Pittston, Pennsylvania Population 2020

7,889

Pittston is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 7,889, it is the 104th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3664th largest city in the United States. Pittston is currently growing at a rate of 0.86% annually and its population has increased by 1.94% 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 5,087 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pittston is $48,821 with a poverty rate of 25.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $683 per month, and the median house value is $92,400. The median age in Pittston is 35.4 years, 34.3 years for males, and 36.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.3 males.

Pittston Demographics

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

  • White: 93.15%
  • Black or African American: 3.57%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Other race: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pittston, Pennsylvania is 7,889, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,755.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,739.

Pittston, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,17093.15%
Black or African American2753.57%
Two or More Races1742.26%
Asian390.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.44%
Some Other Race50.06%

Pittston Population Pyramid 2020

Pittston Median Age

35.4


Total

34.3


Male

36.5


Female

Pittston Adults

There are 5,924 adults, (1,251 of whom are seniors) in Pittston.

Pittston Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pittston Sex Ratio

Female

4,088

53.11%

Male

3,609

46.89%

Pittston Households and Families

Pittston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pittston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.1%19.9%
All51.4%48.6%
Female40.2%59.8%
Male39.7%60.3%
Non Family38.6%61.4%

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3522.2851.4
Non Family1,5061.1338.6
Married1,0033.1480.1
Female6873.5440.2
Male1562.3339.7

3.09

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pittston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2154.10%
9th to 12th Grade55810.63%
High School Graduate2,10040.02%
Some College1,05820.16%
Associates Degree53210.14%
Bachelors Degree56410.75%
Graduate Degree2214.21%

Pittston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,9514,225745
Hispanic123104
Black919123
Asian392210
Multiple Races36257
Native American3131
Other Race55

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 25.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,504$34,828$24,934
Less Than High School$17,359$29,250$10,375
High School Grad$28,156$31,429$21,741
Some College$30,233$37,168$25,268
Bachelors Degree$41,618$46,292$36,178
Graduate Degree$48,182$47,321$48,239

$30,504

Average Earnings

$34,828

Average Male

$24,934

Average Female

Pittston Language

Pittston Language by Age

Pittston Language

94.12% of Pittston residents speak only English, while 5.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.72% of the population.

Pittston Poverty

Pittston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,9231,59523.04%
Multiple17413678.16%
Hispanic25310943.08%
Black2758129.45%

25.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.14%

Male Poverty Rate

28.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pittston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pittston is Multiple, with 78.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pittston is White, with 23.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.49%
High School19.29%
Bachelors or Greater12.99%
Some College12.14%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed50.72%
Female Unemployed34.68%
Female Employed15.15%
Male Employed9.39%

Pittston Income

Pittston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,045$48,821
Families$49,038$61,126
Married Families$66,181-
Non Families$20,602$30,612

Pittston Marital Status

Pittston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.6%

Male Marriage Rate

34.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Pittston Married by Age and Sex

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

Pittston Veterans

416

Number of Veterans

416

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam146
Second Gulf War57
Korea50
World War II43
First Gulf War13

$Pittston Veterans by Education

7.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pittston Employment Status

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Pittston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.34%

Born in Pennsylvania

97.65%

Native Born

2.35%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.65% of Pittston residents were born in the United States, with 80.34% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,889670.86%
20197,822670.86%
20187,755550.71%
20177,700670.88%
20167,633-33-0.43%
20157,666-38-0.49%
20147,704330.43%
20137,671-43-0.56%
20127,714-4-0.05%
20117,718-12-0.16%
20107,730-374-0.47%
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%