Carbondale, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2019: 8,383 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.5%
 
Males: 3,755  (44.8%)
Females: 4,628  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18407.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,866 (it was $27,574 in 2000)
Carbondale:

$40,866
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,116 (it was $14,914 in 2000)

Carbondale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $94,033 (it was $67,000 in 2000)
Carbondale:

$94,033
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $180,577; detached houses: $187,764; townhouses or other attached units: $177,253; in 2-unit structures: $92,677; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $170,783; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $77,438; mobile homes: $62,395; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $56,859

Median gross rent in 2019: $711.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carbondale: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.2%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.8% for Black residents, 54.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Carbondale, PA (2019)
    • 7,23985.9%White alone
    • 5686.7%Hispanic
    • 2192.6%Asian alone
    • 1842.2%Two or more races
    • 420.5%Black alone
    • 420.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.09%Other race alone

Races in Carbondale detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Carbondale, Pennsylvania as of May 06, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carbondale is 300 to 1.


Crime rates in Carbondale by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(53.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
1
(11.8)
1
(11.9)
6
(71.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(10.7)
3
(32.4)
4
(43.3)
2
(21.9)
2
(21.8)
1
(11.2)
3
(33.7)
4
(45.1)
1
(11.8)
3
(35.6)
4
(47.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(64.1)
28
(302.5)
19
(205.9)
15
(164.0)
12
(131.1)
12
(134.5)
13
(146.2)
6
(67.7)
2
(23.5)
2
(23.7)
4
(47.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
31
(331.3)
31
(334.9)
28
(303.4)
36
(393.6)
39
(426.0)
31
(347.6)
24
(269.9)
42
(473.6)
12
(141.1)
20
(237.1)
8
(95.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
138
(1,475)
119
(1,286)
116
(1,257)
98
(1,071)
87
(950.3)
114
(1,278)
84
(944.7)
77
(868.2)
73
(858.5)
85
(1,008)
55
(655.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(96.2)
13
(140.4)
7
(75.9)
14
(153.1)
9
(98.3)
10
(112.1)
11
(123.7)
12
(135.3)
5
(58.8)
2
(23.7)
2
(23.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
8
(86.4)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
City-Data.com crime index148.7156.3140.4122.0108.5132.6105.9114.866.6107.4115.9

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Crime rate in Carbondale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 10 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Pennsylvania average:

1.89
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Ancestries: Italian (18.8%), American (18.8%), Irish (17.8%), Polish (9.4%), German (6.5%), Slovak (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/15/1851

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 3.24 square miles.

Population density: 2,589 people per square mile   (average).

Carbondale, Pennsylvania map

269 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.3% Europe).

This city:

3.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,923 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,793 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (14.1 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (89.7 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (97.0 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities:

Simpson, PA (1.3 miles ),
Mayfield borough, PA (1.7 miles ),
Jermyn borough, PA (2.0 miles ),
Vandling borough, PA (2.1 miles ),
Waymart borough, PA (2.2 miles ),
Forest City borough, PA (2.4 miles ),
Archbald borough, PA (2.5 miles ),
Jessup borough, PA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.57 N, Longitude: 75.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -816 (-9.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 972 (28.6%)

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Carbondale, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Carbondale, PA in 2019

Property values in Carbondale, PA

Carbondale satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $89,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2019: 27 buildings, average cost: $282,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Carbondale, PA residents
Average permit cost in Carbondale, PA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Historical population in Carbondale, PA
Historical housing units in Carbondale, PA
Most common industries in Carbondale, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.4%)
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Carbondale, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)

Average climate in Carbondale, Pennsylvania

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Carbondale, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.3. This is about average.

