Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty), Pennsylvania 

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Population

1,835

+11.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$59,667

Median Home Price

$160,500

Best Places to Live in Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty), Pennsylvania

Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Benton township (Lackawanna County), while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Nearby recreation
-Cost of living
-Historic interest
Cons
-Economy
-Isolation
-Arts & culture


What Bert Has To Say About Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 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.


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City: Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty)
Zip Codes: 18420
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty) is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty) jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty)'s cost of living is 9.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Benton township (Lackawanna County), while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Lackawanna county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty)'s population is 1,835 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 11.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty) is $160,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.4%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty) public schools spend $17,554 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.6 students per teacher in Benton township (Lackawanna Cnty). More Education


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