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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2019: 209,674 (84% urban, 16% rural); it was 213,295 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 34,509
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 22,844
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 58,284
Renter-occupied apartments: 29,873 (it was 27,934 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

30%

Land area: 459 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 457 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lackawanna County: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.2%), Educational, health and social services (20.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lackawanna County, PA (2019)
    • 175,62782.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 17,6028.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,1363.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,7033.1%Asian alone
    • 2,3771.1%Two or more races
    • 1370.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 620.03%Some other race alone
    • 300.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 101,704  (48.5%)
Females: 107,970  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Lackawanna County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,826 ($34,438 in 1999)
This county:

$53,826
Pennsylvania:

$63,463

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $650 (lower quartile is $532, upper quartile is $793)
This county:

$650
State:

$792


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $158,000 (it was $91,100 in 2000)
Lackawanna:

$158,000
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,800 - $237,000

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $187,764
Here:

$187,764
State:

$255,931

Townhouses or other attached units: $177,253
Here:

$177,253
State:

$201,403

In 2-unit structures: $92,677
Here:

$92,677
State:

$189,304

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $170,783
Here:

$170,783
State:

$200,358

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $77,438
Here:

$77,438
State:

$294,099

Mobile homes: $62,395
Here:

$62,395
State:

$62,605

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $56,859
Here:

$56,859
State:

$133,340

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,381
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $558

Institutionalized population: 3,605
Lackawanna County, PA map from a distance

Health of residents in Lackawanna County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
62.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
52.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
47.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 401 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 1998: 366 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 1999: 361 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2000: 370 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2001: 355 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2002: 439 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2003: 455 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2004: 545 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2005: 463 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2006: 487 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2007: 549 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2008: 279 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 2009: 305 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2010: 247 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2011: 148 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 2012: 158 buildings, average cost: $255,700
  • 2013: 197 buildings, average cost: $232,300
  • 2014: 1869 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2015: 573 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2016: 605 buildings, average cost: $237,200
  • 2017: 183 buildings, average cost: $262,200
  • 2018: 190 buildings, average cost: $231,400
  • 2019: 171 buildings, average cost: $258,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lackawanna, PA residents
Average permit cost in Lackawanna, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,977 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,462 (1.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Lackawanna, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lackawanna, PA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lackawanna, PA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.8%
Lackawanna County:

14.8%
Pennsylvania:

12.0%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 40.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.1% for American Indian residents, 14.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.0 years old
(Males: 40.7 years old, Females: 43.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.6 years old, Black residents: 30.3 years old, American Indian residents: 61.1 years old, Asian residents: 33.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.1 years old, Other race residents: 27.7 years old)

Area name: Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lackawanna County is $495 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $594 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $753 a month.

Cities in this county include: Scranton, Dunmore, Carbondale, Old Forge, Blakely, Taylor, Archbald, Dickson City, Moosic, Clarks Summit.

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

2018 air pollution in Lackawanna County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.256 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Barnstable County, Massachusetts , Bristol County, Massachusetts , Providence County, Rhode Island , Carroll County, Illinois , DeKalb County, Indiana , Newton County, Indiana , Westchester County, New York , Mercer County, Illinois .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Lackawanna, PA
County total employment by year in Lackawanna, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Lackawanna, PA

Current college students: 12,508
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 11,094 (52.1% naturalized citizens)

Lackawanna County:

5.3%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,6242010 or later
  • 3,2852000 to 2009
  • 1,8881990 to 1999
  • 9351980 to 1989
  • 6831970 to 1979
  • 1,564Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.1%

Lackawanna County marital status for males Lackawanna County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 65,639
  • One, attached: 6,624
  • Two: 11,224
  • 3 or 4: 7,222
  • 5 to 9: 3,345
  • 10 to 19: 1,546
  • 20 to 49: 865
  • 50 or more: 2,647
  • Mobile homes: 1,665
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 71

Housing units in Lackawanna County with a mortgage: 30,379 (424 second mortgage, 4,169 home equity loan, 97 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25,475

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

59.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lackawanna County

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-
Lackawanna County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
Lackawanna County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
This county:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 57
Lackawanna County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 195
This county:

9.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lackawanna County:

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Lackawanna County:

25.3%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Lackawanna County:

