Pittston, Pennsylvania Population 2024

7,651

Pittston is a city located in Luzerne County Pennsylvania. Pittston has a 2024 population of 7,651. Pittston is currently growing at a rate of 0.25% annually and its population has increased by 0.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,577 in 2020.

The average household income in Pittston is $60,412 with a poverty rate of 27.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pittston is 36 years, 34.9 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Pittston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pittston was:

  • White: 85.95%
  • Black or African American: 6.24%
  • Two or more races: 4.54%
  • Other race: 2.21%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,999.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.98% (74)
The current population of Pittston, Pennsylvania is 7,651 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,577.

Pittston, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,53385.95%
Black or African American4746.24%
Two or more races3454.54%
Other race1682.21%
Asian801.05%
Native American10.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pittston Population by Race

Pittston Population Pyramid 2024

Pittston Median Age

36

Total

34.9

Male

36.2

Female

Pittston Adults

There are 5,897 adults, (1,372 of whom are seniors) in Pittston.

Pittston Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pittston Sex Ratio

Female4,22255.55%
Male3,37944.45%

Pittston Population by Age

Pittston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,3992.2348.951.1
Non Family1,7721.2637.562.5
Married8073.0784.315.7
Female6133.7335.964.1
Male2072.7847.352.7

3.14

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

48.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pittston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1092.04%
9th to 12th Grade3426.42%
High School Graduate2,13039.95%
Some College1,13121.22%
Associates Degree56910.67%
Bachelors Degree65112.21%
Graduate Degree3997.48%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pittston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pittston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,8414,446926
Hispanic214196108
Black17117116
2+ Races14212681
Asian654412
Other Race42280
Native American110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 57.04%.

Pittston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,656$45,765$30,997
Less Than 9th Grade$25,655$32,589$21,458
High School Graduate$31,297$32,226$29,196
Some College$41,296$47,151$33,048
Bachelors Degree$47,857$53,651$36,354
Graduate Degree$0$111,563$0

$35,656

Average Earnings

$45,765

Average Male

$30,997

Average Female

Pittston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pittston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pittston Language

90.82% of Pittston residents speak only English, while 9.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.39% of the population.

Pittston Language

Pittston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,3351,31320.73%
Black47435073.84%
Hispanic47826355.02%
Multiple34522264.35%
Other16815793.45%
Asian8056.25%

27.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.97%

Male Poverty Rate

32.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pittston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pittston is Other, with 93.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pittston is Asian, with 6.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.35%.

Pittston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.38%
High School19.44%
Some College16.35%
Bachelors or Greater2.1%

Pittston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed79.17%
Male Unemployed50%
Female Employed13.65%
Male Employed3.49%

Pittston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pittston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$44,863$60,412
Families$60,609$67,095
Married Families$81,979$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,344$50,724

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pittston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

26.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Pittston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pittston 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.

Pittston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pittston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

356

Number of Veterans

319

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam128
Second Gulf War59
First Gulf War47
Korea20
World War II5

Pittston Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+119
65 to 7489
35 to 5473
18 to 3442
55 to 6433

Pittston Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3296.2%
Black2310.9%
2+ Races42.02%

Pittston Veterans by Race

Pittston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pittston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Pittston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pittston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pittston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.65%

Born in Pittston

96.36%

Native Born

3.64%

Foreign Born

2.5%

Non Citizen

1.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.36% of Pittston residents were born in the United States, with 76.65% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pittston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,743180.23%
20287,725190.25%
20277,706180.23%
20267,688190.25%
20257,669180.24%
20247,651190.25%
20237,632180.24%
20227,61480.11%
20217,606290.38%
20207,577-171-2.21%
20197,748-22-0.28%
20187,770570.74%
20177,713720.94%
20167,641-33-0.43%
20157,674-36-0.47%
20147,710340.44%
20137,676-43-0.56%
20127,719-7-0.09%
20117,726-10-0.13%
20107,736-368-4.54%
20008,104-1,285-13.69%
19909,389-541-5.45%
19809,930-1,183-10.65%
197011,113-1,294-10.43%
196012,407-2,605-17.35%
195015,012-2,816-15.8%
194017,828-418-2.29%
193018,246-251-1.36%
192018,4972,23013.71%
191016,2673,71129.56%
190012,5562,25421.88%
189010,3022,83037.87%
18807,47271210.53%
18706,7603,07883.6%
18603,68200%
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Pittston Population by Year