Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 316,533 with a growth rate of -0.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is the 13th largest county inPennsylvania. The 2010 Population was 320,998 and has seen a growth of -1.39% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021316,533-442-0.14%
2020316,975-442-0.14%
2019317,417-442-0.14%
2018317,859510.02%
2017317,8086360.20%
2016317,172-887-0.28%
2015318,059-1,091-0.34%
2014319,150-487-0.15%
2013319,637-1,510-0.47%
2012321,1471410.04%
2011321,00680.00%
2010320,998-7,151-2.18%
1990328,149-14,930-4.35%
1980343,0797780.23%
1970342,301-4,671-1.35%
1960346,972-45,269-11.54%
1950392,241-49,277-11.16%
1940441,518-3,591-0.81%
1930445,10954,11813.84%
1920390,99147,80513.93%
1910343,18686,06533.47%
1900257,12155,91827.79%
1890201,20368,13851.21%
1880133,065-27,850-17.31%
1870160,91570,67178.31%
186090,24434,17260.94%
185056,07212,06627.42%
184044,00616,62760.73%
183027,3797,35236.71%
182020,0271,91810.59%
181018,1095,27041.05%
180012,8397,935161.81%
17904,9040.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.14% (-442)
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
320,998
Growth Since 2010
-1.39% (-4,465)
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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White278,30387.61%
Black or African American16,2125.10%
Some Other Race11,9203.75%
Two or More Races6,4582.03%
Asian3,9681.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native6260.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1760.06%
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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid $2021

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Median Age

42.8


Total

40.8


Male

44.7


Female

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 255,108 adults, (62,285 of whom are seniors) in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

160,653

50.57%

Male

157,010

49.43%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female49.3%50.7%
Non Family55.4%44.6%
Male62.9%37.1%
All68%32%
Married84.7%15.3%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All128,6602.3768
Married57,0053.0184.7
Non Family47,6081.255.4
Female17,3383.2349.3
Male6,7093.0862.9

2.97

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,1723.16%
9th to 12th Grade15,9307.01%
High School Graduate88,53138.99%
Some College40,59917.88%
Associates Degree22,90910.09%
Bachelors Degree32,12814.15%
Graduate Degree19,8208.73%
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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White197,023181,81247,596
Hispanic18,81712,6112,004
Black8,8017,133747
Other Race6,1533,713686
Asian2,5842,2611,320
2+ Races2,1901,919428
Native American37027142
Islander1286744

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.28%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.08%.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,929$42,598$31,253
Less Than 9th Grade$25,218$30,047$16,897
High School Graduate$30,134$36,088$24,035
Some College$36,687$43,682$31,064
Bachelors Degree$50,540$57,473$43,479
Graduate Degree$67,309$77,316$62,209

$36,929

Average Earnings

$42,598

Average Male

$31,253

Average Female

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language

87.90% of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 12.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.10% of the population.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White251,09226,60810.60%
Hispanic36,71512,28333.45%
Black13,4595,92444.02%
Other11,6383,99834.35%
Multiple6,1062,22236.39%
Asian3,87064316.61%
Native56424242.91%
Islander171127.02%

14.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.02%

Male Poverty Rate

16.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is Black, with 44.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 7.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.93%.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.93%
High School13.20%
Some College9.00%
Bachelors or Greater4.02%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.81%
Male Unemployed31.03%
Female Employed7.43%
Male Employed5.01%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,473$69,548
Families$68,437$83,309
Married Families$82,678$97,801
Non Families$30,324$42,950
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Income by Household Type

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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Luzerne 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.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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21,704

Number of Veterans

20,400

Male Veterans

1,304

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,209
First Gulf War3,123
Second Gulf War2,587
Korea2,293
World War II1,017

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+6,576
65 to 746,300
35 to 544,600
55 to 643,169
18 to 341,059

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White20,8309.09%
Black5204.57%
Hispanic4771.99%
2+ Races1705.51%
Other Race1251.61%
Asian321.07%
Native American275.83%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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5.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

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Luzerne 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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75.20%

Born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

93.32%

Native Born

6.68%

Foreign Born

3.63%

Non Citizen

3.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.32% of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 75.20% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Luzerne 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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