Luzerne, Pennsylvania Population 2021

2,802
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Luzerne is a city located in Luzerne County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 2,802, it is the 332nd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 6456th largest city in the United States . Luzerne is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -1.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,845 in 2010. Luzerne reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Luzerne has a population density of 4,064 people per square mile.

The average household income in Luzerne is $47,738 with a poverty rate of 17.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $568 per month, and the median house value is $87,700. The median age in Luzerne is 51.3 years, 38.7 years for males, and 55.1 years for females.

Luzerne Demographics

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

  • White: 98.37%
  • Black or African American: 0.89%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Two or more races: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Luzerne, Pennsylvania is 2,802 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,812.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,845.

Luzerne, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,77198.37%
Black or African American250.89%
Some Other Race110.39%
Two or More Races100.35%
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Luzerne Population by Race

Luzerne Population Pyramid $2021

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Luzerne Median Age

51.3


Total

38.7


Male

55.1


Female

Luzerne Adults

There are 2,449 adults, (696 of whom are seniors) in Luzerne.

Luzerne Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21

Child Dependency Ratio

Luzerne Sex Ratio

Female

1,551

55.06%

Male

1,266

44.94%

Luzerne Population by Age

Luzerne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Luzerne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family39.3%60.7%
All55.1%44.9%
Female65.6%34.4%
Male76%24%
Married82.5%17.5%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Luzerne Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5151.8655.1
Non Family8611.1139.3
Married3882.9682.5
Female2412.7265.6
Male252.2876

2.77

Average Family Size

1.86

Average Household Size

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Luzerne Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade492.24%
9th to 12th Grade1486.75%
High School Graduate1,01546.30%
Some College42819.53%
Associates Degree24311.09%
Bachelors Degree2199.99%
Graduate Degree904.11%
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Luzerne Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Luzerne Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1361,950309
Hispanic3120
Black2525
Other Race11
2+ Races1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.47%.

Luzerne Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,643$42,279$33,533
Less Than 9th Grade$65,625$66,023$
High School Graduate$30,403$40,662$23,603
Some College$40,556$38,913$43,571
Bachelors Degree$39,271$57,833$34,402
Graduate Degree$63,833$$63,833

$37,643

Average Earnings

$42,279

Average Male

$33,533

Average Female

Luzerne Earnings by Educational Attainment

Luzerne Language by Age

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Luzerne Language

98.19% of Luzerne residents speak only English, while 1.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.04% of the population.

Luzerne Language

Luzerne Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,73341715.26%
Hispanic544481.48%
Black251976.00%
Other1111100.00%

17.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.69%

Male Poverty Rate

19.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Luzerne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Luzerne is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luzerne is White, with 15.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.74%.

Luzerne Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School23.05%
Less Than 9th Grade18.27%
Bachelors or Greater13.59%
Some College10.43%

Luzerne Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed15.38%
Female Employed5.97%
Male Employed5.73%

Luzerne Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Luzerne Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,250$47,738
Families$63,875$66,563
Married Families$79,211-
Non Families$25,858$32,689
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Income by Household Type

Luzerne Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.0%

Male Marriage Rate

27.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Luzerne Married by Age and Sex

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Luzerne 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.

Luzerne Marital Status by Race

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Luzerne Marital Status

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148

Number of Veterans

140

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam60
First Gulf War18
Korea15
Second Gulf War8
World War II

Luzerne Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6458
65 to 7449
75+41
35 to 54
18 to 34

Luzerne Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1375.70%
Hispanic1135.48%
Other Race11100.00%

Luzerne Veterans by Race

Luzerne Veterans by Education

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7.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luzerne Veterans by Education

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56%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Luzerne Employment by Age

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Luzerne Employment by Race

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Luzerne 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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82.53%

Born in Luzerne

99.11%

Native Born

0.89%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.11% of Luzerne residents were born in the United States, with 82.53% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Luzerne Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,802-5-0.18%
20202,807-5-0.18%
20192,812-5-0.18%
20182,817-1-0.04%
20172,81810.04%
20162,817-8-0.28%
20152,825-9-0.32%
20142,834-8-0.28%
20132,842-13-0.46%
20122,85520.07%
20112,85330.11%
20102,850-102-0.35%
20002,952-254-0.82%
19903,206-497-1.43%
19803,703-801-1.94%
19704,504-614-1.27%
19605,118-1,058-1.86%
19506,176-906-1.36%
19407,0821320.19%
19306,9509521.48%
19205,9985721.01%
19105,4261,6093.58%
19003,8170.00%

Luzerne Population by Year