Scranton (zip 18505), Pennsylvania 

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Population

20,006

-2.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.7%

Median Income

$38,730

Median Home Price

$114,800

Median Age

38.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.7

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Scranton (zip 18505), 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 18505 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: Scranton (zip 18505)
Cost of Living: -22.2% 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.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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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 (zip 18505) is 8.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Scranton (zip 18505) jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Scranton (zip 18505)'s cost of living is 22.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Scranton (zip 18505)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 18505 zip code, 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 (zip 18505)'s population is 20,006 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Scranton (zip 18505) is Real Estate: $114,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.5%.

SCHOOLS
Scranton (zip 18505) 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 (zip 18505). More Education



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Housing Market in Scranton

It's a good time to buy in Scranton. Home Appreciation is up 19.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Scranton is $114,800.
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