Scranton Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Scranton Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
76,653

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.8%
5 - 17:
14.7%
18 - 24:
13.2%
25 - 34:
13.5%
35 - 54:
23.4%
55 - 64:
12.5%
Over 65 Years:
16.9%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
7.8%
7.8%
High School Graduates
85.9%
85.9%
College Graduated
22.2%
22.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Scranton
$23,045
$23,045
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Scranton
$40,608
$40,608
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
23.2%

Employment Industries in Scranton

 
Healthcare
16.9%
16.9%
Retail
12.1%
12.1%
Education
10.8%
10.8%
Manufacturing
10.6%
10.6%
Accommodation
8.3%
8.3%
Transportation
5.9%
5.9%
Construction
5.2%
5.2%
Finance
4.5%
4.5%
Public Service
4.4%
4.4%
Other
4.3%
4.3%
Wholesale
3.8%
3.8%
Administration
3.7%
3.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3.5%
3.5%
Information Technology
2.1%
2.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
71.9%
71.9%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
14.8%
14.8%
Black or African American
5.3%
5.3%
Asian
4.7%
4.7%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.3%
3.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
25.2%
25.2%
Italian
18.7%
18.7%
German
15.1%
15.1%
Polish
12.1%
12.1%
English
4.8%
4.8%
Welsh
4.7%
4.7%
Russian
2.3%
2.3%
Lithuanian
1.4%
1.4%
French
1.1%
1.1%
Slovak
1.1%
1.1%
Dutch
1.0%
1.0%
Ukrainian
0.8%
0.8%
Scottish
0.8%
0.8%
Hungarian
0.6%
0.6%
Greek
0.4%
0.4%
European
0.4%
0.4%
Pennsylvania German
0.3%
0.3%
Lebanese
0.3%
0.3%
Brazilian
0.2%
0.2%
Scots-Irish
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
82.4%
82.4%
Spanish
9.7%
9.7%
Langs. of India
1.5%
1.5%
Chinese
0.7%
0.7%
Other Indo-European
0.4%
0.4%
Slavic languages
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.4%
0.4%
Arabic
0.4%
0.4%
Pacific Island languages
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
Italian
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.3%
0.3%
Other Asian languages
0.2%
0.2%
Portuguese
0.2%
0.2%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
African languages
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Mon-Khmer (Cambodian)
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Scranton Residents:
10.1%