Average size of farms: 114 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $46,820
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $550.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.11%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.30%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,697
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,040
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 34.73%
Corn for grain: 930 harvested acres
Vegetables: 903 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 183 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lackawanna County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 272.8 miles away from Lackawanna County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 186.2 miles away from the county 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 79.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 234.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 232.4 miles away from Lackawanna County 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 246.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4506-PA: March 30, 2020, FEMA Id: 4506, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: August 10, 2018 - August 15, 2018, FEMA Id: 4408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4030: September 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4030, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 2006 to November 17, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1684: February 23, 2007, FEMA Id: 1684, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1649: June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2005 to April 23, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1587: April 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 1587, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lackawanna County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, 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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lackawanna

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 76,772 (78.4%)
  • Carpooled: 9,631 (9.8%)
  • Bus: 760 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 841 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 181 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 2,518 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 7,196 (7.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (15%)
  • Dominican Republic (9%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Other South Central Asia (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Nepal (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lackawanna County


  • Italian (16%)
  • Irish (16%)
  • Polish (11%)
  • American (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (3%)
  • Russian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 2,823 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,402 people in nursing homes
  • 692 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 536 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 321 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 234 people in religious group quarters
  • 225 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 201 people in other group homes
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 72 people in halfway houses
  • 71 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 63 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 52 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 45 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 5 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 3,811 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,440 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 803 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 339 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 222 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 148 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
  • 35 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 32 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,549.

3.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
2.04% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($23,535 average AGI)
1.49% relocated from other states ($22,955 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

1.49%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Wyoming County, PA  0.17% ($43,068)
from Monroe County, PA  0.15% ($27,611)
from Pike County, PA  0.08% ($44,031)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.07% ($44,603)


4.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

2.17% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($22,084 average AGI)
2.01% relocated to other states ($23,583 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

2.01%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Susquehanna County, PA  0.16% ($36,636)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.13% ($38,143)
to Monroe County, PA  0.10% ($34,878)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.07% ($53,419)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Lackawanna County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Lackawanna County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lackawanna County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lackawanna County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lackawanna County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lackawanna County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lackawanna County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lackawanna County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lackawanna County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 44,871 (36,576 aged, 8,295 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,551 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,355)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,630)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,014)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,247)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,951)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (1,816)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,761)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,733)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,632)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,579)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,931
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 415
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52,331

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,086
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,272
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 53.6
  • Suffocation - 39.4
  • Poisoning - 25.1
  • Other - 11.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 209,674
  • Male householders: 43,946 (11,813 living alone), Female householders: 44,208 (15,408 living alone)
  • 39,546 spouses (39,219 opposite-sex spouses), 7,034 unmarried partners, (7,015 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 54,026 children (51,521 natural, 976 adopted, 1,529 stepchildren), 2,301 grandchildren, 1,298 brothers or sisters, 2,394 parents, 18 foster children, 2,858 other relatives, 4,077 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 7,968

Size of family households: 25,444 2-persons, 13,631 3-persons, 9,705 4-persons, 4,718 5-persons, 1,287 6-persons, 1,061 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27,221 1-person, 4,614 2-persons, 181 3-persons, 93 4-persons, 73 5-persons, 56 6-persons, 70 7-or-more-persons.

25,566 married couples with children.
13,362 single-parent households (4,209 men, 9,153 women).

