Scranton, Pennsylvania 

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Population

76,624

+0.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.8%

Best Places to Live in Scranton, 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 Scranton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

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

Local Listings in Scranton
 $104,995 
131 N Bromley Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1154 SqFt
 $59,900 
634 N Main Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1596 SqFt
 $229,000 
1527 N Washington Ave
Bed 7 | Bath 3 | 3500 SqFt

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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QUICK FACTS

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

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Scranton is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Scranton jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Scranton's cost of living is 19.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Scranton's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Scranton, 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
Scranton's population is 76,624 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Scranton is $69,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.6%. 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. More Education


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Reviews for Scranton   21 Reviews
Good place to retire. Low crime and cheap. - 9/28/2019
I retired and moved here in 2008 because it was a cheap place to live and my house cost only $70,000 in '08. I found through time that the city is low in crime, has a... Read More

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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

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


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18504 18505 18510 18509 18508 18503

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NEW LISTINGS IN SCRANTON
$104,995
131 N Bromley Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$59,900
634 N Main Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$229,000
1527 N Washington Ave
Bed 7 | Bath 3

$44,500
3512 Odell Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$109,900
818 N Rebecca Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$229,000
404 Williamsburg Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$299,900
1800 Cherry St
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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