Lackawanna County PA Information


Lackawanna County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 215,921
Daytime Population: Workers 101,769
Daytime Population: Residents 116,945
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 218,714
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 207,841
Population in Familes 162,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,080
Population Density2 470
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $67,610
Per Capita Income $27,998


Total Housing Units 98,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55,873 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,371 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,184 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $158,701
Average Home Value $194,903


Total Households 87,244
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 54,219
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 0.1% 0.13%
Households 0.0% 0.07%
Families -0.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.7%


Lackawanna County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lackawanna County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 17 76th
Population Density # 13 82nd
Diversity Index # 19 73rd
Median Household Income # 33 52nd
Per Capita Income # 23 67th

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