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What Bert Has To Say About Scranton--Wilkes-Barre Metro Area

The Scranton area is gaining some ground as a gateway to the Pocono Mountains, a recreational area to the north and east with skiing and watersports. Local museums focusing on industrial heritage, such as the Anthracite Complex and the Steamtown National Historic Site, are excellent models of working historic preservation and education. The location is isolated from big-city amenities and services. There is talk of reviving commuter rail passenger service into New Jersey, which could give the area a big boost as a residential area and base for telecommuters and small business. It will take some time, but perhaps the low cost of living and strategic location relative to major eastern markets will bring the area a long-awaited economic resurgence.


Quick Facts About Pittston

    The unemployment rate in Pittston is 6.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Pittston jobs have Decreased by 0.05 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Pittston's cost of living is 13.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Pittston's population is 7,740 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.41 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Pittston is $88,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.50 percent.
    Pittston public schools spend $12,338 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.7 students per teacher in Pittston.

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This area is really going to the dogs - corrupt politicians, a run-down building being destroyed by fire every week, etc. Sure there are some new businesses moving in,... (read more)
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