Scranton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 77,291 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Scranton is the sixth largest community in Pennsylvania. Scranton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Scranton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.26%), sales jobs (10.04%), and food service (6.64%).
A lot of people in Scranton take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Scranton, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The citizens of Scranton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.57% of adults in Scranton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Scranton in 2010 was $20,447, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,788 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 12.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Scranton include 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.