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Total population: 71,944 (Urban population: 71,074, Rural population: 870 (all nonfarm))

Scranton,PA index of house prices


Houses: 35,336 (31,303 occupied: 17,065 owner occupied, 14,238 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

45%

Housing density: 1401 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $171,540.


Median contract rent in 2009: $455 (lower quartile is $354, upper quartile is $547)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $478


Median gross rent in Scranton, PA in 2009: $589


Housing units in Scranton with a mortgage: 7,547 (751 second mortgage, 1,147 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,031


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $59,423


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $35,033


Median monthly housing costs: $670





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $110,700 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Scranton:

$110,700
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,000 - $170,800

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $145,698
Here:

$145,698
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $95,975
Here:

$95,975
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $169,725
Here:

$169,725
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $228,007
Here:

$228,007
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,447
Here:

$118,447
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $47,310
Here:

$47,310
State:

$35,442

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $201,164
Here:

$201,164
State:

$97,532

Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1943

Household type by relationship:

Households: 71,523
  • In family households: 56,257 (12,923 male householders, 5,342 female householders)
    12,840 spouses, 20,813 children (19,754 natural, 351 adopted, 708 stepchildren), 894 grandchildren, 815 brothers or sisters, 833 parents, 792 other relatives, 1,005 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,266 (5,130 male householders (4,321 living alone)), 7,912 female householders (7,177 living alone)), 2,224 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,892 (1,471 institutionalized population)

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

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 179
  • 4 rooms: 891
  • 5 rooms: 2,313
  • 6 rooms: 5,635
  • 7 rooms: 2,849
  • 8 rooms: 2,620
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,573
  • 1 room: 223
  • 2 rooms: 693
  • 3 rooms: 2,699
  • 4 rooms: 3,601
  • 5 rooms: 3,094
  • 6 rooms: 2,597
  • 7 rooms: 632
  • 8 rooms: 382
  • 9 or more rooms: 317
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 487
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,002
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,260
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,053
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,263
  • no bedroom: 290
  • 1 bedroom: 4,547
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,099
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,420
  • 4 bedrooms: 662
  • 5+ bedrooms: 220
Cars and other vehicles available in Scranton, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,798
  • 1 vehicle: 6,075
  • 2 vehicles: 6,592
  • 3 vehicles: 1,920
  • 4 vehicles: 553
  • 5+ vehicles: 127
  • no vehicle: 4,642
  • 1 vehicle: 6,708
  • 2 vehicles: 2,341
  • 3 vehicles: 429
  • 4 vehicles: 78
  • 5+ vehicles: 40

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 107
  • 2000 to 2004: 332
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,071
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,324
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,234
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,201
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,943
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,011
  • 1939 or earlier: 20,598

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Scranton, PA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Scranton, PA:

  • Less than $10,000: 26
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 16
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 28
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 41
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 68
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 111
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 124
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 317
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 686
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 769
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 1262
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 1484
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 1670
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 4375
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 2468
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 1340
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 723
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 928
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 273
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 180
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 58
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 45
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 17
  • $1,000,000 or more: 19
 


Scranton rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Scranton:

  • Less than $100: 124 people
  • $100 to $149: 125
  • $150 to $199: 517
  • $200 to $249: 321
  • $250 to $299: 389
  • $300 to $349: 390
  • $350 to $399: 449
  • $400 to $449: 660
  • $450 to $499: 1,266
  • $500 to $549: 1,328
  • $550 to $599: 901
  • $600 to $649: 1,370
  • $650 to $699: 951
  • $700 to $749: 847
  • $750 to $799: 649
  • $800 to $899: 672
  • $900 to $999: 787
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 393
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 226
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 73
  • $2,000 or more: 108
  • No cash rent: 824
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 700
  • 1990 to 1994: 459
  • 1985 to 1989: 181
  • 1980 to 1984: 234
  • 1975 to 1979: 132
  • 1970 to 1974: 80
  • 1970 to 1974: 78
  • 1965 to 1969: 511


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 commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1396
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5476
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8711
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 6829
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3801
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1120
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1658
  • 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 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%)
 


Scranton, PA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 4592
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 3514
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 3118
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 2492
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 2425
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 2146
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1932
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 1730
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 1342
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 2356
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 2393
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 1971
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 618
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 277
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 194
  • $200,000 or more: 207
 

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 18052
 Italian: 12012
 Polish: 8059
 German: 6937
 Other groups: 4473
 Welsh: 2546
 English: 2470
 United States or American: 2114
 Russian: 1412
 Lithuanian: 1276
 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 (%):



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


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

  • This state: 63386
  • Northeast: 7140
  • Midwest: 777
  • South: 1604
  • West: 472

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 rate for White non-Hispanic males: 8.0%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 5.6%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 25.6%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 9.6%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 3.1%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 5.6%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 10.3%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 7.2%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 32.0%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 7.6%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 16.9%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 9.7%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $39,818
  • Black householders: $16,377
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $22,834
  • Asian householders: $47,083
  • Some other race householders: $33,667
  • Two or more races householders: $25,543
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $34,804
Scranton household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Scranton household income for Black householders
Scranton household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Scranton household income for Asian householders
Scranton household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Scranton household income for Some other race householders
Scranton household income for Two or more races householders
Scranton household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Scranton marital status for males
Scranton marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $110,417
  • Black or African American householders: $101,945
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $34,028
  • Asian householders: $97,568
  • Some other race householders: $105,899
  • Two or more races householders: $120,866
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $111,264

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,623
  • One, attached: 2,200
  • Two: 7,497
  • 3 or 4: 4,888
  • 5 to 9: 2,225
  • 10 to 19: 734
  • 20 to 49: 509
  • 50 or more: 1,606
  • Mobile homes: 45
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $88,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 21 years ago


Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Scranton:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Scranton
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (83.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.8%)
  • Electricity (4.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (73.3%)
  • Electricity (15.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)



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 (Noninst.)


 

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