Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (PA)

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County population in 2012: 214,477 (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: 467 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lackawanna County: 96.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (28.4%), Educational, health and social services (21.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 103,119  (46.9%)
Females: 111,318  (53.1%)

Lackawanna County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lackawanna County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,295 ($34,438 in 1999)

This county:

$45295
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $563 (lower quartile is $419, upper quartile is $697)
This county:

$563
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $146,300 (it was $91,100 in 2000)
Lackawanna:

$146,300
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,800 - $224,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,293
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $539

Institutionalized population: 3,605
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 549 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2008: 279 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 2009: 305 buildings, average cost: $182,700

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,231 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,994 (1.6%)

Lackawanna County household income distribution in 2009 Lackawanna County home values distribution Lackawanna County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.9%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.8% for Black residents, 35.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.8% for American Indian residents, 37.8% for other race residents, 33.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.9%
Lackawanna County:

14.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.1% for Black residents, 35.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.8% for American Indian residents, 38.5% for other race residents, 32.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 42 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

2005 air pollution in Lackawanna County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.013 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.096 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.080 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 55 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 33 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.005 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lackawanna County: Abington Executive Industrial Park (A), Acker Industrial Park (B), Marjon Golf Course (C), Homestead Golf Course (D), Lakeland Golf Course (E), Big Pine Hill View (F), Elmhurst Country Club (G), Benton Industrial Park (H), Ivy Industrial Park (I), Glen Oak Country Club (J), Millars School (K), Baylors Corners (L), Amasa (M), Elkview Country Club (N), Scranton Country Club (O), Community Grove (P), Creekside Grove (Q), Kamp Kewanee (R), Kochners Corners (S), La Plume Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Lackawanna County include: Welch Church (A), Corpus Christi Church (B), Finch Hill Church (C), House of the Good Shepherd (D), Worth Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Valley View Cemetery (1), Wallsville Cemetery (2), Assumption Cemetery (3), Weatherby Cemetery (4), Brookside Cemetery (5), Stone Cemetery (6), Sicklers Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Grassy Pond (A), Mud Pond (B), Lake Sheridan (C), Kasulaitis Lake (D), Chapman Lake (E), Deer Lake (F), Handsome Pond (G), Benjamin Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: White Oak Run (A), Rock Bottom Creek (B), Gardner Creek (C), Rucks Run (D), Tamarack Creek (E), Hagen Run (F), Green Run (G), Meadow Brook (H), Fenner Mill Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lackawanna County include: Lackawanna State Park (1), Merli-Sarnoski County Park (2), Ned Boehm Field (3), Moore Hall Alumni Garden (4), Christy Mathewson Field (5), State Game Lands Number 135 (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Luzerne County , Monroe County , Susquehanna County , Wayne County , Wyoming County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 12,508
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,833 (60% naturalized citizens)

Lackawanna County:

2.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 974
  • 1990 to 1994: 677
  • 1985 to 1989: 455
  • 1980 to 1984: 480
  • 1975 to 1979: 393
  • 1970 to 1974: 290
  • 1970 to 1974: 220
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,344

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:


Housing units in Lackawanna County with a mortgage: 26,465 (2,606 second mortgage, 4,674 home equity loan, 138 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 21,441

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lackawanna County

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

Tornado activity:

Lackawanna County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 23001736.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Lackawanna County-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 186.2 miles away from Lackawanna 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 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 232.4 miles away from the 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
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from Lackawanna County 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 96.2 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:


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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Italy (13%)
  • India (9%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lackawanna County (%):

  • Italian (22%)
  • Irish (21%)
  • Polish (15%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (5%)
  • Welsh (4%)
  • Russian (3%)

Lackawanna County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 76,144 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 11,547 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 665 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 25 (0%)
  • Taxi: 131 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 36 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 58 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,490 (4%)
  • Other means: 513 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,911 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $50,808.

