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Duryea, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Duryea had a population of 4,962 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Duryea is located at latitude 41.3563 and longitude -75.7732 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Duryea (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The Borough of Duryea (GNIS ID: 1215386) 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 Duryea 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 Duryea: Babylon.

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


Total Population 4,962
Daytime Population: Workers 1,116
Daytime Population: Residents 2,538
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,654
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 4,962
Population in Familes 3,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 894
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $51,358
Average Household Income $67,177
Per Capita Income $28,796


Total Housing Units 2,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,510 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 617 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $130,504
Average Home Value $163,311


Total Households 2,127
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,340
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 0.13% -0.06%
Households 0.05% -0.08%
Families -0.07% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Duryea, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Duryea 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 # 262 85th
Population Density # 1127 36th
Diversity Index # 800 55th
Median Household Income # 896 49th
Per Capita Income # 613 65th

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