Scranton, Pennsylvania 

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Population

76,532

+0.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.7%

Median Income

$37,551

Median Home Price

$121,700

Median Age

36.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.7

summer / winter

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.
Zip Codes: 18504 18505 18510 18509 18508 18503
Cost of Living: -23.8% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

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Scranton, PA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Scranton is 8.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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 23.8% 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
In the last Presidential election, Lackawanna county remained moderately Democratic, 53.6% to 45.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Scranton's population is 76,532 people. Since 2020, 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 Real Estate: $121,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.6%.

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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Housing Market in Scranton

It's a good time to buy in Scranton. Home Appreciation is up 20.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Scranton is $121,700.
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Reviews for Scranton   20 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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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

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