Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

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Population

555,485

0.0106% growth

Poverty Rate

15%


Median Age

43


Median Household Income

$54,115

6.34% growth

Number of Employees

265,952

0.56% growth

Median Property Value

$140,500

0.214% growth

About

In 2018, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA had a population of 555k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $54,115. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew from 555,426 to 555,485, a 0.0106% increase and its median household income grew from $50,891 to $54,115, a 6.34% increase.

The population of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is 82.6% White Alone, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.93% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are University of Scranton (1,560 degrees awarded in 2017), Wilkes University (1,559 degrees), and Marywood University (1,036 degrees).

The median property value in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is $140,500, and the homeownership rate is 67.5%. Most people in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA employs 266k people. The largest industries in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,819 people), Manufacturing (35,893 people), and Retail Trade (33,156 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,748), Public Administration ($52,452), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,470).

Median household income in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is $54,115. Males in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,119. The income inequality in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,115

2018 value

± $1,764

6.34%

1 Year Growth

± 4.09%

Households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA have a median annual income of $54,115, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,891 in 2017, which represents a 6.34% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,779

Average Male Salary

± $1,106

$52,119

Average Female Salary

± $786

In 2018, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $67,044 ± $4,236

  2. White

    $54,569 ± $688

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $45,677 ± $16,041

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.23 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2018 Wage GINI

0.472

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.472% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $99,119, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $90,122 and $88,569.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA (80.8k out of 537k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    63,752 ± 1,577

  2. Hispanic

    17,846 ± 811

  3. Black

    7,280 ± 590

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

266k

2018 Value

± 7,273

0.56%

1 Year growth

± 3.88%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew at a rate of 0.56%, from 264k employees to 266k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (36,584 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,426 people), and Production Occupations (22,350 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (36,584 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,426 people), and Production Occupations (22,350 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.76 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.71 times), and Production Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,178), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,910), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,743).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

266k

2018 Value

± 7,273

0.56%

1 Year growth

± 3.88%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew at a rate of 0.56%, from 264k employees to 266k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,819 people), Manufacturing (35,893 people), and Retail Trade (33,156 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, though some of these residents may live in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,819 people), Manufacturing (35,893 people), and Retail Trade (33,156 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.88 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.39 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,748), Public Administration ($52,452), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,470).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.5% of the population of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.67% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.48%

Uninsured

48.4%

Employer Coverage

18.6%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

0.67%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew by 7% from 4.19% to 4.48%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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Diversity

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is home to a population of 555k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.56% of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA residents were born outside of the country (30.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is composed of 459k White Alone residents (82.6%), 58.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.5%), 16.3k Black or African American Alone residents (2.93%), 10.9k Two or More Races residents (1.97%), 10k Asian Alone residents (1.81%), 588 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.106%), 382 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0688%), and 89 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.016%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

30.9k people

5.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

29.3k people

As of 2017, 5.56% of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA residents (30.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was 5.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    94,480 ± 7,519 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    85,267 ± 7,145 people

  3. China

    68,580 ± 6,412 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 94,480 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 85,267 and China with 68,580.

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Citizenship

96%

2018 Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96% of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    459k ± 231

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    58.5k ± 5.21k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    16.3k ± 1.95k

In 2018, there were 7.84 times more White Alone residents (459k people) in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58.5k Hispanic or Latino and 16.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,793 ± 1,527

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,117 ± 1,117

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,843 ± 784

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA awarded 8,971 degrees. The student population of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is skewed towards women, with 13,200 male students and 19,626 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are White (7,188 and 82.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (490 and 5.6%), Unknown (372 and 4.25%), and Black or African American (337 and 3.85%).

The largest universities in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA by number of degrees awarded are University of Scranton (1,560 and 17.4%), Wilkes University (1,559 and 17.4%), and Marywood University (1,036 and 11.5%).

The most popular majors in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are General Business Administration & Management (515 and 5.74%), Registered Nursing (485 and 5.41%), and Accounting (275 and 3.07%).

The median tuition costs in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA are $30,030 for private four year colleges, and $13,484 and $21,402 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 289 degrees awarded

  2. 248 degrees awarded

  3. 187 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was Registered Nursing with 289 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,560 degrees awarded

  2. 1,559 degrees awarded

  3. 1,036 degrees awarded

$13,484

Median In-State Public

$30,030

Median Private

In 2017, the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Scranton with 1,560 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,409

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,562

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,409 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, which is 0.613 times less than the 5,562 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,188 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    490 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    372 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA were to White students. These 7,188 degrees mean that there were 14.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 490 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was $140,500 in 2018, which is 0.612 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $140,200 to $140,500, a 0.214% increase. The homeownership rate in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$140,500

2018 Median

± $3,867

$140,200

2017 Median

± $4,773

In 2018, the median property value in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew to to $140,500 from the previous year's value of $140,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$54,115

Median Household Income

± $1,764

228k

Number of Households

± 6,615

In 2018, the median household income of the 228k households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA grew to $54,115 from the previous year's value of $50,891.

The following chart displays the households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%

2018 Homeownership

65.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.5% of the housing units in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.69% of the workforce in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.71%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.53%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.71%) and those who Worked At Home (4.53%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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