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0.21% decline
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0.87% growth
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0.44% decline
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1.59% growth

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The economy of Lackawanna County, PA employs 97,157 people. The economy of Lackawanna County, PA is specialized in Wholesale trade; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.28; 1.2; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lackawanna County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (16,081), Retail trade (12,238), and Educational Services (10,741), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,864), Utilities ($55,980), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($52,813).

Median household income in Lackawanna County, PA is $46,673. Males in Lackawanna County, PA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,584. The income inequality of Lackawanna County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lackawanna County, PA. In Lackawanna County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 74 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,383. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Lackawanna County, PA is home to a population of 213,006 people, from which 97.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lackawanna County, PA is composed of 186,142 White residents (87.4%), 13,462 Hispanic residents (6.32%), 5,626 Black residents (2.64%), 4,797 Asian residents (2.25%), and 2,614 Two+ residents (1.23%). The most common foreign languages in Lackawanna County, PA are Spanish (8,099 speakers), Other Indic (1,423 speakers), and Italian (1,374 speakers), but compared to other places, Lackawanna County, PA has a relative high number of Gujarati (911 speakers), Italian (1,374 speakers), and Other Indic (1,423 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lackawanna County, PA awarded 4,215 degrees. The student population of Lackawanna County, PA is skewed towards females, with 1,771 male students and 2,444 female students. Most students in Lackawanna County, PA are White (3,124 and 74.1%), followed by Unknown (423 and 10%), Hispanic or Latino (206 and 4.89%), and Black or African American (177 and 4.2%). The largest universities in Lackawanna County, PA by number of graduates are University of Scranton (1,687 and 40%), Marywood University (889 and 21.1%), and Lackawanna College (428 and 10.2%). The most popular majors in Lackawanna County, PA are Registered Nursing (138 and 3.27%), General Biological Sciences (125 and 2.97%), and General Business Administration & Management (123 and 2.92%). The median tuition costs in Lackawanna County, PA are $31,250 for private four year colleges, and $13,174 and $20,608 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lackawanna County, PA is $147,100, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $144,800 to $147,100, a 1.59% increase. The homeownership rate of Lackawanna County, PA is 65.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lackawanna County, PA have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lackawanna County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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