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A+ Hazleton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Hazleton Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% lower than Pennsylvania
8812% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hazleton cost of living
C+ Hazleton Crime Total crime is 22% lower than Pennsylvania
Total crime
1,40446% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7246% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-23%Year over year crime is down
Hazleton crime
F Hazleton Employment Household income is 41% lower than Pennsylvania
Median household income
$32,46041% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,91040% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%71% higher than the US average
Hazleton employment
B- Hazleton Housing Home value is 48% lower than Pennsylvania
Median home value
$87,20053% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$66830% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Hazleton real estate or Hazleton rentals
F Hazleton Schools HS graduation rate is 17% lower than Pennsylvania
High school grad. rates
71%14% lower than the US average
School test scores
25%50% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Hazleton K-12 schools or Hazleton colleges

Living in Hazleton, PA

Located in the state of Pennsylvania, Hazleton is a medium-sized city with a population of 24,954 people. With a population density of 4,151 people per square mile, Hazleton is well above the nation's average density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Hazleton is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and American Indian and Alaskan. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Hazleton are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 46% of the population also speak Spanish.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The best areas in Hazleton and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Pennsylvania and national averages.

With a livability score of 68/100, Hazleton is ranked #13,672 in the United States and #1,119 in Pennsylvania. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Hazleton ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+) and housing (B-). On a more negative note, Hazleton does not have favorable scores for the following: weather (D), education (F) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Hazleton on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Hazleton. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Hazleton are affordable. The median home price for Hazleton homes is $87,200, which is 48% lower than the Pennsylvania average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hazleton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 12.9% lower than the Pennsylvania average. Real estate appreciation rates in Hazleton are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Hazleton homes comes in at 25%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.2%.

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All it needs is some love!!!

Hazleton is a quaint city. The Italian culture is what makes it. However, the school system could be better, school board need to get their heads out of the cloud and figure what to do to make Hazleton SD a better place. The price of living is very cheap. A little elbow grease on some houses and they are golden. Also, the safety of the neighborhoods have gone through some clashes with new residents of New Jersey/New York settling in Hazleton. All it needs is some love!!!!
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Hazleton is improving nightlife

Some say Hazleton, PA is just an venerable coal mining town. Nevertheless, having grown up In Hazleton I am able to accept it as it is. Hazleton may have struggles but the solitaire you can find here make up for everything and more! The downtown area underwent a major renovation that is sure to last. A street that was deteriorated is now being nourished and brought back to par, improving nightlife. The Hazleton are covers a large portions of the county and is trying to get a new name for itself with the help of the new mayor, business owners, and citizens like me. Local restaurants are what making Hazleton come standard in nightlife.
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A very humble town

Hazleton is a very humble town but it is getting a lot better and many positive changes are being arranged in this town. A new park in center city will be opening this year. A new parking garage is also been built this year. The Laurel Mall is under revitalization with newer stores and businesses migrating into the mall. I'm extremely thrilled for all these new changes.
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Hazleton is only months from riots

Hazleton is downright bad. Huge racial divides. Huge illegal immigrant population which has completely ruined this city. Garbage all over ground, police not enforcing any rules, buildings with graffiti. Has lead to whites and foreigners hating each other. Shootings every night. They have a large industrial complex hiring many illegals which led to problems. Don't not enter mall on a Friday night or Saturday night, movie theater is due for huge problems in future. Foreigners have this saying, ...Its not our country or city, so who cares!
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72 really?

Hazleton is become a very dangerous place and has bad weather, crumbling infrastructure, massive pollution and poor schools.
The crime rate is high and funding is low for the police department with a lack officers for the new diverse population.
Mexican gangs have now been frequent here and drug use is rampant.
The city has been called the cancer capital of America due to the air quality and ground water pollution factors.
Amenities ranked as A is unreal. There isn't much here as say 25 years ago. Wow theres A decent Chinese buffet and a few old time restaurants and bars , a dying laurel mall and its 125 miles from new york city. that's about it!
These ratings just baffle an educated sociology graduate.
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Source: The Hazleton, PA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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