Statewide Claims to Fame

Scranton is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 180 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Scranton is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 191 other cities in Retail sales

Scranton is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Scranton is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Scranton is 6th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Scranton is 7th in Pennsylvania out of 187 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Scranton is 8th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Size in square miles

Scranton, Pennsylvania Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Scranton Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 75,809 6th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 25.3 8th 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,006.4 162nd 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Scranton Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 6.1% 101st 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 20.4% 163rd 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 16.4% 115th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Scranton Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 83.7% 218th 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 19.2% 160th 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Scranton Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 84.1% 178th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 5.5% 95th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 121st 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.0% 60th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 169th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.5% 77th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 9.9% 29th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 80.1% 185th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Scranton Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 51.8% 163rd 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.6% 75th 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Scranton Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 33,853 6th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 42.2% 21st 20.5% 25.9%
Households 29,898 6th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 54.2% 185th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $108,200 176th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.4 116th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Scranton Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $19,681 199th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $36,968 183rd $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 20.4% 65th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Scranton Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 4,631 6th 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $957,565 6th $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $13,210 85th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $128,169 7th $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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