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Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton is a city located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415. It is the county seat of Lackawanna County6.

Geography Scranton is located at 41°24'38" North, 75°40'3" West (41.410629, -75.667411)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 65.9 km² (25.4 mi²). 65.3 km² (25.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.83% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 76,415 people, 31,303 households, and 18,124 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,169.4/km² (3,029.2/mi²). There are 35,336 housing units at an average density of 540.8/km² (1,400.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.54% White, 3.02% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 2.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 31,303 households out of which 24.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% are married couples living together, 13.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% are non-families. 36.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,805, and the median income for a family is $39,233. Males have a median income of $30,829 versus $21,858 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,174. 15.0% of the population and 10.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.9% are under the age of 18 and 12.0% are 65 or older.


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