City:

69.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.71. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.71
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Carbondale-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Carbondale city center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 28.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carbondale-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 66% 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 174.9 miles away from Carbondale center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 284.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 222.9 miles away from Carbondale 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 90.4 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 220.8 miles away from Carbondale 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 253.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lackawanna County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carbondale topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Carbondale:

  • ALLIED HEALTH CARE SERVS/PEAR (41 1/2 PEAR STREET)
  • ALLIED HEALTH CARE SVS-COMM IC (227 CAANAN ST)
  • CARBONDALE GENERAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 185 FALLBROOK ST)
  • HOME HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND HOSPICE (299 CANAAN STREET)
  • MARIAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 100 LINCOLN AVENUE)
  • PARAGON HOME HEALTH CARE CORP (163 FALLBROOK ST)
  • CARBONDALE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (10 HART PLACE)
  • OSPREY RIDGE HEALTHCARE AND RE (45 NORTH SCOTT STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Carbondale:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carbondale:

  • Marywood University (about 12 miles; Scranton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Scranton (about 15 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Misericordia University (about 30 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • King's College (about 30 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 31 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 37 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 44 miles; Vestal, NY; FT enrollment: 15,096)

Public high school in Carbondale:

Public elementary/middle school in Carbondale:

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Library in Carbondale:

  • CARBONDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $370,374; Location: 5 NORTH MAIN ST; 31,977 books; 2,742 audio materials; 3,071 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 105 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Carbondale: Andrew Mitchell Hose Company 1 (A), Cottage Hose Company 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fall Brook (A), Racket Brook (B), Coal Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Anthracite Historical Discovery Center (Museums; 7 7th Avenue), Carbondale Historical Society & Museum (1 North Main Street Suite 3).

Birthplace of: William Goebel - Governor of Kentucky, Joseph Bambera - Catholic bishop, Joseph Sarnoski - Army Air aviator who received the Medal of Honor posthumously., Robert Wood Johnson I - Businessman, Terrence Pegula - Philanthropist, Ed Kennedy (outfielder) - Baseball player, Logan Gabriel - College basketball player (Syracuse Orange), Pat Kilhullen - Major League Baseball player, Patrick Gillespie (baseball) - Baseball player, Paul Ruane - Politician.

Lackawanna County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carbondale that have no violations reported:

  • OLIVERIS CRYSTAL LAKE HOTEL (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE STONE HOUSE (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.8%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Carbondale in 2010:

  • 184 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Carbondale in 2000:

  • 209 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Carbondale (2011 data):

  • NBT Bank, National Association: Schoolside Branch at 140 Brooklyn Street, branch established on 1973/02/22; Carbondale Main Branch at 41 North Main Street, branch established on 1864/05/01. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Carbondale Dundaff St Branch at 37 Dundaff Street, branch established on 1988/10/17; Carbondale Brooklyn St Branch at 92 Brooklyn Street, branch established on 2002/06/05. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Carbondale Branch at 47 South Main Street, branch established on 1959/05/25. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Community Bank, National Association: Carbondale Branch at 67 Salem Avenue, branch established on 1995/12/11. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Carbondale:

Marital status in Carbondale, PA
  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Carbondale:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Carbondale
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carbondale, PA (based on Lackawanna County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic96,14058
Mainline Protestant18,72872
Evangelical Protestant11,04758
Other4,71013
Orthodox2,52615
Black Protestant5692
None80,717-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
Lackawanna County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Lackawanna County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
Lackawanna 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
Lackawanna County:

9.32 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lackawanna County:

25.3%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lackawanna County:

9.7%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.7%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Carbondale:

48.9%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Carbondale:

28.9
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Carbondale:

11.2%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Carbondale:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.0%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

56.9%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Carbondale:

76.8%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carbondale, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 8$38,666$57,9991$829
Police Protection - Officers 8$51,701$77,55214$11,186
Firefighters 6$26,431$52,8623$3,618
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$4,301$25,8060$0
Financial Administration 2$7,722$46,3320$0
Police - Other 2$10,834$65,0040$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,712$58,2727$3,376
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$457
Totals for Government 30$149,368$59,74726$19,467

