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Scranton: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 728,796

1990: 638,524

2000: 624,776

Percent change, 1990–2000: -2.2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 49th

U.S. rank in 1990: 61st

U.S. rank in 2000: 67th

City Residents

1980: 88,117

1990: 81,805

2000: 76,415

2003 estimate: 74,320

Percent change, 1990–2000: -6.7%

U.S. rank in 1980: 199th

U.S. rank in 1990: 261st (State rank: 5th)

U.S. rank in 2000: 394th (State rank: 7th)

Density: 3,032.3 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 72,200

Black or African American: 2,744

American Indian and Alaska Native: 236

Asian: 961

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 34

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 1,999

Other: 1,125

Percent of residents born in state: 82.9% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 4,035

Population 5 to 9 years old: 4,422

Population 10 to 14 years old: 4,631

Population 15 to 19 years old: 6,007

Population 20 to 24 years old: 6,217

Population 25 to 34 years old: 9,011

Population 35 to 44 years old: 10,509

Population 45 to 54 years old: 9,574

Population 55 to 59 years old: 3,442

Population 60 to 64 years old: 3,204

Population 65 to 74 years old: 6,876

Population 75 to 84 years old: 6,231

Population 85 years and over: 2,256

Median age: 38.8 years

Births (2002, Lackawanna County)

Total number: 2,043

Deaths (2002, Lackawanna County)

Total number: 2,820 (of which, 13 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $16,174

Median household income: $28,805

Total households: 31,307

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 4,592

$10,000 to $14,999: 3,514

$15,000 to $24,999: 5,610

$25,000 to $34,999: 4,571

$35,000 to $49,999: 5,004

$50,000 to $74,999: 4,749

$75,000 to $99,999: 1,971

$100,000 to $149,999: 895

$150,000 to $199,999: 194

$200,000 or more: 207

Percent of families below poverty level: 10.7% (56.4% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 2,549


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