Pittston, Pennsylvania Population 2021

7,754
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Pittston is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 7,754, it is the 105th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3708th largest city in the United States. Pittston is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually but its population has increased by 0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,739 in 2010. Pittston reached it's highest population of 18,497 in 1920. Spanning over 2 miles, Pittston has a population density of 4,999 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pittston is $51,155 with a poverty rate of 25.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $742 per month, and the median house value is $92,400. The median age in Pittston is 34.5 years, 32.8 years for males, and 35.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.8 males.

Pittston Demographics

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

  • White: 89.75%
  • Black or African American: 6.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.68%
  • Asian: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pittston, Pennsylvania is 7,754, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,826.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,739.

Pittston, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,96989.75%
Black or African American4886.28%
Two or More Races2082.68%
Asian390.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.41%
Some Other Race290.37%
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Pittston Population by Race

Pittston Population Pyramid 2021

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Pittston Median Age

34.5


Total

32.8


Male

35.7


Female

Pittston Adults

There are 5,947 adults, (1,204 of whom are seniors) in Pittston.

Pittston Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Pittston Sex Ratio

Female

4,069

52.40%

Male

3,696

47.60%

Pittston Population by Age

Pittston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pittston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
Male52.4%47.6%
All51.2%48.8%
Female41.5%58.5%
Non Family38.8%61.2%

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pittston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3142.3351.2
Non Family1,4601.1738.8
Married1,0073.1775.2
Female6563.5441.5
Male1912.652.4

3.1

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Pittston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1703.25%
9th to 12th Grade54310.37%
High School Graduate1,92136.67%
Some College1,24323.73%
Associates Degree58611.19%
Bachelors Degree53710.25%
Graduate Degree2384.54%
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Pittston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pittston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,8574,184727
Black15215227
Hispanic14312414
Asian39287
Multiple Races3727
Native American2828
Other Race77

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 asian people with a rate of 17.95%.

Pittston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,533$37,928$26,335
Less Than High School$17,289$28,571$12,232
High School Grad$30,873$32,653$28,804
Some College$33,105$43,750$26,455
Bachelors Degree$40,156$44,773$37,538
Graduate Degree$51,333$97,679$45,417

$31,533

Average Earnings

$37,928

Average Male

$26,335

Average Female

Pittston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pittston Language by Age

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Pittston Language

93.18% of Pittston residents speak only English, while 6.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.20% of the population.

Pittston Language

Pittston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,6701,37520.61%
Black48825552.25%
Hispanic43523153.10%
Multiple20818588.94%
Other292275.86%
Asian391333.33%

25.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.69%

Male Poverty Rate

30.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pittston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pittston is Multiple, with 88.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pittston is White, with 20.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.37%.

Pittston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.53%
High School16.71%
Bachelors or Greater12.65%
Some College11.48%

Pittston Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed52.00%
Female Unemployed36.95%
Female Employed17.02%
Male Employed6.13%

Pittston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pittston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,536$51,155
Families$47,823$60,138
Married Families$66,964-
Non Families$24,228$35,460
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Income by Household Type

Pittston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Pittston Married by Age and Sex

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Pittston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Pittston Marital Status by Race

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Pittston Marital Status

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406

Number of Veterans

401

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam145
Korea50
Second Gulf War46
First Gulf War15
World War II12

Pittston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+141
65 to 74140
35 to 5448
18 to 3441
55 to 6436

Pittston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3937.11%
2 or More99.00%
Indian412.50%

Pittston Veterans by Race

Pittston Veterans by Education

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5.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pittston Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Pittston Employment by Age

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Pittston Employment by Race

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Pittston 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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81.56%

Born in Pennsylvania

97.89%

Native Born

2.11%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.89% of Pittston residents were born in the United States, with 81.56% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.75% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,754-24-0.31%
20207,778-24-0.31%
20197,802-24-0.31%
20187,826570.73%
20177,769680.88%
20167,701-31-0.40%
20157,732-37-0.48%
20147,769340.44%
20137,735-45-0.58%
20127,780-7-0.09%
20117,787-11-0.14%
20107,798-306-0.38%
20008,104-1,285-1.46%
19909,389-541-0.56%
19809,930-1,183-1.12%
197011,113-1,294-1.10%
196012,407-2,605-1.89%
195015,012-2,816-1.70%
194017,828-418-0.23%
193018,246-251-0.14%
192018,4972,2301.29%
191016,2673,7112.62%
190012,5562,2542.00%
189010,3022,8303.26%
18807,4727121.01%
18706,7603,0786.26%
18603,6820.00%

Pittston Population by Year