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Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area is 562,644. The Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area population density is 316.76 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 277.04 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area is white, which represent 92.07% of the total population. The average Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 562,644. #92

Population Density, #90

Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area
316.76 per square mile
277.04 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:518,013 (92.07%, #251)
Black:18,491 (3.29%, #463)
Hispanic:38,126 (6.78%, #364)
Asian:7,512 (1.34%, #327)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,435 (0.26%, #611)
One Race, Other:9,228 (1.64%, see rank)
Two or More Races:7,965 (1.42%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:7,166 (18.80%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:11,721 (30.74%, see rank)
Cuban:601 (1.58%, see rank)
Central American:2,088 (5.48%, see rank)
South American:2,791 (7.32%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:2,804 (37.33%, see rank)
Chinese:1,344 (17.89%, see rank)
Filipino:542 (7.22%, see rank)
Japanese:169 (2.25%, see rank)
Korean:564 (7.51%, see rank)
Vietnamese:547 (7.28%, see rank)
Asian, Other:1,542 (20.53%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

510,475 (90.73%) out of the total population of 562,644 reported first ancestry.

 Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Arab3,6740.65%, see rank0.49%0.56%
Czech1,8630.33%, see rank0.40%0.47%
Danish5910.11%, see rank0.13%0.42%
Dutch10,4321.85%, see rank1.76%1.40%
English37,5096.67%, see rank7.42%8.02%
French8,1521.45%, see rank1.87%3.34%
German107,14919.04%, see rank27.27%15.03%
Greek2,1170.38%, see rank0.50%0.41%
Hungarian3,2570.58%, see rank1.03%0.46%
Irish121,49321.59%, see rank16.97%10.80%
Italian108,21019.23%, see rank12.13%5.52%
Norwegian1,1790.21%, see rank0.33%1.42%
Polish110,82819.70%, see rank6.62%3.01%
Portuguese7930.14%, see rank0.15%0.44%
Russian18,8713.35%, see rank1.47%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,9450.35%, see rank1.18%0.99%
Scottish5,1840.92%, see rank1.50%1.72%
Subsaharan African1,5160.27%, see rank0.74%0.95%
Swedish2,5820.46%, see rank0.82%1.27%
Swiss1,5030.27%, see rank0.51%0.30%
Ukrainian7,1641.27%, see rank0.88%0.31%
American24,7194.39%, see rank5.22%7.12%
Welsh27,9364.97%, see rank1.30%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 274,978 (48.87%, see rank)
Females: 287,666 (51.13%, see rank)

Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area
Male: 48.87%
Female: 51.13%
Male: 48.84%
Female: 51.16%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area
42.60 years old
40.40 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area
40.90 years old
38.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area
44.20 years old
41.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Under 5 years28,9605.15%, see rank5.64%6.36%
5 to 9 years30,7985.47%, see rank5.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years32,0675.70%, see rank6.07%6.59%
15 to 19 years36,9096.56%, see rank6.84%6.85%
20 to 24 years37,8256.72%, see rank6.86%7.13%
25 to 34 years65,17211.58%, see rank12.38%13.47%
35 to 44 years68,03312.09%, see rank12.21%12.96%
45 to 54 years82,33614.63%, see rank14.70%14.09%
55 to 64 years77,87513.84%, see rank13.41%12.29%
65 to 74 years52,1199.26%, see rank8.32%7.64%
75 to 84 33,3745.93%, see rank5.18%4.25%
85 years and over17,1763.05%, see rank2.50%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Scranton, Wilkes, Barre AreaPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population396,085, 100%8,764,740209,056,129
Less Than High School43,127, 10.89%, see rank11.03%13.67%
High School Graduate156,066, 39.40%, see rank36.75%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree106,415, 26.87%, see rank24.12%29.09%
Bachelor Degree56,560, 14.28%, see rank17.14%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree33,917, 8.56%, see rank10.96%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.27, see rank13.4913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area PennsylvaniaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten13,93669.67%30.33%62.52%37.48%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)49,76890.03%, see rank9.97%, see rank86.09%13.91%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)27,50187.02%, see rank12.98%, see rank87.25%12.75%90.60%9.40%
College31,94746.54%, see rank53.46%, see rank63.29%36.71%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School6,20432.03%, see rank67.97%, see rank44.72%55.28%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Scranton, Wilkes, Barre AreaPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total Households225,565, 100%4,957,736116,211,092
Average Household Size2.40, see rank2.492.63
1 Person Households70,788, 31.38%, see rank29.56%27.57%
2 or More Person Households154,777, 68.62%, see rank70.44%72.43%
Family Households (Families)143,031, 63.41%, see rank64.63%66.22%
Average Family Size3.10, see rank3.173.32
Married-Couple Family102,767, 45.56%, see rank48.29%48.42%
Nonfamily Households82,534, 36.59%, see rank35.37%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area%PennsylvaniaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total470,819see rank10,512,604252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over227,941100%, see rank5,082,468123,281,364
Never Married82,92736.38%, see rank36.13%35.77%
Married115,39050.62%, see rank52.34%52.04%
Widowed8,0993.55%, see rank3.10%2.57%
Divorced21,5259.44%, see rank8.43%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over242,878100%, see rank5,430,136129,692,771
Never Married71,36229.38%, see rank30.18%29.48%
Married113,99946.94%, see rank48.71%49.19%
Widowed31,33012.90%, see rank10.75%9.16%
Divorced26,18710.78%, see rank10.35%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area%PennsylvaniaU.S.
Native534,39094.98%, see rank93.87%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence435,67977.43%, see rank73.68%58.73%
Born in Different State92,53416.45%, see rank18.61%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
6,1771.10%, see rank1.58%1.42%
Foreign Born28,2545.02%, see rank6.13%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship12,4052.20%, see rank3.15%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship15,8492.82%, see rank2.98%7.09%
Born In Europe4,9030.87%, see rank1.34%1.53%
Born In Asia7,4181.32%, see rank2.36%3.82%
Born In Africa6540.12%, see rank0.44%0.55%
Born In Oceania690.01%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America14,7742.63%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America4360.08%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Scranton, Wilkes, Barre Area%PennsylvaniaU.S.
English204,08690.48%, see rank88.50%79.39%
Spanish10,6124.70%, see rank4.69%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages8,6233.82%, see rank4.40%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1,5640.69%, see rank1.81%3.36%
Other6800.30%, see rank0.60%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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