Hazleton, PA Population

Population: 23,329. Estimated population in July 2020: 22,125 (-5.2% change)
Males: 10,898 (46.7%), Females: 12,431 (53.3%)

Luzerne County

Zip code: 18201

Median resident age: 40.8 years
Median household income: $28,082
Median house value: $67,200

Races in Hazleton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.9%)
  • Other race (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black (0.8%)

Ancestries: Italian (32.1%), Polish (14.0%), German (13.8%), Irish (13.1%), Slovak (11.4%), Dutch (5.4%).

Elevation: 1620 feet

Land area: 6.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Hazleton

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hazleton city

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

3.7% Foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.3% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,252 (-8.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Hazleton:

  • HAZLETON GENERAL HOSPITAL (700 E BROAD ST)
  • HAZLETON-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (687 N CHURCH ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hazleton:

  • ST LUKE’S MINERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; COALDALE, PA)
  • MERCY SPECIAL CARE HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; NANTICOKE, PA)
  • BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER (about 21 miles; BERWICK, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hazleton:

  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 32 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; Abbreviation: AVP)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 41 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 44 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hazleton:

  • HAZLETON MUNI (about 2 miles; HAZLETON, PA; Abbreviation: HZL)
  • JAKE ARNER MEMORIAL (about 19 miles; LEHIGHTON, PA; Abbreviation: 22N)
  • WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY (about 24 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Abbreviation: WBW)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Hazleton:

  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE HAZLETON (Full-time enrollment: 1,302; Location: HIGHACRES; Public; Website: www.hn.psu.edu/)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 28; Location: 124 W BROAD ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)
  • HAZLETON AREA VOCATIONAL TECH SCH PRACT NURS PROG (Full-time enrollment: 26; Location: 1451 W. 23rd Street; Public)
  • SAINT JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER-HAZELTON (Location: 687 N CHURCH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.GHHA.ORG)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hazleton:

  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,582)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 33 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 33 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,880)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (about 39 miles; SCRANTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,093)
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; SCRANTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)

Schools

Public high school in Hazleton:

  • HAZLETON AREA HS (Students: 3,099; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Hazleton:

  • BISHOP HAFEY JR SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 677; Location: 1700 W 22ND STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Hazleton:

  • HEIGHTS TERRACE EL/MS (Students: 1,086; Grades: KG – 08)
  • HAZLE EL SCH (Students: 797; Grades: KG – 06)
  • ARTHUR STREET EL SCH (Students: 407; Grades: KG – 06)
  • HAZLETON AREA CAREER CENTER (Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Hazleton:

  • HOLY SPIRIT ACADEMY (Students: 314; Location: 225 EAST FOURTH STREET; Grades: PK – 6)
  • HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 209; Location: 35 N CHURCH ST; Grades: KG – 6)
  • ST JOSEPH MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 600 N LAUREL ST; Grades: PK – 6)
  • HAZELTON TRINITY KGTN & NURSER (Students: 169; Location: 100 N CHURCH; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST BYZANTINE (Students: 125; Location: 201 N WYOMING ST; Grades: PK – 6)
  • IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: 725 N. LOCUST ST; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Hazleton:

  • HAZLETON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $950,665; Location: 55 N CHURCH ST; 143,714 books; 1,285 audio materials; 2,296 video materials; 452 serial subscriptions)