Scranton, PA Population

Population: 76,415. Estimated population in July 2020: 73,120 (-4.3% change)
Males: 35,543 (46.5%), Females: 40,872 (53.5%)

Lackawanna County

Zip codes: 18503, 18504, 18505, 18508, 18509, 18510, 18512.

Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $28,805
Median house value: $78,200

Races in Scranton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.3%)
  • Black (3.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)

Ancestries: Irish (30.3%), Italian (19.4%), German (15.7%), Polish (14.8%), Welsh (6.9%), English (5.8%).

Elevation: 754 feet

Land area: 25.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Scranton

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scranton city

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

3.1% Foreign born (1.3% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -5,470 (-6.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Scranton:

  • ALLIED SERVICES INST OF REHAB MEDICINE (475 MORGAN HIGHWAY P O BOX 1103)
  • COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (1822 MULBERRY ST)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (746 JEFFERSON AVE)
  • MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITAL (700 QUINCY AVE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Scranton:

  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 7 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; Abbreviation: AVP)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 55 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
  • GREATER BINGHAMTON/EDWIN A LINK FIELD (about 59 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; Abbreviation: BGM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Scranton:

  • SEAMANS FIELD (about 14 miles; FACTORYVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: 9N3)
  • WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY (about 16 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Abbreviation: WBW)
  • SPRING HILL (about 20 miles; STERLING, PA; Abbreviation: 70N)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Scranton:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (Full-time enrollment: 4,093; Location: LINDEN AND MONROE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.scranton.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,203; Location: 2300 ADAMS AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.marywood.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • LACKAWANNA JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 641; Location: 501 VINE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ljc.edu)
  • ALLIED MEDICAL AND TECHNICAL CAREERS (Full-time enrollment: 193; Location: 517 ASH STREET; Private, for-profit)
  • JOHNSON TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 164; Location: 3427 N MAIN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.jti.org)
  • HARRISON CAREER INSTITUTE-SCRANTON (Full-time enrollment: 104; Location: 1636 NAY AUG AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.HARRISONCAREERINST.COM)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 82; Location: 219 LACKAWANNA AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)
  • CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTER OF LACKAWANNA COUNTY (Full-time enrollment: 56; Location: 3201 ROCKWELL AVE; Public; Website: CTC.Tec.PA.US)
  • YESHIVATH BETH MOSHE (Full-time enrollment: 44; Location: 930 HICKORY ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY (Location: 1822 MULBERRY ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • SAVONAROLA THEO SEM OF THE POLISH NATL CATHOLIC CH (Location: 1031 CEDAR AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • SCRANTON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM (Location: 700 QUINCY AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Scranton:

  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,582)
  • EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 43 miles; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,985)
  • SUNY AT BINGHAMTON (about 51 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; Full-time enrollment: 11,498)
  • BROOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,081)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 57 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,334)

Schools

Public high schools in Scranton:

  • SCRANTON HS (Students: 1,847; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST SCRANTON HS (Students: 906; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Scranton:

  • SCRANTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 1000 WYOMING AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • BISHOP HANNON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 423; Location: 330 WYOMING AVE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • BISHOP OHARA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 400; Location: 501 E DRINKER STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • MILTON EISNER YESHIVA HIGH SCH (Students: 65; Location: 930 HICKORY STREET BOX 1141; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • REVIVAL BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 12; Location: 2020 NORTH MAIN AVENUE; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Scranton:

  • NORTHEAST INTRMD SCH (Students: 895; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WEST SCRANTON INTRMD SCH (Students: 762; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NEIL ARMSTRONG #40 (Students: 535; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SOUTH SCRANTON INTRMD SCH (Students: 496; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FRANCES WILLARD #32 (Students: 478; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MCNICHOLS PLAZA (Students: 370; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ROBERT MORRIS #27 (Students: 369; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JOHN MARSHALL #41 (Students: 350; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY #7 (Students: 266; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JOHN G WHITTIER #2 (Students: 262; Grades: KG – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Scranton:

  • NATIVITY OF OUR LORD SCHOOL (Students: 431; Location: 638 HEMLOCK ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 356; Location: 115 S LINCOLN AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: 312 WILLIAM STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST CLARE SCHOOL (Students: 265; Location: 2215 N WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: PK – 3)
  • ST MARY ASSUMPTION SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 430 RIVER STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 232; Location: 1527 PENN AVENUE; Grades: 4 – 8)
  • ST ANNS MONASTERY SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 1228 ST ANNS STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SCRANTON HEBREW DAY SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 540 MONROE AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON CAMPUS (Students: 139; Location: 134 SCHOOL ST.; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MARYWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTE (Students: 53; Location: MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY 2300 ADAMS; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Scranton:

  • SCRANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,520,288; Location: 500 VINE STREET; 203,747 books; 14,163 audio materials; 13,848 video materials; 476 serial subscriptions)