Scranton demographics profile

StatisticScrantonPennsylvaniaNational
Population76,38012,783,977318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,01828791
Median age36.740.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%40%43%
Speak English84%89%79%
Speak Spanish8%5%13%
Scranton, PA has a population of 76,380 and is the 459th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,018 per sq mi which is 952% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 3231% higher than the national average. The median age in Scranton is 37 which is approximately 10% lower than the Pennsylvania average of 41. In Scranton, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 84% speak English and 8% speak Spanish. 67% of Scranton residents were born in Pennsylvania, 20% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Scranton is 952% higher than Pennsylvania.
  • The median age in Scranton is 10% lower than Pennsylvania.
  • In Scranton 84.96% of the population is White.
  • In Scranton 6.76% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Scranton 4.30% of the population is Asian.

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Scranton population breakdown by race

RaceScrantonPennsylvaniaNational
White84.96%81.37%73.35%
Black or African American6.76%11.03%12.63%
Asian4.30%3.14%5.22%
American Indian0.15%0.20%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.73%2.24%3.06%
Other race1.07%1.98%4.75%
In Scranton, 12.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Scranton age breakdown

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Source: The Scranton, PA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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