Scranton, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Scranton, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 77,605 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Scranton, Pennsylvania is the 6th largest city in Pennsylvania based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3066.28 people/mi² (1183.89 people/km²), with a household density of 515.39 people/km² (1334.85 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 36.7 years, 35 years for males, and 38.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 33,784 households in the city, with an average size of 2.44 people per household. The vacancy rate was 14.2%, with a median rent of $717/month. The median house has 5.7 rooms, and has a value of $104,500.

The median income for households in Scranton, Pennsylvania is $38,232, while the mean household income is $50,468. The per capita income is $20,447, and 16.9% of families and 23.1% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 33.7% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 12.2% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201777,6054060.53%
201677,199720.09%
201577,1271,7272.29%
201475,400-412-0.54%
201375,812-210-0.28%
201276,022980.13%
201175,924-165-0.22%
201076,089-326-0.43%
200076,415-5,390-6.59%
199081,805-6,312-7.16%
198088,117-14,579-14.20%
1970102,696-8,747-7.85%
1960111,443-14,093-11.23%
1950125,536-14,868-10.59%
1940140,404-3,029-2.11%
1930143,4335,6504.10%
1920137,7837,9166.10%
1910129,86727,84127.29%
1900102,02626,81135.65%
189075,21529,36564.05%
188045,85010,75830.66%
187035,09225,869280.48%
18609,2230.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White64,893
Black or African American5,166
Asian3,286
Two or More Races2,088
Some Other Race818
American Indian and Alaska Native118
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander11

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Scranton Pa Population Pyramid 2018

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Scranton Pa Median Age

36.7


Total

35


Male

38.5


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 61,541 adults in Scranton Pa.

Scranton Pa Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Scranton Pa Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.7
Houses Without Mortgage
6,125
Houses With Mortgage
8,635
Vacancy Rate
14.2
Median Rent
717
Median Home Value
104,500
Renter-Occupied Units
14,224
Owner-Occupied Units
14,760
Total Housing Units
33,784

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Scranton Pa for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.4% and the labor force participation rate is 56.9%.

Scranton Pa Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.44
Average Family Size
3.19
Total Households
28984
Married Couple Households
10485
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1755
Female Householder (no husband) Families
4266
Non Family Households
12478
Total Families
16506
Households With Own Children
6824
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.3
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.3

Scranton Pa Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
2,894
$10,000 to $14,999
2,668
$15,000 to $24,999
4,387
$25,000 to $34,999
3,491
$35,000 to $49,999
4,493
$50,000 to $74,999
4,788
$75,000 to $99,999
3,030
$100,000 to $149,999
2,265
$150,000 to $199,999
625
Over $200,000
343

Scranton Pa Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Scranton Pa

Pennsylvania

$38,232

$54,895

$50,468

$75,235

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.0450.090.1350.18

Scranton Pa Education Data

Scranton Pa Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
2,6775.37%
9th to 12th Grade
4,8779.78%
High School Graduate
19,21938.54%
Some College
8,89117.83%
Associates Degree
3,4536.92%
Bachelors Degree
7,29914.63%
Graduate Degree
3,4586.93%