Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 317,343 with a growth rate of -0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is the 12th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017317,343-1,574-0.49%
2016318,9172,1160.67%
2016316,801-1,212-0.38%
2015318,013-1,193-0.37%
2014319,206-539-0.17%
2013319,745-1,409-0.44%
2012321,1542060.06%
2011320,948-58-0.02%
2010321,006-7,143-2.18%
1990328,149-14,930-4.35%
1980343,0797780.23%
1970342,301-4,671-1.35%
1960346,972-45,269-11.54%
1950392,241-49,277-11.16%
1940441,518-3,591-0.81%
1930445,10954,11813.84%
1920390,99147,80513.93%
1910343,18686,06533.47%
1900257,12155,91827.79%
1890201,20368,13851.21%
1880133,065-27,850-17.31%
1870160,91570,67178.31%
186090,24434,17260.94%
185056,07212,06627.42%
184044,00616,62760.73%
183027,3797,35236.71%
182020,0271,91810.59%
181018,1095,27041.05%
180012,8397,935161.81%
17904,9040.00%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White285,749
Black or African American12,798
Some Other Race10,254
Two or More Races5,677
Asian3,480
American Indian and Alaska Native882
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander77

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

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Median Age

43


Total

41


Male

44.8


Female

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 256,090 adults, (60,275 of which are seniors) in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

161,787

50.73%

Male

157,130

49.27%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.6%14.4%
All68%32%
Male64.1%35.9%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Female47.1%52.9%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All127,5142.468
Married56,8543.0685.6
Non Family46,7711.1754.7
Female17,0453.3147.1
Male6,8443.1564.1

3.04

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Households

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Education

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,4133.27%
9th to 12th Grade17,3197.64%
High School Graduate88,80639.16%
Some College41,62718.36%
Associates Degree21,6059.53%
Bachelors Degree30,96613.65%
Graduate Degree19,0458.40%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White202,664185,08246,779
Hispanic14,1938,6401,120
Black6,9645,555704
Other Race5,3183,021275
Asian2,3422,0221,254
Multiple Races1,8551,516299
Native American49235543
Islander3730

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 53.54%.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,396$39,889$28,798
Less Than High School$22,347$28,000$14,919
High School Grad$27,941$33,670$22,456
Some College$32,380$39,513$28,201
Bachelors Degree$45,736$53,162$39,566
Graduate Degree$62,198$71,978$55,891

$33,396

Average Earnings

$39,889

Average Male

$28,798

Average Female

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language

89.78% of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 10.22% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.37% of the population.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White262,42731,62112.05%
Hispanic28,63510,84537.87%
Black10,4745,10148.70%
Other9,9133,42934.59%
Multiple5,2981,80734.11%
Asian3,38444713.21%
Native83835141.89%
Islander776584.42%

15.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.13%

Male Poverty Rate

17.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 84.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is White, with 12.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.85%.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.10%
High School13.77%
Some College10.41%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.07%
Male Unemployed27.30%
Female Employed8.28%
Male Employed5.28%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Income

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,577$62,006
Families$61,155$74,897
Married Families$73,879$88,135
Non Families$25,821$37,283

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

24,034

Number of Veterans

22,587

Male Veterans

1,447

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,463
Korea3,160
First Gulf War2,854
Second Gulf War1,998
World War II1,712

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+6,927
65 to 746,896
35 to 544,928
55 to 644,081
18 to 341,202

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White23,3909.98%
Hispanic3962.14%
Black3914.48%
2 or More1093.89%
Other901.31%
Asian341.24%
Indian203.19%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

60.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Wilkes-Barre4149840569-929-2.24%
Hazleton2534024659-681-2.69%
Kingston1318212861-321-2.44%
Nanticoke1046510189-276-2.64%
Pittston77347602-132-1.71%
Plymouth59515792-159-2.67%
Exeter56545558-96-1.70%
Swoyersville50624958-104-2.05%
Duryea49224852-70-1.42%
West Pittston48684741-127-2.61%
Edwardsville48164702-114-2.37%
West Hazleton45944472-122-2.66%
Larksville44804402-78-1.74%
Forty Fort42144098-116-2.75%
Freeland35313438-93-2.63%
Wyoming30733011-62-2.02%
Luzerne28452801-44-1.55%
Harveys Lake27922773-19-0.68%
Dallas28042768-36-1.28%
Ashley27902705-85-3.05%
West Wyoming27252675-50-1.83%
Dupont27112672-39-1.44%
Avoca26612614-47-1.77%
Conyngham19141870-44-2.30%
Nescopeck15831541-42-2.65%
Laflin14871466-21-1.41%
Hughestown13921373-19-1.36%
White Haven10971091-6-0.55%
Sugar Notch989967-22-2.22%
Pringle979959-20-2.04%
Shickshinny837823-14-1.67%
Courtdale732723-9-1.23%
Nuangola679671-8-1.18%
Yatesville607601-6-0.99%
Warrior Run584576-8-1.37%
Laurel Run500498-2-0.40%
Penn Lake Park308307-1-0.32%
Bear Creek Village25725920.78%
New Columbus227225-2-0.88%
Jeddo9897-1-1.02%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990