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Scranton, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $108,900 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Scranton:

$108,900
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,600 - $165,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $136,028
Here:

$136,028
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $119,945
Here:

$119,945
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $79,405
Here:

$79,405
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $105,225
Here:

$105,225
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $81,587
Here:

$81,587
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $143,489
Here:

$143,489
State:

$45,445
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1940

Household type by relationship:

Households: 71,523

Size of family households: 7,973 2-persons, 4,488 3-persons, 3,343 4-persons, 1,548 5-persons, 675 6-persons, 238 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,498 1-person, 1,249 2-persons, 117 3-persons, 84 4-persons, 49 5-persons, 32 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

9,660 married couples with children.
4,793 single-parent households (867 men, 3,926 women).

93.0% of residents of Scranton speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 34% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 2,375 (3.1%)
(50.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Scranton, Pennsylvania:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 4871 bedroom
  • 3,0022 bedrooms
  • 9,2603 bedrooms
  • 3,0534 bedrooms
  • 1,2635+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Scranton, Pennsylvania:

  • 290no bedroom
  • 4,5471 bedroom
  • 5,0992 bedrooms
  • 3,4203 bedrooms
  • 6624 bedrooms
  • 2205+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Scranton in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,798no vehicle
  • 6,0751 vehicle
  • 6,5922 vehicles
  • 1,9203 vehicles
  • 5534 vehicles
  • 1275+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Scranton in renter-occupied apartments

  • 4,642no vehicle
  • 6,7081 vehicle
  • 2,3412 vehicles
  • 4293 vehicles
  • 784 vehicles
  • 405+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Scranton, Pennsylvania:

  • 01 room
  • 52 rooms
  • 1793 rooms
  • 8914 rooms
  • 2,3135 rooms
  • 5,6356 rooms
  • 2,8497 rooms
  • 2,6208 rooms
  • 2,5739+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Scranton, Pennsylvania:

  • 2231 room
  • 6932 rooms
  • 2,6993 rooms
  • 3,6014 rooms
  • 3,0945 rooms
  • 2,5976 rooms
  • 6327 rooms
  • 3828 rooms
  • 3179+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Scranton, PA household income distribution

  • Scranton, PA household income distribution
  • 4,592Less than $10,000
  • 3,514$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3,118$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,492$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,425$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,146$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,932$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,730$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,342$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,356$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,393$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,971$75,000 to $99,999
  • 618$100,000 to $124,999
  • 277$125,000 to $149,999
  • 194$150,000 to $199,999
  • 207$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Scranton, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Scranton, PA
  • 131Less than $10,000
  • 41$10,000 to $14,999
  • 144$15,000 to $19,999
  • 183$20,000 to $24,999
  • 68$25,000 to $29,999
  • 182$30,000 to $34,999
  • 36$35,000 to $39,999
  • 356$40,000 to $49,999
  • 489$50,000 to $59,999
  • 725$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,455$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,172$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,026$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,600$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,347$125,000 to $149,999
  • 702$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,149$175,000 to $199,999
  • 803$200,000 to $249,999
  • 501$250,000 to $299,999
  • 438$300,000 to $399,999
  • 215$400,000 to $499,999
  • 78$500,000 to $749,999
  • 27$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Scranton, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Scranton, PA
  • 72Less than $100
  • 202$150 to $199
  • 454$200 to $249
  • 390$250 to $299
  • 576$300 to $349
  • 318$350 to $399
  • 978$400 to $449
  • 876$450 to $499
  • 1,098$500 to $549
  • 986$550 to $599
  • 1,231$600 to $649
  • 1,519$650 to $699
  • 835$700 to $749
  • 1,065$750 to $799
  • 955$800 to $899
  • 92$900 to $999
  • 225$1,000 to $1,249
  • 59$1,250 to $1,499
  • 89$1,500 to $1,999
  • 24$2,000 or more
  • 770No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 7001995 to March 2000
  • 4591990 to 1994
  • 1811985 to 1989
  • 2341980 to 1984
  • 1321975 to 1979
  • 801970 to 1974
  • 781965 to 1969
  • 511Before 1965
Scranton commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,396
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,476
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,711
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 6,829
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,801
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,120
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,658
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 269
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 351
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 716
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 687
  • 90 or more minutes: 530
Scranton, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 88.4%
Number of people working at home: 484 (1.5% of all workers)

Scranton mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 23,773 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 4,752 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 460 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 114 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 36 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,217 (7%)
  • Other means: 176 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 484 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 18,052
 Italian: 12,012
 Polish: 8,059
 German: 6,937
 Other groups: 4,473
 Welsh: 2,546
 English: 2,470
 United States or American: 2,114
 Russian: 1,412
 Lithuanian: 1,276
 Slovak: 818
 Ukrainian: 809
 Arab:: 494
 Scotch-Irish: 477
 Lebanese: 413
 Scottish: 376
 French (except Basque): 339
 Hungarian: 287
 Dutch: 257
 Swedish: 211
 Subsaharan African:: 207
 African: 163
 Greek: 158
 Austrian: 152
 European: 148
 Norwegian: 105
 French Canadian: 93
 Czechoslovakian: 82
 Swiss: 80
 Pennsylvania German: 78
 Egyptian: 52
 Czech: 50
 British: 47
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 45
 Carpatho Rusyn: 36
 Slovene: 32
 Kenyan: 31
 Brazilian: 30
 Israeli: 26
 Slavic: 23
 Portuguese: 23
 Moroccan: 22
 Eastern European: 22
 Alsatian: 21
 Danish: 17
 Romanian: 15
 Jamaican: 13
 Bulgarian: 13
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 12
 Celtic: 9
 Australian: 9
 Yugoslavian: 8
 Canadian: 7
 Ugandan: 7
 Scandinavian: 7
 British West Indian: 7
 Haitian: 7
 Arab/Arabic: 7
 Nigerian: 6
 Armenian: 6
 West Indian: 6
 Croatian: 6

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

  • 11%Mexico
  • 10%Italy
  • 9%India
  • 5%Russia
  • 5%Vietnam
  • 5%Laos
  • 4%United Kingdom

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

65% of Scranton residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Pennsylvania.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 381
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 59
  • 5th and 6th grade: 216
  • 7th and 8th grade: 688
  • 9th grade: 620
  • 10th grade: 1,068
  • 11th grade: 854
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 841
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,159
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,384
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,542
  • Associate degree: 1,499
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,536
  • Master's degree: 772
  • Professional school degree: 422
  • Doctorate degree: 117

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 313
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 95
  • 5th and 6th grade: 282
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,056
  • 9th grade: 937
  • 10th grade: 1,550
  • 11th grade: 1,051
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,178
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 12,206
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,482
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,478
  • Associate degree: 1,320
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,453
  • Master's degree: 1,324
  • Professional school degree: 294
  • Doctorate degree: 91

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 25.6%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 10.3%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 32.0%Males
  • 7.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 16.9%Males
  • 9.7%Females
Scranton marital status for males
Scranton marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $95,000

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 19 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Scranton:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 83.5%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Coal or coke

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 73.3%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Electricity
  • 6.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,708
Here:

22.5%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 954
Here:

24.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,991
Here:

69.9%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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)