Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Population

552,528

-0.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

9.0%

Median Income

$45,812

Median Home Price

$150,000

Median Age

42.8

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.6

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area, 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 the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: Pennsylvania
County:
Metro Area: Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area
City: Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, 174 total
Zip Codes: 18702, 18704, 18201, 18411, 18504, 18505, 18612, 18640, 18707, 18706, 72 total
Cost of Living: -17.1% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, 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.


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area is 9.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area's cost of living is 17.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metro area remained moderately Republican, 52.8% to 46.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area's population is 552,528 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area is Real Estate: $150,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.1%.

SCHOOLS
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area public schools spend $13,435 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton

It's a good time to buy in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton. Home Appreciation is up 17.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton is $150,000.
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ZIP CODES IN SCRANTON--WILKES-BARRE--HAZLETON METRO AREA, PENNSYLVANIA
18702, 18704, 18201, 18411, 18504, 18505, 18612, 18640, 18707, 18706, 72 total

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