Luzerne County PA Information


Luzerne County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 320,999
Daytime Population: Workers 148,366
Daytime Population: Residents 169,704
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 318,070
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 309,008
Population in Familes 241,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,991
Population Density2 361
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $47,843
Average Household Income $64,057
Per Capita Income $26,843


Total Housing Units 149,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86,760 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 44,637 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,044 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $135,423
Average Home Value $171,022


Total Households 131,397
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 82,043
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 0.0% -0.1%
Households -0.06% -0.14%
Families -0.17% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.8%


Luzerne County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luzerne 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 # 12 84th
Population Density # 17 76th
Diversity Index # 11 85th
Median Household Income # 41 40th
Per Capita Income # 29 58th

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