|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Scranton is 75,874. Scranton, Pennsylvania is the 486th largest city in the US.
Scranton is located entirely in Lackawanna County.
The peak population of Scranton was in 1930, when its population was 143,433. In 1930, Scranton was the 55th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 486th largest city in the US. Scranton is currently 47.1% smaller than it was in 1930.
Scranton has shrunk 0.0% since the year 2000. Scranton, Pennsylvania's growth is extremely below average. 86% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Scranton has a population density of 3,006.4 people per square mile.
|480||Apple Valley, California||76,224||39.6%|
|481||Rapid City, South Dakota||76,184||26.8%|
|482||Rochester Hills, Michigan||76,028||10.2%|
|483||Arlington Heights, Illinois||76,000||-0.6%|
|489||Pawtucket, Rhode Island||75,387||3.2%|
|492||Missouri City, Texas||74,850||39.9%|
The total voting age population of Scranton, Pennsylvania, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 57,388. The voting age population is 48.6% male and 51.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.9% of the residents of Scranton are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Scranton are 83.1% White, 5.9% Black, 4.7% Asian, 4.4% Two or more races, 1.9% Other, 0.1% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 14.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Scranton, 23.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 33.0%. On a per-household basis, 18.4% of families are below the poverty line in Scranton.
Among those aged 16 and older, 56.8% of Scranton residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 85.9% of Scranton residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 22.2% have a bachelor's degree and 6.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Scranton residents aged 5 and older, 17.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 9.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 5.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Scranton is 5.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Scranton, 10.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Scranton is $40,608.
In Scranton, 48.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 51.5% of housing units in Scranton.
Of all the housing units in Scranton, 55.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Scranton, 3.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Scranton is $782.
In Scranton, 77.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.