Luzerne, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Luzerne, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Luzerne had a population of 2,860 as of July 1, 2018. Luzerne 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 Luzerne is located at latitude 41.2856 and longitude -75.901 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Luzerne encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Borough of Luzerne (GNIS ID: 1215399) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Luzerne: Hartseph.

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


Total Population 2,860
Population in Households 2,859
Population in Familes 1,993
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 4,148
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $37,762
Average Household Income $47,948
Per Capita Income $23,127


Total Housing Units 1,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 783 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 596 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $91,729
Average Home Value $108,653


Total Households 1,379
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 708
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.06% -0.13%
Households 0.02% -0.19%
Families -0.19% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Luzerne, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luzerne to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 474 73rd
Population Density # 236 87th
Diversity Index # 681 62nd
Median Household Income # 1574 11th
Per Capita Income # 1351 23rd

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