89.8% of residents of Lackawanna speak English at home.
5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,801,277,000 ($8,580 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $369,019,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $641,259,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $434,371,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,536,000
Federal grants: $279,144,000
Federal procurement contracts: $369,462,000 ($347,661,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $66,505,000 ($7,193,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,128,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $40,271,000
Federal Government insurance: $180,530,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,146
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 15,116
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +698
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -251
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lackawanna County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 35.83 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,5002014 or later
  • 9682010 to 2013
  • 4,9992000 to 2009
  • 7,3751990 to 1999
  • 7,8721980 to 1989
  • 12,6701970 to 1979
  • 8,2711960 to 1969
  • 9,0861950 to 1959
  • 7,4221940 to 1949
  • 40,6851939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • 291 room
  • 662 rooms
  • 6223 rooms
  • 2,5794 rooms
  • 6,3575 rooms
  • 15,5736 rooms
  • 11,2537 rooms
  • 7,5508 rooms
  • 11,8259+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,1401 room
  • 1,1362 rooms
  • 3,7533 rooms
  • 8,1164 rooms
  • 7,2225 rooms
  • 5,9066 rooms
  • 2,0287 rooms
  • 1,5038 rooms
  • 1,4969+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • 148no bedroom
  • 5551 bedroom
  • 9,1032 bedrooms
  • 29,2643 bedrooms
  • 12,1694 bedrooms
  • 4,6155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,140no bedroom
  • 8,5211 bedroom
  • 9,2652 bedrooms
  • 11,3013 bedrooms
  • 1,5234 bedrooms
  • 5505+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lackawanna County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lackawanna County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,837no vehicle
  • 16,4291 vehicle
  • 26,0682 vehicles
  • 7,7523 vehicles
  • 3,5034 vehicles
  • 2655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lackawanna County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lackawanna County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 8,045no vehicle
  • 16,6481 vehicle
  • 5,9632 vehicles
  • 1,2463 vehicles
  • 2504 vehicles
  • 1485+ vehicles

87.3% of Lackawanna County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

Lackawanna County:

87.3%
State average:

87.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 152,122
  • Other state: 42,896
  • Northeast: 30,268
  • Midwest: 2,572
  • South: 7,240
  • West: 2,816
Year householders moved into unit in Lackawanna County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lackawanna County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.1%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.1%Electricity
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Coal or coke
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.3%Utility gas
  • 24.3%Electricity
  • 4.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,925
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,997
Here:

21.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,345
Here:

71.4%
Pennsylvania:

38.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lackawanna County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,625,000
  • Charges - Other: $28,330,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,413,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $51,464,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,927,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,235,000
    Financial Administration: $20,993,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,711,000
    Libraries: $5,772,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,712,000
    Police Protection: $5,120,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,347,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,968,000
    Regular Highways: $1,139,000
    General - Other: $804,000
    Central Staff Services: $288,000
    Health - Other: $284,000
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,517,000
    Other: $3,811,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,673,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $217,234,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,629,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,773,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Sale of Property: $73,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $53,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $496,000
    Correctional Institutions: $302,000
    General - Other: $301,000
    Health - Other: $287,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $159,000
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,714,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,174,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $21,955,000
    Public Welfare: $18,131,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,364,000
    Highways: $952,000
    General Local Government Support: $353,000
  • Tax - Property: $81,080,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,813,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,602,000

Lackawanna County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,625,000
  • Charges - Other: $28,330,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,413,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $51,464,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,927,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,235,000
    Financial Administration: $20,993,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,711,000
    Libraries: $5,772,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,712,000
    Police Protection: $5,120,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,347,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,968,000
    Regular Highways: $1,139,000
    General - Other: $804,000
    Central Staff Services: $288,000
    Health - Other: $284,000
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,517,000
    Other: $3,811,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,673,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $217,234,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,629,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,773,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Sale of Property: $73,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $53,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $496,000
    Correctional Institutions: $302,000
    General - Other: $301,000
    Health - Other: $287,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $159,000
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,714,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,174,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $21,955,000
    Public Welfare: $18,131,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,364,000
    Highways: $952,000
    General Local Government Support: $353,000
  • Tax - Property: $81,080,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,813,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,602,000

Lackawanna County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,625,000
  • Charges - Other: $28,330,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,413,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $51,464,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,927,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,235,000
    Financial Administration: $20,993,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,711,000
    Libraries: $5,772,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,712,000
    Police Protection: $5,120,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,347,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,968,000
    Regular Highways: $1,139,000
    General - Other: $804,000
    Central Staff Services: $288,000
    Health - Other: $284,000
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,517,000
    Other: $3,811,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,673,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $217,234,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,629,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,773,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Sale of Property: $73,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $53,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $496,000
    Correctional Institutions: $302,000
    General - Other: $301,000
    Health - Other: $287,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $159,000
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,714,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,174,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $21,955,000
    Public Welfare: $18,131,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,364,000
    Highways: $952,000
    General Local Government Support: $353,000
  • Tax - Property: $81,080,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,813,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,602,000

