Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 210,640 with a growth rate of -0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is the 17th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018210,7931530.07%
2017210,640-433-0.21%
2016211,073-831-0.39%
2015211,904-954-0.45%
2014212,858-895-0.42%
2013213,753-442-0.21%
2012214,195-174-0.08%
2011214,369-159-0.07%
2010214,528-4,511-2.06%
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%

How Many People Live in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania?

210,640

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White193,70791.61%
Black or African American6,0052.84%
Asian5,5982.65%
Two or More Races4,3552.06%
Some Other Race1,6140.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native1270.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander480.02%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Median Age

42.3


Total

40.3


Male

44.1


Female

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 168,457 adults, (40,774 of whom are seniors) in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

108,974

51.54%

Male

102,480

48.46%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All65%35%
Male55.3%44.7%
Non Family50.6%49.4%
Female45.7%54.3%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All86,6282.3565
Married37,6633.0584.5
Non Family34,1031.2350.6
Female10,1673.145.7
Male4,6953.2355.3

2.98

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2842.87%
9th to 12th Grade9,3496.26%
High School Graduate54,91736.78%
Some College25,54217.11%
Associates Degree13,8409.27%
Bachelors Degree26,09817.48%
Graduate Degree15,27710.23%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White134,078124,32838,492
Hispanic7,0154,947899
Asian3,6402,6281,219
Black3,3422,626415
Multiple Races1,5631,409334
Other Race974778161
Native American104659
Islander66

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 33.49%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,760$42,483$31,351
Less Than High School$21,166$25,972$16,987
High School Grad$29,820$35,581$21,732
Some College$35,463$43,583$29,383
Bachelors Degree$47,217$54,662$41,427
Graduate Degree$62,864$77,201$56,250

$36,760

Average Earnings

$42,483

Average Male

$31,351

Average Female

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Language

90.35% of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 9.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.67% of the population.

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White175,18420,16811.51%
Hispanic14,3916,47344.98%
Black5,2821,90836.12%
Multiple4,1671,56737.60%
Asian5,4971,34624.49%
Other1,58331820.09%
Native1165446.55%

15.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.31%

Male Poverty Rate

16.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 46.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is White, with 11.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.77%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.52%
High School14.47%
Some College9.79%
Bachelors or Greater4.80%

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Income

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,875$67,978
Families$66,947$83,564
Married Families$80,846$97,641
Non Families$28,879$41,077

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans

14,038

Number of Veterans

13,162

Male Veterans

876

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,951
First Gulf War1,942
Second Gulf War1,550
Korea1,480
World War II1,064
Name Veterans % of Total
White13,5558.66%
Black3017.24%
Hispanic2322.61%
2 or More894.15%
Asian661.57%
Other272.24%

$Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 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

75.12%

Born in Pennsylvania

94.49%

Native Born

5.51%

Foreign Born

3.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.49% of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 75.12% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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