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Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area


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2022 population: 567,998   ( 4,367 from 2010)
Land area: 1746.0 square miles
Population density: 325.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:445,100 78.36% 11.4%
Black:23,4184.12% 61.3%
Indian:6760.12% 22.7%
Asian:11,4962.02% 67.6%
2+ races:8,6031.51% 44.4%
Hispanic:78,70513.86% 141.4%
Total non-White:122,89821.64% 101.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:12,340 10.9
Deaths:18,28416.1
Net Migration: 4,3553.8
Net Immigration: 1,9021.7
Change in White population:-57,478 -10.2
Change in Non-White pop.:61,845 11.0




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
563,631
502,57889.17%
14,5182.58%
5510.10%
6,8591.22%
5,9591.06%
32,6105.79%
61,05310.83%

2000
560,625
538,56196.06%
8,0011.43%
4570.08%
3,5770.64%
2,8320.51%
6,8581.22%
22,0643.94%

1990
575,264
563,66897.98%
5,4470.95%
3810.07%
2,9060.51%
n/a
2,8620.50%
11,5962.02%

1980
597,420
589,79198.72%
3,2490.54%
1010.02%
1,7960.30%
n/a
2,4070.40%
7,6291.28%

1970
595,490
590,30299.13%
2,8270.47%
1310.02%
4620.08%
n/a
1,4950.25%
5,188 0.87%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
52,481 9.4
67,63612.1
4,5080.8
3,1720.6
-35,983 -6.4
38,989 7.0
1990's
NumberRate
60,909 10.6
74,21212.9
-19,707-3.4
2,3780.4
-25,107 -4.4
10,468 1.8
1980's
NumberRate
68,564 11.5
73,306 12.3
-13,782 -2.3
n/a
-26,123 -4.4
3,967 0.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-3,827 -0.6
n/a
-511 -0.1
2,441 0.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
42.2
114,423 20.1%
453,575 79.9%
113,463 20.0%
231,292
2.37
142,825 61.8%
99,212 69.5%
16,707 11.7%
88,467 38.2%

2010
NumberPercent
42.2
114,896 20.4%
448,735 79.6%
100,018 17.7%
230,395
2.36
145,422 63.1%
104,767 72.0%
14,969 10.3%
84,973 36.9%

2000
NumberPercent
40.4
120,645 21.5%
439,980 78.5%
107,961 19.3%
227,729
2.37
148,520 65.2%
114,974 77.4%
11,945 8.0%
79,209 34.8%

1990
NumberPercent
37.9
125,978 21.9%
449,286 78.1%
111,435 19.4%
222,869
2.50
155,290 69.7%
123,302 79.4%
10,103 6.5%
67,579 30.3%

1980
NumberPercent
35.4
147,483 24.7%
449,937 75.3%
96,289 16.1%
216,539
2.69
162,102 74.9%
131,916 81.4%
8,364 5.2%
54,437 25.1%