Lackawanna County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,625,000
  • Charges - Other: $28,330,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,413,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $51,464,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,927,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,235,000
    Financial Administration: $20,993,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,711,000
    Libraries: $5,772,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,712,000
    Police Protection: $5,120,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,347,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,968,000
    Regular Highways: $1,139,000
    General - Other: $804,000
    Central Staff Services: $288,000
    Health - Other: $284,000
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,517,000
    Other: $3,811,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,673,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $217,234,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,629,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,773,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Sale of Property: $73,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $53,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $496,000
    Correctional Institutions: $302,000
    General - Other: $301,000
    Health - Other: $287,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $159,000
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,714,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,174,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $21,955,000
    Public Welfare: $18,131,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,364,000
    Highways: $952,000
    General Local Government Support: $353,000
  • Tax - Property: $81,080,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,813,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,602,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,061
  • Number of aged recipients: 575
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,486
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,099
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,796
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,166
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,283
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,809
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 58 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 ORIGINATED549$122,016955$139,8863,830$144,210818$58,72122$628,773376$114,22116$81,688
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED39$124,94959$163,678248$142,59784$24,0240$022$124,6362$29,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED87$130,126160$120,6691,465$137,519337$47,3566$1,590,833128$111,59420$66,700
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN60$124,83388$142,511913$142,83781$76,6423$316,00064$110,4225$94,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$117,00016$196,938175$144,80012$51,8330$016$160,0002$51,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 55 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED163$151,39398$180,6332$196,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED54$163,53746$170,3482$87,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$142,26737$178,2700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$185,77811$166,9091$134,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$237,6673$128,3330$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lackawanna, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lackawanna, PA - Value
Most common first names in Lackawanna County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5,58680.5 years
John5,03173.8 years
Joseph3,96073.4 years
Anna2,55282.3 years
William2,45173.5 years
Helen2,38280.0 years
Margaret1,90779.1 years
Frank1,75875.5 years
Michael1,68972.7 years
James1,56272.2 years
Most common last names in Lackawanna County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones58477.1 years
Smith51075.4 years
Williams50977.0 years
Davis48776.6 years
Miller44178.0 years
Walsh43077.0 years
Thomas42276.7 years
Evans42076.9 years
Kelly28076.8 years
Lewis25378.1 years
Businesses in Lackawanna County, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Kroger13
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy3
Ace Hardware3Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts5Lane Furniture5
Aeropostale3LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters4Little Caesars Pizza1
Ann Taylor1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1Macy's1
AutoZone3Marriott3
BMW1Marshalls1
Bath & Body Works3MasterBrand Cabinets19
Best Western1Mazda1
Blockbuster4McDonald's11
Burger King9Men's Wearhouse1
CVS9Microtel1
Carson Pirie Scott1Motherhood Maternity2
Casual Male XL1New Balance1
Catherines1New York & Co1
Charlotte Russe1Nike18
Chick-Fil-A1Nissan1
Chico's1Old Country Buffet1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Old Navy1
Cinnabon 1Olive Garden1
Circle K1Pac Sun1
Clarion1Panera Bread2
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless4
Coldwater Creek1Penske3
Comfort Inn2PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves3Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen1Quiznos2
Days Inn2RadioShack4
Deb1Ramada1
Decora Cabinetry6Raymour & Flanigan1
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza5Red Robin1
DressBarn1Rite Aid15
Dressbarn1Rodeway Inn1
Dunkin Donuts13Ruby Tuesday2
Econo Lodge2Rue211
Eddie Bauer1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Express2SAS Shoes2
Famous Footwear2Sam's Club1
Fashion Bug1Sears2
FedEx21Sephora1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker2Sprint Nextel5
GNC8Staples1
GameStop5Starbucks5
Gap2Subaru1
Giant2Subway18
Goodwill5T-Mobile8
Gymboree1T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block7T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell1
Hilton3Talbots2
Holiday Inn2Target1
Hollister Co.1The Limited1
Home Depot1The Room Place1
Honda1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1True Value3
Hyundai1U-Haul15
J. Jill1UPS26
JCPenney1Vans3
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless5
Johnny Rockets1Victoria's Secret3
Jones New York4Volkswagen1
Journeys3Waffle House2
Justice2Walgreens2
KFC2Walmart2
Kmart2Wendy's5
Knights Inn1Wet Seal1
Kohl's1YMCA2

Lackawanna County on our top lists:

  • #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 lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"