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Pittston, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Pittston had a population of 7,463 as of July 1, 2016. Pittston 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 Pittston is located at latitude 41.3279 and longitude -75.7857 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pittston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The City of Pittston (GNIS ID: 1215405) 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 Pittston 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 Pittston: Fort Pittston.

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


Total Population 7,463
Population in Households 7,421
Population in Familes 5,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 4,812
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 3,388
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,912
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,727 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,661 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 533 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $91,503
Average Home Value $125,594


Median Household Income $33,863
Average Household Income $43,996
Per Capita Income $20,097
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.4%
Households -0.49% -0.33%
Families -0.65% -0.43%
Median Household Income   -1.78%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
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.

Pittston, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pittston 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 # 150 92nd
Population Density1 # 156 91st
Diversity Index2 # 476 73rd
Median Household Income # 1645 7th
Per Capita Income # 1539 13th

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