Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

214,931

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 214,931 with a growth rate of -0.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is the 17th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 214,523 and has seen a growth of 0.19% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029213,221-342-0.16%
2028213,563-342-0.16%
2027213,905-342-0.16%
2026214,247-342-0.16%
2025214,589-342-0.16%
2024214,931-342-0.16%
2023215,273-342-0.16%
2022215,615-342-0.16%
2021215,9574340.2%
2020215,5235,7152.72%
2019209,808-493-0.23%
2018210,301-302-0.14%
2017210,603-505-0.24%
2016211,108-866-0.41%
2015211,974-948-0.45%
2014212,922-875-0.41%
2013213,797-435-0.2%
2012214,232-168-0.08%
2011214,400-123-0.06%
2010214,523
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%
1920286,31126,74110.3%
1910259,57065,73933.92%
1900193,83151,74336.42%
1890142,08852,81959.17%
188089,269-123,952-58.13%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.16% (-342)
County Website
Lackawanna County
County Seat
2010 Population
214,523
Area
459 mi²
Density
468 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
0.19% (408)
Founded
August 13, 1878

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White183,88685.26%
Two or more races14,6356.79%
Asian6,1932.87%
Black or African American5,8372.71%
Other race4,8542.25%
Native American1610.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1060.05%
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Median Age

41.9

Total

40.2

Male

43.5

Female

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 171,594 adults, (43,161 of whom are seniors) in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female109,77250.9%
Male105,90049.1%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All87,8962.3665.434.6
Married37,9933.0884.815.2
Non Family34,1131.249.850.2
Female10,8413.0948.251.8
Male4,9493.2661.438.6
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3

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.07%.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,177

Average Earnings

$51,481

Average Male

$38,422

Average Female

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language

90.02% of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 9.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.52% of the population.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White170,46817,97610.55%
Hispanic18,8595,72330.35%
Multiple14,1943,61325.45%
Black5,1951,21123.31%
Other4,7571,15824.34%
Asian6,0743555.84%
Islander6666100%
Native1442819.44%
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12.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.09%

Male Poverty Rate

14.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 5.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.9%.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.71%
High School13.22%
Some College9.85%
Bachelors or Greater4.69%
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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.19%
Male Unemployed27.97%
Female Employed6.56%
Male Employed4.28%
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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,569

Number of Veterans

10,936

Male Veterans

633

Female Veterans

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 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

74.47%

Born in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

94.24%

Native Born

5.76%

Foreign Born

2.78%

Non Citizen

2.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.24% of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 74.47% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.78% 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

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