Scranton is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 543 people and just one neighborhood, Scranton is the 353rd largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Scranton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Scranton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 47.46% of Scranton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Scranton is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scranton who work in sales jobs (17.39%), office and administrative support (8.70%) and management occupations (8.33%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Scranton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Scranton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Scranton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Scranton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.