Income/capita 31%
Household income 31%
Unemployment 5%
Income per capita$20,447$30,137$29,829
Median household income$38,232$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,063$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,403$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$27,436$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$19,451$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate4.4%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level23.1%13.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Scranton is 31% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Scranton is 31% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Scranton is 5% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Scranton is 53% higher than the national average

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      Scranton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.3%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector13.1%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%6.0%
      Wholesale & retail services19.0%15.9%
      Public administration6.2%2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.7%2.4%
      Education, health & social services15.9%40.5%

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      Upper Exeter, PA814$90,20863%
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      Dalton, PA1,281$75,73537%
      Clarks Green, PA1,435$75,41736%
      Clarks Summit, PA5,041$74,30434%
      Scranton, PA76,380$38,23231%

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      Baldwin Park, CA76,511$53,6513%
      Springdale, AR76,188$44,85419%
      Camden, NJ76,005$26,21453%
      Kalamazoo, MI75,885$34,76737%
      St. Joseph, MO76,901$43,54321%
      Scranton, PA76,380$38,23231%
      Source: The Scranton, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).