Scranton, PA

77,112 Population
25.3 square miles 2,974.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in PA
Population Density
2,974.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.9%
was 52.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.5%
was 8.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in PA
Percent Under 18
19.9%
was 22.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Percent 65 and Over
17.5%
was 16.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.7
was 6.1
Ranked 8th Lowest in PA
Percent Living in Poverty
24.5%
was 21.2%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in PA
Median Household Income
$36,630
was $38,810
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.8
43.9
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
35,417
was 31,539
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Median Rent
$735
was $695
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Total Building Permits
20
was 21
 
Occupied Housing Units
29,947
was 26,682
 
Homeownership Rate
51.9%
was 52.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in PA
Single Family Building Permits
20
was 21
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,399.4
was 1,246.1
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.5%
was 27.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.6
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
98.6%
was 93.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
95.9%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
81.6%
was 84.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.1%
was 23.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA

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