Laflin, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laflin, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Laflin had a population of 1,470 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Laflin is located at latitude 41.2896 and longitude -75.7942 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Laflin (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 728 feet.

The Borough of Laflin (GNIS ID: 1215396) 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 Laflin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,470
Population in Households 1,461
Population in Familes 1,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,089
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 622
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 647 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 571 (88.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $196,361
Average Home Value $229,378


Median Household Income $75,000
Average Household Income $93,506
Per Capita Income $39,699
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.08%
Households -0.08% -0.06%
Families -0.22% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.

Laflin, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laflin 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 # 779 56th
Population Density1 # 1035 41st
Diversity Index2 # 738 58th
Median Household Income # 163 91st
Per Capita Income # 108 94th

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