Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 

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Population

316,982

-0.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

9.6%

Median Income

$45,118

Median Home Price

$136,900

Median Age

43

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.6

summer / winter

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

luzerne, PA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Luzerne County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, 101 total
Zip Codes: 18702, 18704, 18201, 18612, 18640, 18707, 18706, 18705, 18634, 18643, 40 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Luzerne County is 9.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Luzerne County jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Luzerne County's cost of living is 19.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Luzerne County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Luzerne county remained strongly Republican, 56.6% to 42.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Luzerne County's population is 316,982 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Luzerne County is Real Estate: $136,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.3%.

SCHOOLS
Luzerne County public schools spend $13,181 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Luzerne County. More Education



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Housing Market in luzerne

It's a good time to buy in Luzerne. Home Appreciation is up 17.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Luzerne is $136,900.

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ZIP CODES IN LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
18702, 18704, 18201, 18612, 18640, 18707, 18706, 18705, 18634, 18643, 40 total

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