Luzerne, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Luzerne, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Luzerne had a population of 2,859 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Luzerne: Hartseph.

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


Total Population 2,859
Population in Households 2,858
Population in Familes 2,012
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 4,147
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,389
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 716
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 757 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 632 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $86,997
Average Home Value $103,468


Median Household Income $34,007
Average Household Income $43,843
Per Capita Income $21,308
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% -0.04%
Households 0.14% 0.01%
Families -0.07% -0.11%
Median Household Income   -1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

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, 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 # 473 73rd
Population Density1 # 232 87th
Diversity Index2 # 773 56th
Median Household Income # 1641 7th
Per Capita Income # 1422 19th

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