2022 Housing Data for Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units263,631 
Median Value$163,290 
Occupied231,29287.7%
Vacant32,33912.3%
Owned155,09567.1%
Rented76,19732.9%
Median Rent$908 
Single-Family Units199,54375.7%
    Detached170,96964.9%
    Attached28,57410.8%
Buldings with 5+ Units21,1058.0%
Mobile Homes8,4343.2%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00012,1915.3%
$10,000 to $14,99911,7625.1%
$15,000 to $19,99910,1224.4%
$20,000 to $24,99910,2684.4%
$25,000 to $29,99910,7004.6%
$30,000 to $34,99910,8804.7%
$35,000 to $39,9999,9164.3%
$40,000 to $44,9999,2494.0%
$45,000 to $49,9999,4344.1%
$50,000 to $59,99917,0317.4%
$60,000 to $74,99922,9259.9%
$75,000 to $99,99931,54613.6%
$100,000 to $124,99921,8409.4%
$125,000 to $149,99914,8146.4%
$150,000 to $199,99915,6186.8%
$200,000 or more12,9965.6%
Median Household Income62,271 
Per Capita Income34,344 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.85 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI12,9255.6%
Public Assistance8,7513.8%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps43,39218.8%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed219,50370.7%
Unemployed11,7093.8%
In Armed Forces2490.1%
Total Labor Force231,46174.6%
Not in Labor Force78,99225.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 29.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector101,17087,22653.7%
Non-Profit9,63617,46235.6%
Self-Employed12,7816,14967.5%
Local Government7,5369,03845.5%
State Government4,8743,78856.3%
Federal Government4,6593,41057.7%
Total Private + Self113,95193,37555.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.26,70533,69844.2%
Total140,656127,07352.5%
Pct. Govt.12.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts34,25812.8%
Sales and Office Occupations56,65121.1%
Professional, Technical58,44521.8%
Service Occupations47,62917.8%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing7480.3%
All others71,06426.5%
White Collar 55.7%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance45,546378.0%
Retail trade33,542278.4%
Manufacturing31,343260.2%
Educational services22,895190.0%
Accommodation and food services17,463144.9%
Transportation and warehousing16,596137.7%
Construction14,945124.0%
Public administration13,649113.3%
Finance and insurance12,228101.5%
Professional, scientific, technical11,96099.3%
Other services11,53395.7%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.10,34385.8%
Wholesale trade8,75072.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation4,99541.5%
Information4,04933.6%
Utilities2,95624.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing2,85123.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,34611.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction7866.5%
Management2712.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican10,5381.86%
Puerto Rican21,9853.88%
Cuban6650.12%
Dominican24,8364.38%
Total Central American3,9240.69%
Costa Rican270.00%
Guatemalan6080.11%
Honduran1,5210.27%
Nicaraguan3470.06%
Panamanian2360.04%
Salvadoran1,0400.18%
Other Central American1450.03%
Total South American3,4470.61%
Argentinean1460.03%
Bolivian520.01%
Chilean3590.06%
Colombian1,0180.18%
Ecuadorian1,1000.19%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian2380.04%
Uruguayan1690.03%
Venezuelan3650.06%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic3,6210.64%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian4,1500.73%
Chinese1,1810.21%
Filipino9510.17%
Korean6950.12%
Vietnamese4720.08%
Hmong2260.04%
Bhutanese2140.04%
Laotian1330.02%
Japanese1110.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English472,82887.9%
Spanish46,5498.7%
Other Indo-European7,6411.4%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic3,0400.6%
Other Asian2,0890.4%
German, other Germanic1,3410.2%
Other1,0540.2%
Chinese9770.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun7440.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
Irish110,95219.6%
Italian95,05916.8%
Polish90,49416.0%
German86,11315.2%
English35,6876.3%
Welsh21,7993.8%
American17,3073.1%
Russian16,7573.0%
Slovak15,7792.8%
Lithuanian11,8312.1%
Dutch6,6581.2%
French5,9311.0%
Ukrainian5,8731.0%
Scottish4,6610.8%
Pennsylvania German3,9380.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen546,66196.4%
Not a citizen20,6263.6%
Native527,47793.0%
Foreign-born39,8107.0%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
12,470 3.1%23,738 5.9%150,035 37.3%109,664 27.3%65,329 16.2%40,926 10.2%
  Average years of education: 13.3
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 12,470 3.1%
9-12 Years 23,738 5.9%
H.S. Grad or GED 150,035 37.3%
Some College 109,664 27.3%
Bach. Degree 65,329 16.2%
Grad Degree 40,926 10.2%
Average years of education: 13.3

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 552,078 511,274 40,804 7.4%
1991 555,266 506,880 48,386 8.7%
1992 564,964 510,352 54,612 9.7%
1993 563,030 514,092 48,938 8.7%
1994 562,348 516,142 46,206 8.2%
1995 562,790 518,986 43,804 7.8%
1996 564,018 522,488 41,530 7.4%
1997 569,024 528,110 40,914 7.2%
1998 561,912 526,506 35,406 6.3%
1999 557,280 525,520 31,760 5.7%
2000 547,736 520,666 27,070 4.9%
2001 549,982 519,360 30,622 5.6%
2002 546,364 512,132 34,232 6.3%
2003 545,328 511,300 34,028 6.2%
2004 550,842 516,110 34,732 6.3%
2005 554,526 523,562 30,964 5.6%
2006 557,508 527,896 29,612 5.3%
2007 561,308 532,688 28,620 5.1%
2008 568,636 533,968 34,668 6.1%
2009 565,840 517,208 48,632 8.6%
2010 560,286 508,482 51,804 9.2%
2011 561,512 510,590 50,922 9.1%
2012 564,306 512,494 51,812 9.2%
2013 563,158 514,492 48,666 8.6%
2014 559,496 519,852 39,644 7.1%
2015 558,900 523,634 35,266 6.3%
2016 560,824 527,314 33,510 6.0%
2017 556,446 524,954 31,492 5.7%
2018 553,928 524,932 28,996 5.2%
2019 554,654 524,444 30,210 5.4%
2020 548,720 492,394 56,326 10.3%
2021 549,716 510,330 39,386 7.2%
2022 554,022 525,924 28,098 5.1%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com