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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.


  • Profile: Small-industrial-city complex
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 930
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Scranton
  • Zip Codes: Scranton (zip 18509)

Quick Facts About Scranton

    The unemployment rate in Scranton (zip 18509) is 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Scranton (zip 18509) jobs have Decreased by 0.05 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Scranton (zip 18509)'s cost of living is 7.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Scranton (zip 18509)'s population is 14,243 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.38 percent.
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Scranton (zip 18509) is $120,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.60 percent.
    Scranton (zip 18509) public schools spend $12,834 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 9.4 students per teacher in Scranton (zip 18509).

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