Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 317,624 with a growth rate of 0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is the 12th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018317,646220.01%
2017317,6246060.19%
2016317,018-960-0.30%
2015317,978-1,174-0.37%
2014319,152-479-0.15%
2013319,631-1,491-0.46%
2012321,1221620.05%
2011320,960-28-0.01%
2010320,988-7,161-2.18%
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%

How Many People Live in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania?

317,624

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White281,85888.67%
Black or African American14,6674.61%
Some Other Race10,5773.33%
Two or More Races6,0141.89%
Asian3,9261.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native6610.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1810.06%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Median Age

43


Total

40.9


Male

44.8


Female

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 255,393 adults, (61,573 of whom are seniors) in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

160,912

50.62%

Male

156,972

49.38%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
All68.6%31.4%
Male63.7%36.3%
Non Family56.2%43.8%
Female49.1%50.9%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All128,0542.3968.6
Married57,2703.0385
Non Family46,7601.1856.2
Female16,9623.2449.1
Male7,0623.0663.7

2.99

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,1453.15%
9th to 12th Grade17,0317.51%
High School Graduate88,22938.90%
Some College39,68917.50%
Associates Degree22,1979.79%
Bachelors Degree32,81214.47%
Graduate Degree19,7328.70%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White198,848182,61648,707
Hispanic17,20011,0401,734
Black7,8986,259617
Other Race5,3453,022492
Asian2,5122,1781,298
Multiple Races1,9921,702339
Native American36725433
Islander1166347

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,841$41,568$30,672
Less Than High School$23,262$28,859$15,965
High School Grad$29,153$35,612$23,442
Some College$35,610$42,094$30,769
Bachelors Degree$48,123$55,372$41,689
Graduate Degree$66,073$75,404$60,925

$35,841

Average Earnings

$41,568

Average Male

$30,672

Average Female

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Language

88.50% of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 11.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.51% of the population.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White254,71827,53010.81%
Hispanic34,08911,84434.74%
Black12,1045,11642.27%
Other10,3454,21740.76%
Multiple5,7212,17438.00%
Asian3,83262216.23%
Native58531253.33%
Islander1764525.57%

14.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.39%

Male Poverty Rate

16.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 53.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is White, with 10.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.28%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.09%
High School12.89%
Some College9.47%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Income

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,646$67,158
Families$66,313$80,207
Married Families$79,946$94,112
Non Families$28,542$41,237

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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

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 45-54.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans

22,088

Number of Veterans

20,776

Male Veterans

1,312

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,055
First Gulf War2,930
Korea2,520
Second Gulf War2,355
World War II1,211
Name Veterans % of Total
White21,3419.21%
Black4964.88%
Hispanic4432.01%
2 or More1314.51%
Other670.97%
Asian270.92%
Indian265.90%

$Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

7.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

61%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Luzerne 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

75.59%

Born in Pennsylvania

93.62%

Native Born

6.38%

Foreign Born

3.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.62% of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 75.59% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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