Scranton, PA

77,294 Population
25.3 square miles 3,054 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in PA
Population Density
3,054
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.4%
was 50.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.5%
was 10.5%
Ranked 6th Highest in PA
Percent Under 18
20.9%
was 19.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Percent 65 and Over
17.6%
was 17.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5
was 6.1
Ranked 6th Lowest in PA
Percent Living in Poverty
24.5%
was 24.5%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in PA
Median Household Income
$38,232
was $36,630
Ranked 4th Highest in PA
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.7
45.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 2.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
274.3
was 219.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,779.4
was 3,006.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
35,725
was 35,417
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Median Rent
$729
was $735
Ranked 6th Highest in PA
Total Building Permits
20
was 21
 
Occupied Housing Units
30,631
was 29,947
 
Homeownership Rate
48.0%
was 51.9%
Ranked 4th Highest in PA
Single Family Building Permits
20
was 21
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,411.5
was 1,399.4
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.2%
was 27.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in PA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.4
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.6
was 0.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.3
was 0.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.5%
was 98.6%
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in PA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 95.9%
Ranked 4th Highest in PA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.0%
was 81.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in PA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.3%
was 20.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in PA

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