administration: $651,000 ($8.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $548,000 ($7.06)
    Regular Highways: $393,000 ($5.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $355,000 ($4.57)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $11,879,000 ($153.07)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $8,633,000 ($111.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,796,000 ($74.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $161,000 ($2.07)
    Police Protection: $95,000 ($1.22)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($0.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($0.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $46,402,000 ($597.93)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,694,000 ($292.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,241,000 ($93.31)
    Parking Facilities: $1,211,000 ($15.60)
    Other: $338,000 ($4.36)
    Regular Highways: $268,000 ($3.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000 ($0.63)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $2,141,000 ($27.59)
    Local Employee Contribution: $799,000 ($10.30)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $390,000 ($5.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,336,000 ($30.10)
    General Local Government Support: $161,000 ($2.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,491,000 ($19.21)
    Interest Earnings: $401,000 ($5.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $207,000 ($2.67)
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000 ($0.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,419,000 ($44.06)
    Highways: $1,832,000 ($23.61)
    General Local Government Support: $68,000 ($0.88)
  • Tax - Property: $32,946,000 ($424.53)
    Individual Income: $25,255,000 ($325.43)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,724,000 ($112.42)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,129,000 ($40.32)
    Public Utility License: $921,000 ($11.87)
    Amusements Sales: $464,000 ($5.98)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $184,465,000 ($2376.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,290,000 ($2297.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,175,000 ($79.57)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $42,445,000 ($546.94)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,595,000 ($316.93)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $759,000 ($9.78)

3.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.53%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.60% ($42,725 average AGI)
from Wayne County, PA  0.35% ($40,097)
from Susquehanna County, PA  0.18% ($35,608)


4.20% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($283 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.64% ($34,949 average AGI)
to Wayne County, PA  0.26% ($41,179)
to Wyoming County, PA  0.17% ($35,993)
Businesses in Scranton, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Justice1
Abercrombie & Fitch1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1Kmart1
Aeropostale2Kroger4
American Eagle Outfitters3La-Z-Boy3
Applebee's1Lane Furniture3
Arby's1LensCrafters1
AutoZone2Little Caesars Pizza1
BMW1Long John Silver's1
Bath & Body Works2Macy's1
Bed Bath & Beyond1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Blockbuster1Mazda1
Burger King3McDonald's2
CVS4Motherhood Maternity2
Carson Pirie Scott1New Balance1
Casual Male XL1Nike10
Charlotte Russe1Nissan1
Chick-Fil-A1Old Navy1
Cinnabon 1Olive Garden1
Clarion1Pac Sun1
Comfort Suites1Payless3
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Deb1Raymour & Flanigan1
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza2Rite Aid6
Dunkin Donuts5Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Express2SAS Shoes1
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club1
FedEx9Sears2
Finish Line1Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker2Sprint Nextel4
GNC3Starbucks1
GameStop3Subway8
Gap1T-Mobile4
Giant1T.G.I. Driday's1
Goodwill5The Limited1
Gymboree1Toys"R"Us2
H&R Block4U-Haul4
Haworth1UPS11
Hilton2Vans1
Hollister Co.1Verizon Wireless5
Honda1Victoria's Secret2
Hot Topic1Volkswagen1
Hyundai1Waffle House1
JCPenney1Walgreens2
Jones New York3Wendy's2
Journeys1Wet Seal1

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Scranton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 107Number of bridges
  • 646ft / 197mTotal length
  • $17,445,000Total costs
  • 1,247,850Total average daily traffic
  • 133,648Total average daily truck traffic
  • 800,311Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Scranton, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 231950-1959
  • 441960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 141990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 32010-2018
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: 153 (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: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 90 (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: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 157 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Scranton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (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 in Scranton, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Scranton, PA - Value

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 237. The highest number of fire incidents - 427 took place in 2007, and the least - 2 in 2012. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Scranton, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.0%), and Outside Fires (30.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Scranton, PA
    • 1,69255.0%Structure Fires
    • 94130.6%Outside Fires
    • 41913.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 230.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Scranton, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Scranton, Pennsylvania:

  • Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 , Phone: (570) 342-8300, Fax: (570) 342-0380
  • Comfort Suites, 44 Montage Mtn Rd, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505 , Phone: (570) 347-1551, Fax: (570) 347-1151
  • Four Points By Sheraton Scranton, 300 Meadow Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505 , Phone: (570) 344-9811, Fax: (570) 344-7799
  • Hampton Inn At Montage, 22 Montage Mountain Rd, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18507 , Phone: (570) 342-7002, Fax: (570) 342-7012
  • Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 , Phone: (570) 343-3000, Fax: (570) 343-8415
  • Holiday Inn Scranton East, 200 Tigue St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18512 , Phone: (570) 866-2365, Fax: (570) 866-2384
  • Residence Inn Scranton, 947 Viewmont Dr, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18519 , Phone: (570) 343-5121, Fax: (570) 343-5121
  • Red Carpet Inn & Suites, 320 Franklin Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 , Phone: (877) 872-7061, Fax: (570) 347-4667
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Scranton, Pennsylvania
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Scranton, PA
  • 85.0%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Electricity
  • 5.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Scranton, PA
  • 67.5%Utility gas
  • 25.4%Electricity
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Coal or coke


Scranton compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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

Scranton on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of high school students in private schools (3,000+ students)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population decreases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest maximum monthly sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (5,000+ students)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 50,000+"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 50,000+"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 (18504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (18504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
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