Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 317,624 with a growth rate of 0.19% 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
2018317,646220.01%
2017317,6246060.19%
2016317,018-960-0.30%
2015317,978-1,174-0.37%
2014319,152-479-0.15%
2013319,631-1,491-0.46%
2012321,1221620.05%
2011320,960-28-0.01%
2010320,988-7,161-2.18%
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
White283,692
Black or African American13,687
Some Other Race10,536
Two or More Races5,699
Asian3,783
American Indian and Alaska Native750
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander75

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2019

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Median Age

43


Total

40.9


Male

44.8


Female

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 255,806 adults, (60,908 of whom are seniors) in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

161,300

50.69%

Male

156,922

49.31%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.1%14.9%
All68.4%31.6%
Male63.9%36.1%
Non Family55.9%44.1%
Female47.7%52.3%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All128,2472.3868.4
Married57,7983.0385.1
Non Family46,3441.1755.9
Female17,0183.2247.7
Male7,0873.0263.9

2.99

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,2703.21%
9th to 12th Grade17,2587.61%
High School Graduate87,80338.73%
Some College40,63017.92%
Associates Degree22,0349.72%
Bachelors Degree32,36614.28%
Graduate Degree19,3298.53%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White200,726183,74747,926
Hispanic15,5749,7451,594
Black7,5185,938728
Other Race5,1752,880435
Asian2,4542,1361,275
Multiple Races1,8961,617367
Native American43228433
Islander483112

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,097$40,398$30,445
Less Than High School$23,013$29,026$15,445
High School Grad$29,462$35,185$23,516
Some College$33,776$40,175$30,126
Bachelors Degree$46,669$52,654$41,201
Graduate Degree$64,035$73,350$57,686

$35,097

Average Earnings

$40,398

Average Male

$30,445

Average Female

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language

89.09% of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 10.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.00% of the population.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White258,52828,95711.20%
Hispanic31,10811,51837.03%
Black11,3205,16345.61%
Other10,1834,02639.54%
Multiple5,4181,89034.88%
Asian3,68868018.44%
Native69127339.51%
Islander755168.00%

15.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.77%

Male Poverty Rate

16.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 68.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is White, with 11.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.07%
High School13.22%
Some College9.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.80%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.45%
Male Unemployed27.21%
Female Employed7.86%
Male Employed5.20%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Income

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,290$64,436
Families$63,632$77,347
Married Families$76,469$90,669
Non Families$26,924$38,807

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans

22,885

Number of Veterans

21,462

Male Veterans

1,423

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,400
First Gulf War3,039
Korea2,842
Second Gulf War1,885
World War II1,510

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White22,2799.56%
Hispanic4232.10%
Black3944.14%
2 or More903.17%
Other660.95%
Indian356.55%
Asian210.73%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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