Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
567,287
0.096% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.2
0.472% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
1.86% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,318
8.25% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$163,500
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
268,047
0.459% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA had a population of 567k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $62,318. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew from 566,743 to 567,287, a 0.096% increase and its median household income grew from $57,568 to $62,318, a 8.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.8%), Other (Hispanic) (4.38%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.64%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), and White (Hispanic) (3.22%).

None of the households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are University of Scranton (1,517 degrees awarded in 2022), Wilkes University (1,405 degrees), and Marywood University (713 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was $163,500, and the homeownership rate was 67.1%.

Most people in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is home to a population of 567k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.9% of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA residents were born outside of the country (39.1k people).

In 2022, there were 18.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (453k people) in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.9k Other (Hispanic) and 20.7k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    453k ± 818
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    24.9k ± 1.78k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    20.7k ± 1.85k
12.2%
Hispanic Population
69k people

In 2022, there were 18.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (453k people) in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.9k Other (Hispanic) and 20.7k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.2% of the people in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are hispanic (69k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
39.1k people
6.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
38.3k people

As of 2022, 6.9% of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA residents (39.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was 6.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,299 ± 623
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,360 ± 535
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,710 ± 412

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA employs 268k people. The largest industries in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,546 people), Retail Trade (33,542 people), and Manufacturing (31,343 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,095), Public Administration ($63,090), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,122).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

268k
2022 Value
± 3,763
0.459%
1 Year growth
± 1.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew at a rate of 0.459%, from 267k employees to 268k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,286 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,365 people), and Management Occupations (22,562 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

268k
2022 Value
± 3,763
0.459%
1 Year growth
± 1.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew at a rate of 0.459%, from 267k employees to 268k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,546 people), Retail Trade (33,542 people), and Manufacturing (31,343 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, though some of these residents may live in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,415
Median earning men ± $1,006
$34,851
Median earning women ± $492

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,548), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,021), and Information ($62,758).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,194), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,567), and Wholesale Trade ($44,547).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,893
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,996
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,713
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA awarded 7,672 degrees. The student population of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 10,975 male students and 17,385 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are White (5,653 and 75.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (576 and 7.65%), Unknown (437 and 5.8%), and Black or African American (429 and 5.7%).

The largest universities in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA by number of degrees awarded are University of Scranton (1,517 and 19.8%), Wilkes University (1,405 and 18.3%), and Marywood University (713 and 9.29%).

The most popular majors in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are Registered Nursing (591 and 7.7%), General Business Administration & Management (489 and 6.37%), and Accounting (263 and 3.43%).

The median tuition costs in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are $34,952 for private four year colleges, and $14,624 and $24,318 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 28,360 (38.7% men and 61.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 28,360 students enrolled in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, 38.7% men and 61.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,169 records, of which 62.1% were women and 37.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 357 degrees awarded
  2. 301 degrees awarded
  3. 166 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was Registered Nursing with 357 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,517 degrees awarded
  2. 1,405 degrees awarded
  3. 713 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Scranton with 1,517 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,900 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, which is 0.608 times less than the 4,772 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,653 degrees mean that there were 9.81 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 576 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,952) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,325) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was $163,500 in 2022, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $147,500 to $163,500, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is 67.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is $62,318. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $118,574, followed by Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA, with respective values of $107,826 and $107,441.

Property

$163,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,107
$155,095
Median Property Taxes
±$2,557

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.1%
Homeownership
2022
60.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.1% of the housing units in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $118,574, followed by Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA, with respective values of $107,826 and $107,441.

The following map shows all of the counties in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,318
Median Household Income
± $993
231k
Number of Households
± 3,428

In 2022, the median household income of the 231k households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew to $62,318 from the previous year's value of $57,568.

The following chart displays the households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.18%)

In 2022, 76.8% of workers in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (8.18%).

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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.81% of the workforce in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA (76.7k out of 547k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.32%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
19.9%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew by 0.516% from 5.3% to 5.32%.

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