Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 208,484 with a growth rate of -0.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is the 18th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 Population was 214,501 and has seen a growth of -2.81% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021208,484-595-0.28%
2020209,079-595-0.28%
2019209,674-595-0.28%
2018210,269-182-0.09%
2017210,451-553-0.26%
2016211,004-859-0.41%
2015211,863-966-0.45%
2014212,829-896-0.42%
2013213,725-451-0.21%
2012214,176-185-0.09%
2011214,361-140-0.07%
2010214,501-4,538-2.07%
1990219,039-8,869-3.89%
1980227,908-6,199-2.65%
1970234,107-424-0.18%
1960234,531-22,865-8.88%
1950257,396-43,847-14.56%
1940301,243-9,154-2.95%
1930310,39724,0868.41%
1920286,31126,74110.30%
1910259,57065,73933.92%
1900193,83151,74336.42%
1890142,08852,81959.17%
188089,2690.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.28%
County Website
Founded
August 13, 1878
County Seat
2010 Population
214,501
Growth Since 2010
-2.81%
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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White191,88591.09%
Asian5,9212.81%
Black or African American5,8982.80%
Two or More Races4,7752.27%
Some Other Race1,9780.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native1080.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander870.04%
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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid $2021

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Median Age

42.1


Total

40.1


Male

44.2


Female

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 167,666 adults, (41,322 of whom are seniors) in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

108,491

51.50%

Male

102,161

48.50%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.2%15.8%
All64.3%35.7%
Male52.2%47.8%
Non Family49.4%50.6%
Female45.1%54.9%

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All87,1612.3264.3
Married38,2153.0384.2
Non Family33,8061.2249.4
Female10,6232.9645.1
Male4,5173.1352.2

2.94

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2032.82%
9th to 12th Grade9,1676.15%
High School Graduate54,91136.86%
Some College24,67716.56%
Associates Degree13,8609.30%
Bachelors Degree26,61117.86%
Graduate Degree15,55310.44%
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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White133,048123,62139,192
Hispanic7,4825,270860
Asian3,7932,8301,348
Black3,3282,667443
2+ Races1,7191,531288
Other Race1,164832138
Native American100725
Islander88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.54%.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,163$44,306$31,855
Less Than 9th Grade$21,104$25,257$18,352
High School Graduate$30,224$36,599$22,043
Some College$36,168$45,119$29,483
Bachelors Degree$49,053$54,103$43,567
Graduate Degree$65,192$81,389$60,097

$38,163

Average Earnings

$44,306

Average Male

$31,855

Average Female

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language

90.06% of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 9.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.85% of the population.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White173,15619,29511.14%
Hispanic15,1876,83445.00%
Black5,2001,67932.29%
Multiple4,5841,65336.06%
Asian5,8021,10919.11%
Other1,96946923.82%
Native1083431.48%
Islander40717.50%

14.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.55%

Male Poverty Rate

16.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is Hispanic, with 45.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is White, with 11.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.81%.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.47%
High School13.71%
Some College9.10%
Bachelors or Greater4.50%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.91%
Male Unemployed28.59%
Female Employed8.33%
Male Employed5.23%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,821$71,187
Families$69,523$87,471
Married Families$84,649$102,968
Non Families$30,156$42,200
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Income by Household Type

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 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.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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13,240

Number of Veterans

12,475

Male Veterans

765

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,057
First Gulf War1,641
Second Gulf War1,428
Korea1,239
World War II786

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,104
75+4,018
35 to 542,309
55 to 642,091
18 to 34718

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,7978.25%
Black2766.80%
Hispanic2012.14%
2+ Races913.71%
Asian531.21%
Other Race231.56%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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7.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 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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74.63%

Born in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

94.37%

Native Born

5.63%

Foreign Born

2.98%

Non Citizen

2.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.37% of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 74.63% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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