Jermyn (zip 18433), Pennsylvania


Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Cost of living
-Historic interest

Cons

-Economy
-Isolation
-Arts & culture

Location

Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border
Profile: Small-industrial-city complex
Elevation: 930
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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.

The city complex lies at the southwest end of the crescent-shaped Lackawanna River Valley where that river empties into the Susquehanna River. Surrounding the valley to the northwest and east, mountains provide protection from winds and also influence temperature and precipitation during both summer and winter. Summers are relatively cool with frequent showers and thunderstorm activity. Winter temperatures are not severe, and most precipitation occurs as rain. However, when warm moist air from the valleys to the southwest collides with cold air from the north, snow and blizzards can occur. The area is cloudier and rainier than most areas of the state. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.


Highlights


CITY - Jermyn
ZIP CODES - Jermyn (zip 18433)
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Quick Facts About Jermyn


ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Jermyn (zip 18433) is 6.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Jermyn (zip 18433) jobs have Decreased by 0.05 percent.

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Jermyn (zip 18433)'s cost of living is 1.30% Lower than the U.S. average.

POPULATION
As of 2014, Jermyn (zip 18433)'s population is 7,094 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.04 percent.

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Jermyn (zip 18433) is $153,900. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.50 percent.

SCHOOLS
Jermyn (zip 18433) public schools spend $12,834 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Jermyn (zip 18433).


Jermyn Housing Market


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