Scranton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Scranton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Scranton is the 7th largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 76,616 as of July 1, 2016. Scranton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Scranton is located at latitude 41.4042 and longitude -75.6659 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scranton (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

The City of Scranton (GNIS ID: 1215328) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scranton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scranton: Capouse, Deep Hollow, Harrison, Slocum Hollow.


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Scranton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 76,616
Population in Households 71,029
Population in Familes 52,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,587
Population Density1 3,027
Diversity Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 29,958
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 16,950
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 34,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,750 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,208 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,389 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $117,682
Average Home Value $142,213
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,804
Average Household Income $51,079
Per Capita Income $21,167
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.07%
Households -0.06% -0.01%
Families -0.22% -0.11%
Median Household Income   -0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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.

Scranton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scranton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 7 100th
Population Density1 # 425 76th
Diversity Index2 # 105 94th
Median Household Income # 1481 16th
Per Capita Income # 1440 18th

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