Scranton, Pennsylvania 

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Population

77,118

6% Decline

Unemployment Rate

6.3%

Median Income

$37,551

Avg. Home Price

$67,000

Best Places to Live in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border
Pros
-Nearby recreation
-Cost of living
-Historic interest
Cons
-Economy
-Isolation
-Arts & culture

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Scranton
Zip Codes: 18504 18505 18510 18509 18508 18503
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Scranton is 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Scranton jobs have increased by 0.75%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Scranton's cost of living is 20.20% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Scranton's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Scranton's population is 77,118 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.73%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Scranton is $67,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.70%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Scranton public schools spend $13,180 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14 students per teacher in Scranton. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Scranton

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Reviews for Scranton   20 Reviews
good place for psychopaths to live - 2/20/2018
This is a very corrupt area. Recently there were articles in the paper about four million dollars of taxpayer money that was misspent on strange, non-approved "fees" to... Read More

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NORTH SCRANTON IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE IN NEPA!!! - 3/18/2015
LOVE LIVING IN NORTH SCRANTON PA....MY WIFE AND I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 12 YEARS AND HAVE MET SO MANY NICE PEOPLE. BEING FROM NY DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE MOVED... Read More

SCRANTON LIVING IS AWESOME - 6/27/2014
I HAVE LIVED IN NORTH SCRANTON FOR 10YRS, I REALLY ENJOY LIFE HERE. THERE IS SO MUCH TO OFFER, SUPER LOW COST OF LIVING, HOUSING IS CHEAP TO BUY FOR A NICE HOME. WE HAVE... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
18504 18505 18510 18509 18508 18503