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Scranton, PA (Pennsylvania) Houses and Residents

Scranton,PA index of house prices

Total population: 75,281 (All urban)

Houses: 35,725 (30,631 occupied: 14,699 owner occupied, 15,932 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

52%
State:

31%

Housing density: 1,416 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $72,944.

Median contract rent in 2016: $356 (lower quartile is $267, upper quartile is $436)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $908


Median gross rent in Scranton, PA in 2016: $425

Housing units in Scranton with a mortgage: 8,279 (277 second mortgage, 1,217 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,420

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $72,311

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $41,306

Median monthly housing costs: $743


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Scranton, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $109,500 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Scranton:

$109,500
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,000 - $163,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $134,631
Here:

$134,631
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $108,817
Here:

$108,817
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $112,838
Here:

$112,838
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,680
Here:

$127,680
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,358
Here:

$105,358
State:

$261,606
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1954

Household type by relationship:

Households: 77,294
  • In family households: 53,832 (9,207 male householders, 7,662 female householders)
    10,885 spouses, 20,165 children (18,877 natural, 251 adopted, 1,037 stepchildren), 876 grandchildren, 724 brothers or sisters, 1,658 parents, 1,000 other relatives, 1,655 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,100 (7,204 male householders (6,022 living alone)), 6,558 female householders (5,422 living alone)), 4,338 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,362

Size of family households: 7,633 2-persons, 3,748 3-persons, 2,863 4-persons, 1,027 5-persons, 939 6-persons, 659 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,444 1-person, 1,361 2-persons, 590 3-persons, 201 4-persons, 100 5-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons.

8,802 married couples with children.
5,891 single-parent households (1,394 men, 4,497 women).

83.4% of residents of Scranton speak English at home.
8.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
6.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (41% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 33% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 6,554 (8.5%)
(57.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 5001 bedroom
  • 2,8742 bedrooms
  • 6,8273 bedrooms
  • 3,1704 bedrooms
  • 1,3285+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Scranton population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Scranton, Pennsylvania:

  • 982no bedroom
  • 4,2341 bedroom
  • 4,9482 bedrooms
  • 4,7163 bedrooms
  • 8454 bedrooms
  • 2075+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Scranton population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 694no vehicle
  • 5,7881 vehicle
  • 6,1532 vehicles
  • 1,4603 vehicles
  • 3844 vehicles
  • 2205+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Scranton population

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

  • 4,179no vehicle
  • 8,0781 vehicle
  • 2,5392 vehicles
  • 1,0403 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 965+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Scranton population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Scranton, Pennsylvania:

  • 01 room
  • 662 rooms
  • 1113 rooms
  • 8844 rooms
  • 2,3615 rooms
  • 3,4156 rooms
  • 2,3047 rooms
  • 2,3898 rooms
  • 3,1699+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Scranton population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Scranton, Pennsylvania:

  • 9421 room
  • 1472 rooms
  • 2,5893 rooms
  • 4,6124 rooms
  • 3,1035 rooms
  • 2,4066 rooms
  • 1,4667 rooms
  • 4598 rooms
  • 2089+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Scranton population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 3,709Less than $10,000
  • 2,638$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,286$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,503$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,586$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,484$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,382$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,031$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,548$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,444$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,305$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,198$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,433$100,000 to $124,999
  • 588$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,068$150,000 to $199,999
  • 428$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Scranton, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Scranton, PA
  • 103Less than $10,000
  • 41$10,000 to $14,999
  • 66$15,000 to $19,999
  • 62$20,000 to $24,999
  • 180$30,000 to $34,999
  • 102$35,000 to $39,999
  • 532$40,000 to $49,999
  • 776$50,000 to $59,999
  • 960$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,214$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,504$80,000 to $89,999
  • 906$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,383$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,462$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,316$150,000 to $174,999
  • 571$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,246$200,000 to $249,999
  • 646$250,000 to $299,999
  • 391$300,000 to $399,999
  • 73$400,000 to $499,999
  • 50$500,000 to $749,999
  • 86$750,000 to $999,999
  • 29$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Scranton, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Scranton, PA
  • 145Less than $100
  • 81$100 to $149
  • 229$150 to $199
  • 1,136$200 to $249
  • 248$250 to $299
  • 510$300 to $349
  • 208$350 to $399
  • 718$400 to $449
  • 619$450 to $499
  • 1,393$500 to $549
  • 1,734$550 to $599
  • 1,499$600 to $649
  • 1,696$650 to $699
  • 881$700 to $749
  • 1,342$750 to $799
  • 1,118$800 to $899
  • 672$900 to $999
  • 430$1,000 to $1,249
  • 41$1,250 to $1,499
  • 292$1,500 to $1,999
  • 207$2,000 to $2,499
  • 733No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,2722010 or later
  • 3,0082000 to 2009
  • 1,0191990 to 1999
  • 4151980 to 1989
  • 2121970 to 1979
  • 589Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Scranton population
Scranton commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,371
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,310
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,962
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,999
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,102
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,050
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,534
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 881
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 716
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 342
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,540
  • 90 or more minutes: 782
Scranton, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 80.6%
Number of people working at home: 1,175 (3.6% of all workers)

