Luzerne, PA Population

Population: 2,952. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,805 (-5.0% change)
Males: 1,388 (47.0%), Females: 1,564 (53.0%)

Zip code: 18709

Median resident age: 42.8 years
Median household income: $27,614
Median house value: $69,000

Races in Luzerne:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.7%)

Ancestries: Polish (27.8%), German (13.9%), Irish (11.8%), Italian (10.2%), English (7.7%), Lithuanian (7.2%).

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Luzerne

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Luzerne borough

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -276 (-8.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Luzerne:

  • MERCY HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA)
  • PENN STATE GEISINGERY WYOMING VALLEY (about 2 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA)
  • WVHCS HOSPITAL INC (about 2 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Luzerne:

  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 13 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; Abbreviation: AVP)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 54 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 64 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Luzerne:

  • WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY (about 3 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Abbreviation: WBW)
  • SKYHAVEN (about 17 miles; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Abbreviation: 76N)
  • HAZLETON MUNI (about 22 miles; HAZLETON, PA; Abbreviation: HZL)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Luzerne:

  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,582)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (about 20 miles; SCRANTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,093)
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; SCRANTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 43 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,880)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 53 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
Private primary/middle school in Luzerne:

  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 157; Location: 469 MILLER ST; Grades: PK – 5)

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