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Scranton, PA
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Scranton profile

Living in Scranton

Scranton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 75,848 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Scranton is the sixth largest community in Pennsylvania. 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.

The citizens of Scranton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.09% of adults in Scranton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Scranton in 2018 was $25,132, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,528 for a family of four. However, Scranton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Scranton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Scranton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scranton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Scranton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Scranton include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Scranton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.