Scranton, PA

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Living in Scranton

Scranton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 76,653 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Scranton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Scranton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Scranton who work in office and administrative support (11.83%), sales jobs (9.86%), and food service (6.99%).

The education level of Scranton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.18% of adults in Scranton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Scranton in 2018 was $23,045, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,180 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 14.85% 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.