Carbondale government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($2.03)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,152,000 ($137.42)
    Police Protection: $998,000 ($119.05)
    General - Other: $900,000 ($107.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $602,000 ($71.81)
    Regular Highways: $456,000 ($54.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $397,000 ($47.36)
    Financial Administration: $241,000 ($28.75)
    Central Staff Services: $75,000 ($8.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $45,000 ($5.37)
    General Public Buildings: $42,000 ($5.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($4.89)
    Parking Facilities: $29,000 ($3.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($2.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $511,000 ($60.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $76,000 ($9.07)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($1.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($0.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,165,000 ($258.26)

Carbondale government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,039,000 ($123.94)
    Other: $796,000 ($94.95)
    Sewerage: $273,000 ($32.57)
    Parking Facilities: $54,000 ($6.44)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($2.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($1.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $74,000 ($8.83)
    Sale of Property: $35,000 ($4.18)
    General Revenue - Other: $28,000 ($3.34)
    Rents: $11,000 ($1.31)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $455,000 ($54.28)
    Highways: $255,000 ($30.42)
    Other: $213,000 ($25.41)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.48)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $2,124,000 ($253.37)
    Property: $1,161,000 ($138.49)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $167,000 ($19.92)
    Public Utility License: $102,000 ($12.17)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $40,000 ($4.77)

Carbondale government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,883,000 ($1298.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,795,000 ($1168.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,135,000 ($254.68)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,047,000 ($124.90)

Carbondale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000 ($0.72)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000 ($0.60)

3.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.53%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.60% ($42,725 average AGI)
from Wayne County, PA  0.35% ($40,097)
from Susquehanna County, PA  0.18% ($35,608)


4.20% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($283 average AGI)
Lackawanna County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.64% ($34,949 average AGI)
to Wayne County, PA  0.26% ($41,179)
to Wyoming County, PA  0.17% ($35,993)
Businesses in Carbondale, PA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Kroger2
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1True Value1
FedEx2UPS2
H&R Block1YMCA1
Jones New York1

Strongest AM radio stations in Carbondale:

  • WKJN (1440 AM; 5 kW; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQOR (750 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carbondale:

  • WCWI (94.3 FM; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WYCY (105.3 FM; HAWLEY, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDNH-FM (95.3 FM; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Carbondale:

  • W18BN (Channel 18; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH TELECASTERS)
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WICZ-TV (Channel 40; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • W26CD (Channel 26; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Carbondale: Patrick De Lacey.

Carbondale fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Carbondale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 43.8mTotal length
  • $3,177,000Total costs
  • 97,006Total average daily traffic
  • 4,728Total average daily truck traffic
  • 104,356Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Carbondale, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Carbondale, PA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 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 ORIGINATED26$85,88532$70,375104$94,48144$47,9771$87,00014$56,0711$26,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$68,0000$07$116,4295$30,8000$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$78,8008$59,00064$99,78115$59,5330$05$130,8001$31,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$108,0002$63,50031$88,7743$96,0001$413,0004$70,2500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$93,6671$103,0004$86,2500$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1107.00 , 1108.00, 1109.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$76,2501$58,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$55,0000$01$67,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$108,0003$187,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1107.00 , 1108.00, 1109.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carbondale, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carbondale, PA - Value
Most common first names in Carbondale, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary45980.0 years
John34872.9 years
Joseph31272.8 years
Anna17382.0 years
William15973.3 years
Helen13880.6 years
Frank13674.9 years
Margaret13477.8 years
James12969.4 years
Michael11471.2 years
Most common last names in Carbondale, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cerra5177.7 years
Tolerico3474.5 years
Jones3275.0 years
Smith3171.2 years
Thomas3178.2 years
Molinaro3076.0 years
Mancuso2974.5 years
Walsh2979.5 years
Miller2877.4 years
Moran2674.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carbondale, PA
  • 77.3%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.9%Coal or coke
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carbondale, PA
  • 70.6%Utility gas
  • 19.5%Electricity
  • 7.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood


Carbondale compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Carbondale on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
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