Luzerne County PA Information


Luzerne County Subdivisions

Luzerne County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 320,238
Population in Households 308,406
Population in Familes 239,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,832
Population Density1 360
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $49,284
Average Household Income $65,796
Per Capita Income $27,505


Total Housing Units 149,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88,269 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,606 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,676 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $138,342
Average Home Value $174,595


Total Households 130,875
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 81,284
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.03% -0.16%
Households -0.1% -0.21%
Families -0.27% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.77%


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, 2018 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 # 10 87th
Median Household Income # 37 46th
Per Capita Income # 27 61st

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