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Pittston, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Pittston had a population of 7,539 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pittston: Fort Pittston.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 7,539
Daytime Population: Workers 2,587
Daytime Population: Residents 4,360
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,947
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 7,496
Population in Familes 5,539
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 4,861
Diversity Index3 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,200
Average Household Income $46,527
Per Capita Income $21,127

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,757 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,646 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 521 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $94,191
Average Home Value $130,478
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,403
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,919
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.36% -0.25%
Households -0.36% -0.27%
Families -0.51% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 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 # 150 92nd
Population Density # 156 91st
Diversity Index # 467 74th
Median Household Income # 1598 9th
Per Capita Income # 1524 14th

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