Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

327,329

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 327,329 with a growth rate of 0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is the 12th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 321,017 and has seen a growth of 1.97% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029329,7294800.15%
2028329,2494800.15%
2027328,7694800.15%
2026328,2894800.15%
2025327,8094800.15%
2024327,3294800.15%
2023326,8494800.15%
2022326,3694800.15%
2021325,8896920.21%
2020325,1977,7592.44%
2019317,438-655-0.21%
2018318,093620.02%
2017318,0318390.26%
2016317,192-1,011-0.32%
2015318,203-1,066-0.33%
2014319,269-468-0.15%
2013319,737-1,495-0.47%
2012321,2321590.05%
2011321,073560.02%
2010321,017
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%
17904,904-324,825-98.51%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.15% (480)
County Website
Luzerne County
County Seat
2020 Population
325,197
Area
890 mi²
Density
368 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
0.66% (2,132)

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White262,19680.58%
Other race21,3676.57%
Two or more races20,6206.34%
Black or African American16,9815.22%
Asian3,5861.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3390.1%
Native American3070.09%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Median Age

42.2

Total

40.7

Male

43.9

Female

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 260,090 adults, (64,551 of whom are seniors) in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female163,11950.13%
Male162,27749.87%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All132,6082.3767.332.7
Married55,8433.0284.415.6
Non Family50,6241.2255.344.7
Female18,4343.2750.849.2
Male7,7073.056238
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2.98

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

67.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Luzerne 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

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

Luzerne 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 white people with a rate of 93.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.65%.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,800

Average Earnings

$50,389

Average Male

$35,718

Average Female

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language

85.67% of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 14.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.33% of the population.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White243,70826,89911.04%
Hispanic47,70013,52228.35%
Other20,7396,00328.95%
Multiple20,0815,71428.45%
Black14,6475,19435.46%
Asian3,5041744.97%
Native28011240%
Islander20762.9%
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14.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.5%

Male Poverty Rate

16.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 2.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.25%.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.78%
High School13.69%
Some College10.2%
Bachelors or Greater4.56%
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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.02%
Male Unemployed29.78%
Female Employed7.85%
Male Employed4.39%
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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

19,168

Number of Veterans

17,811

Male Veterans

1,357

Female Veterans

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.4%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Luzerne 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

72.32%

Born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

91.7%

Native Born

8.3%

Foreign Born

4.43%

Non Citizen

3.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.7% of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 72.32% having been born in Pennsylvania. 4.43% 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

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