Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 210,761 with a growth rate of -0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is the 17th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017210,761-111-0.05%
2016210,872-909-0.43%
2015211,781-929-0.44%
2014212,710-965-0.45%
2013213,675-500-0.23%
2012214,175-184-0.09%
2011214,359-177-0.08%
2010214,536-4,503-2.06%
1990219,039-8,869-3.89%
1980227,908-6,199-2.65%
1970234,107-424-0.18%
1960234,531-22,865-8.88%
1950257,396-43,847-14.56%
1940301,243-9,154-2.95%
1930310,39724,0868.41%
1920286,31126,74110.30%
1910259,57065,73933.92%
1900193,83151,74336.42%
1890142,08852,81959.17%
188089,2690.00%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White195,401
Black or African American6,100
Asian5,393
Two or More Races3,569
Some Other Race1,289
American Indian and Alaska Native180
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander28

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2019

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Median Age

42.2


Total

40.3


Male

44


Female

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 169,093 adults, (40,155 of whom are seniors) in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

109,308

51.57%

Male

102,652

48.43%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All65.6%34.4%
Male56.2%43.8%
Non Family51.2%48.8%
Female46.2%53.8%

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All85,9072.3765.6
Married38,0243.0884.5
Non Family33,7711.2251.2
Female9,8763.1946.2
Male4,2363.356.2

3.03

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,5583.05%
9th to 12th Grade9,5116.37%
High School Graduate55,88437.45%
Some College25,72817.24%
Associates Degree13,2568.88%
Bachelors Degree25,41917.04%
Graduate Degree14,8579.96%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White134,946124,72937,795
Hispanic6,5674,673796
Asian3,4732,3941,145
Black3,2452,444309
Multiple Races1,2641,121230
Other Race802673168
Native American14910712
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 32.97%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,723$41,480$30,462
Less Than High School$20,295$25,486$15,891
High School Grad$28,253$35,216$20,444
Some College$34,622$41,878$28,448
Bachelors Degree$45,774$52,094$40,420
Graduate Degree$59,318$67,340$53,356

$35,723

Average Earnings

$41,480

Average Male

$30,462

Average Female

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language

90.41% of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 9.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.25% of the population.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White177,05321,23611.99%
Hispanic13,4706,20546.07%
Black5,3622,06338.47%
Asian5,3061,26123.77%
Multiple3,3781,17634.81%
Other1,24920916.73%
Native1696437.87%

15.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.55%

Male Poverty Rate

17.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is Hispanic, with 46.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is White, with 11.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.44%
High School14.52%
Some College9.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.01%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.10%
Male Unemployed25.11%
Female Employed7.78%
Male Employed5.59%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Income

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,380$65,402
Families$64,665$80,686
Married Families$77,564$93,600
Non Families$27,324$39,095

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans

14,412

Number of Veterans

13,521

Male Veterans

891

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,847
First Gulf War1,877
Korea1,649
Second Gulf War1,608
World War II1,189

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,0198.88%
Black2385.77%
Hispanic2312.77%
2 or More874.78%
Asian481.18%
Other202.03%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Scranton760897729112021.58%
Dunmore1405713187-870-6.19%
Carbondale88918498-393-4.42%
Old Forge83138000-313-3.77%
Archbald69846979-5-0.07%
Blakely65646289-275-4.19%
Taylor62635975-288-4.60%
Dickson City60705833-237-3.90%
Moosic57195753340.59%
Olyphant51515087-64-1.24%
Clarks Summit51164917-199-3.89%
Jessup46764458-218-4.66%
Throop40883928-160-3.91%
Jermyn21692079-90-4.15%
Moscow20261947-79-3.90%
Mayfield18071723-84-4.65%
Clarks Green14761418-58-3.93%
Dalton12341208-26-2.11%
Vandling755719-36-4.77%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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