3.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.64%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($398 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

2.01% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($20,487 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($16,130 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

1.59%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.55% ($35,214 average AGI)
from Wayne County, PA  0.33% ($37,330)
from Wyoming County, PA  0.19% ($41,178)
from Susquehanna County, PA  0.16% ($31,806)
from Monroe County, PA  0.15% ($30,802)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.08% ($42,516)
from Pike County, PA  0.06% ($32,426)


3.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.79%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

1.97% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($18,334 average AGI)
1.78% relocated to other states ($18,187 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

1.78%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.62% ($33,801 average AGI)
to Wayne County, PA  0.26% ($35,798)
to Susquehanna County, PA  0.15% ($34,320)
to Wyoming County, PA  0.13% ($40,421)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.12% ($29,598)
to Monroe County, PA  0.09% ($36,351)
to Pike County, PA  0.07% ($27,518)

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 2013: 10.5

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 2013: 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 live births in Lackawanna County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 43,798 (37,685 aged, 6,113 disabled)
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: 17930.57
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 415.370
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52330.75

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1086.270
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1272.400
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18.61

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63.32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92.11

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.64
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: 206,374

Size of family households: 24,274 2-persons, 13,417 3-persons, 10,313 4-persons, 4,334 5-persons, 1,560 6-persons, 772 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27,524 1-person, 4,113 2-persons, 490 3-persons, 247 4-persons, 84 5-persons, 49 6-persons, 49 7-or-more-persons.

32,689 married couples with children.
10,396 single-parent households (2,023 men, 8,373 women).

94.4% of residents of Lackawanna County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,801,277,000 ($8580 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:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 154
  • 2000 to 2004: 6,861
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,315
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,225
  • 1970 to 1979: 11,288
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,481
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,862
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,847
  • 1939 or earlier: 37,341
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 494
  • 4 rooms: 3,286
  • 5 rooms: 8,539
  • 6 rooms: 17,169
  • 7 rooms: 10,873
  • 8 rooms: 8,944
  • 9+ rooms: 8,945
  • 1 room: 371
  • 2 rooms: 1,390
  • 3 rooms: 5,013
  • 4 rooms: 7,327
  • 5 rooms: 6,196
  • 6 rooms: 4,891
  • 7 rooms: 1,306
  • 8 rooms: 806
  • 9+ rooms: 634
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 1,259
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,596
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,945
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,381
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,093
  • no bedroom: 494
  • 1 bedroom: 8,408
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,734
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,617
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,317
  • 5+ bedrooms: 364
Cars and other vehicles available in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,313
  • 1 vehicle: 17,802
  • 2 vehicles: 25,179
  • 3 vehicles: 7,984
  • 4 vehicles: 2,338
  • 5+ vehicles: 668
  • no vehicle: 7,457
  • 1 vehicle: 13,802
  • 2 vehicles: 5,619
  • 3 vehicles: 834
  • 4 vehicles: 164
  • 5+ vehicles: 58

70% of Lackawanna County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Pennsylvania.

Lackawanna County:

69.6%
State average:

64.4%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lackawanna County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (59.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.9%)
  • Electricity (10.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.1%)
  • Coal or coke (2.4%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (64.3%)
  • Electricity (17.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.1%)
  • Coal or coke (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,266
Here:

19.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,949
Here:

16.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,340
Here:

60.2%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lackawanna County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $5,942,000
    General: $4,145,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $34,219,000
    General - Other: $22,224,000
    Corrections - Other: $16,290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,309,000
    Parks & Recreation: $8,946,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,482,000
    Libraries: $4,216,000
    Financial Administration: $2,735,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,898,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,888,000
    Regular Highways: $1,562,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,482,000
    Police Protection: $1,396,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $760,000
    Housing & Community Development: $475,000
    Air Transportation: $278,000
    Transit Utilities: $278,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $50,000
    Fire Protection: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,099,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,390,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,860,000
    Air Transportation: $1,204,000
    Solid Waste Management: $926,000
    Central Staff: $542,000
    Financial Administration: $270,000
    General Public Building: $186,000
    Parks & Recreation: $181,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $40,537,000

Lackawanna County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $14,279,000
    Parks & Recreation: $5,394,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,782,000
    Housing & Community Development: $5,256,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,761,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $657,000
    Interest Earnings: $508,000
    Rents: $104,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,449,000
    Public Welfare: $22,008,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,016,000
    Highways: $824,000
  • Tax - Property: $41,290,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,272,000
    NEC: $14,000

Lackawanna County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $108,452,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $106,903,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,549,000

Lackawanna County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,975,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Lackawanna County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lackawanna County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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