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Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area&

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Population
555,225
0.53% decline
Median Age
42.7
Median Household Income
$47,422
4.53% decline
Poverty Rate
14.3%
Number of Employees
256,710
1.91% decline
Median Property Value
$138,700
4.36% growth

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Economy

The economy of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area employs 256,710 people. The economy of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Manufacturing; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.28; 1.22; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (41,182), Retail trade (35,453), and Manufacturing (30,213), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,202), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,700), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($40,452).

Median household income in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area is $47,422. Males in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,584. The income inequality of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area. In Pennsylvania 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 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,864. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area is from the state of Pennsylvania.

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Diversity

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area is home to a population of 555,225 people, from which 97.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area is composed of 471,184 White residents (84.9%), 49,201 Hispanic residents (8.86%), 17,102 Black residents (3.08%), 8,952 Asian residents (1.61%), and 8,084 Two+ residents (1.46%). The most common foreign languages in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area are Spanish (28,804 speakers), Italian (2,548 speakers), and Other Indic (2,004 speakers), but compared to other places, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area has a relative high number of Italian (2,548 speakers), Polish (1,691 speakers), and Gujarati (1,135 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area awarded 8,874 degrees. The student population of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 3,528 male students and 5,346 female students. Most students in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area are White (7,053 and 79.5%), followed by Unknown (642 and 7.23%), Hispanic or Latino (412 and 4.64%), and Black or African American (300 and 3.38%). The largest universities in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area by number of graduates are University of Scranton (1,687 and 19%), Wilkes University (1,402 and 15.8%), and Marywood University (889 and 10%). The most popular majors in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area are General Business Administration & Management (381 and 4.29%), Registered Nursing (268 and 3.02%), and General Biological Sciences (211 and 2.38%). The median tuition costs in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area are $31,946 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 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area is $138,700, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $132,900 to $138,700, a 4.36% increase. The homeownership rate of Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area is 66.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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