Scranton mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 33,001 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 3,155 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 325 (1%)
  • Taxi: 249 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 62 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,716 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 1,019 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 6,465
 Italian: 4,676
 Polish: 2,809
 German: 1,926
 American: 1,774
 English: 656
 Welsh: 407
 Lithuanian: 390
 Russian: 334
 Ukrainian: 314
 Afghan: 197
 Albanian: 144
 Bulgarian: 144
 Slovak: 140
 European: 114
 Turkish: 107
 Portuguese: 105
 Arab: 96
 Pennsylvania German: 95
 African: 89
 Israeli: 88
 Lebanese: 83
 Iranian: 79
 Egyptian: 72
 Hungarian: 71
 Scotch-Irish: 70
 West Indian: 70
 Haitian: 70
 Scottish: 69
 Eastern European: 65
 Brazilian: 63
 Ethiopian: 60
 Barbadian: 54
 French Canadian: 53
 Danish: 53
 Greek: 51
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 49
 Austrian: 44
 Dutch: 35
 Swiss: 35
 Jamaican: 29
 British: 28
 Moroccan: 25
 Czech: 23
 French (except Basque): 19
 Czechoslovakian: 18
 Macedonian: 17
 Slavic: 16
 Croatian: 15
 Canadian: 13
 Norwegian: 12
 Carpatho Rusyn: 10
 Romanian: 9
 British West Indian: 8
 Jordanian: 8
 Swedish: 6
 Scandinavian: 6
 Slovene: 5
 Basque: 4
 Ghanaian: 4
 Kenyan: 3
 Nigerian: 2

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

  • 17%India
  • 13%Other South Central Asia
  • 11%Dominican Republic
  • 10%Mexico
  • 8%Nepal
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Brazil

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

  • This state: 53,505
  • Other state: 14,450
  • Northeast: 10,025
  • Midwest: 1,232
  • South: 2,168
  • West: 1,025

85% of Scranton residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Pennsylvania.

Scranton:

85.3%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 490
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 212
  • 5th and 6th grade: 108
  • 7th and 8th grade: 449
  • 9th grade: 486
  • 10th grade: 226
  • 11th grade: 1,148
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 476
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,302
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,257
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,256
  • Associate degree: 1,879
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,935
  • Master's degree: 1,043
  • Professional school degree: 401
  • Doctorate degree: 275

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,086
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 240
  • 5th and 6th grade: 280
  • 7th and 8th grade: 494
  • 9th grade: 145
  • 10th grade: 576
  • 11th grade: 534
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 703
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 10,827
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,321
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,538
  • Associate degree: 1,586
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,735
  • Master's degree: 1,604
  • Professional school degree: 122
  • Doctorate degree: 265

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 16.5%Males
  • 18.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.3%Males
  • 0.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 16.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 9.9%Females
Scranton marital status for males
Scranton marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,090
  • One, attached: 4,211
  • Two: 5,638
  • 3 or 4: 4,070
  • 5 to 9: 2,194
  • 10 to 19: 645
  • 20 to 49: 685
  • 50 or more: 2,058
  • Mobile homes: 134

Median worth of mobile homes: $101,812

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 3.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 5.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 20 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Scranton:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Scranton
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (91.5%)
  • Electricity (7.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.1%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Wood (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (65.4%)
  • Electricity (26.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,406
Here:

17.6%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,175
Here:

35.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,005
Here:

79.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

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)