Luzerne, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Luzerne, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Luzerne had a population of 2,855 as of July 1, 2017. Luzerne ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Luzerne is located at latitude 41.2868 and longitude -75.8966 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Luzerne (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Borough of Luzerne (GNIS ID: 1215399) 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 Luzerne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Luzerne: Hartseph.

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Luzerne, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,855
Daytime Population: Workers 1,206
Daytime Population: Residents 1,521
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,727
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 2,854
Population in Familes 2,007
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 4,141
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $36,068
Average Household Income $46,757
Per Capita Income $22,592


Total Housing Units 1,517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 759 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 620 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $90,891
Average Home Value $107,806


Total Households 1,379
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 711
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% -0.08%
Households 0.02% -0.12%
Families -0.15% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Luzerne, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luzerne to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 475 73rd
Population Density # 236 87th
Diversity Index # 728 59th
Median Household Income # 1606 9th
Per Capita Income # 1374 22nd

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