Hazleton, Pennsylvania Population 2021

24,784
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Hazleton is a city located in Luzerne County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 24,784, it is the 22nd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1554th largest city in the United States . Hazleton is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually and its population has decreased by -2.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,340 in 2010. Hazleton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 6 miles, Hazleton has a population density of 4,123 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hazleton is $54,417 with a poverty rate of 22.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $812 per month, and the median house value is $97,900. The median age in Hazleton is 35.8 years, 35.6 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Hazleton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hazletonwas:

  • White: 69.03%
  • Other race: 20.57%
  • Black or African American: 7.04%
  • Two or more races: 2.49%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.18%
The current population of Hazleton, Pennsylvania is 24,784 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,794.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,340.

Hazleton, Pennsylvania Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021551,225-1,330-0.24%
2020552,555-1,330-0.24%
2019553,885-1,330-0.24%
2018555,215-440-0.08%
2017555,655-67-0.01%
2016555,722-2,012-0.36%
2015557,734-2,412-0.43%
2014560,146-1,349-0.24%
2013561,495-2,209-0.39%
2012563,704280.00%
2011563,676-64-0.01%
2010563,7400.00%

Hazleton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,15969.03%
Some Other Race5,11220.57%
Black or African American1,7497.04%
Two or More Races6182.49%
Asian1180.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander570.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.18%
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Hazleton Population by Race

Hazleton Population Pyramid $2021

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Hazleton Median Age

35.8


Total

35.6


Male

36.1


Female

Hazleton Adults

There are 18,430 adults, (3,534 of whom are seniors) in Hazleton.

Hazleton Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hazleton Sex Ratio

Female

13,064

52.56%

Male

11,793

47.44%

Hazleton Population by Age

Hazleton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hazleton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female35.9%64.1%
Male37.1%62.9%
Non Family42.5%57.5%
All49.3%50.7%
Married66.8%33.2%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hazleton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2002.6749.3
Married3,3073.2766.8
Non Family3,1001.342.5
Female1,9813.5535.9
Male8123.2637.1

3.19

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Hazleton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,78611.28%
9th to 12th Grade2,22214.03%
High School Graduate6,40540.45%
Some College2,30614.56%
Associates Degree1,1277.12%
Bachelors Degree1,2868.12%
Graduate Degree7014.43%
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Hazleton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hazleton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,0987,0381,222
Hispanic7,2724,492742
Other Race2,5321,556258
Black88762775
2+ Races34323412
Asian652011
Islander49
Native American1818

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 16.92%.

Hazleton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,322$33,924$27,382
Less Than 9th Grade$28,236$31,757$22,380
High School Graduate$29,148$32,500$27,658
Some College$30,496$33,924$27,106
Bachelors Degree$42,640$44,319$27,750
Graduate Degree$53,281$56,150$50,250

$30,322

Average Earnings

$33,924

Average Male

$27,382

Average Female

Hazleton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hazleton Language by Age

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Hazleton Language

46.12% of Hazleton residents speak only English, while 53.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 52.14% of the population.

Hazleton Language

Hazleton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,3493,90427.21%
Other5,0311,41728.17%
White9,1741,28213.97%
Black1,55926917.25%
Multiple61112219.97%
Asian1187160.17%
Native443784.09%

22.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.44%

Male Poverty Rate

23.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hazleton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hazleton is Native, with 84.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hazleton is White, with 13.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.70%.

Hazleton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.86%
High School16.93%
Some College14.61%
Bachelors or Greater5.35%

Hazleton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.78%
Male Unemployed16.47%
Female Employed10.61%
Male Employed8.78%

Hazleton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hazleton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,467$54,417
Families$44,408$61,356
Married Families$61,145-
Non Families$28,537$34,331
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Income by Household Type

Hazleton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Hazleton Married by Age and Sex

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Hazleton 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 35-44.

Hazleton Marital Status by Race

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Hazleton Marital Status

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1,005

Number of Veterans

974

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam339
Korea184
Second Gulf War101
First Gulf War92
World War II28

Hazleton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+371
65 to 74275
35 to 54226
55 to 6499
18 to 3434

Hazleton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9206.81%
Hispanic760.82%
Black292.68%
2+ Races286.06%
Other Race280.87%

Hazleton Veterans by Race

Hazleton Veterans by Education

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7.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hazleton Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hazleton Employment by Age

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Hazleton Employment by Race

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Hazleton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.02%

Born in Hazleton

67.39%

Native Born

32.61%

Foreign Born

20.84%

Non Citizen

11.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.39% of Hazleton residents were born in the United States, with 42.02% having been born in Pennsylvania. 20.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hazleton Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,784-5-0.02%
202024,789-5-0.02%
201924,794-5-0.02%
201824,799-43-0.17%
201724,842-14-0.06%
201624,856-105-0.42%
201524,961-118-0.47%
201425,079-86-0.34%
201325,165-162-0.64%
201225,327-30-0.12%
201125,357-61-0.24%
201025,4182,0890.86%
200023,329-1,401-0.58%
199024,730-2,588-0.99%
198027,318-3,108-1.07%
197030,426-1,630-0.52%
196032,056-3,435-1.01%
195035,491-2,518-0.68%
194038,0091,2440.33%
193036,7654,4881.31%
192032,2776,8252.40%
191025,45211,2225.99%
190014,2302,3581.83%
189011,8724,9375.52%
18806,9352,6184.85%
18704,3170.00%

Hazleton Population by Year