Lackawanna County PA Information


Lackawanna County Subdivisions

Lackawanna County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 213,895
Population in Households 205,554
Population in Familes 160,937
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,341
Population Density1 466
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 87,202
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 54,073
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 97,665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55,531 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,671 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,463 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $131,561
Average Home Value $156,230


Median Household Income $45,305
Average Household Income $60,909
Per Capita Income $25,049
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% 0.04%
Households -0.01% 0.06%
Families -0.21% -0.07%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lackawanna County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lackawanna County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 76th
Population Density1 # 13 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 20 72nd
Median Household Income # 42 39th
Per Capita Income # 28 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.