This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Scranton has a very low population density. Scranton is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Scranton, PA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Scranton has a population density of 2,877, with 72,577 current residents.
Out of the 72,577 current residents, 47% are male and 52% are female. 48% of the residents are married and 51% are single.
- 47% Sun
- 36% Rain
- 30% Snow
51°F average temperature
- 411 years Median home age
- $105,730 Median home price
- 0.16% Home appreciation rate
- 15% Annual property tax
As for living in Scranton, the air quality is 38% and the weather, on average, is 47% sunny, 36% rainy, and 30% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Scranton, you should know that 48.4% of homes are owned while 39.5% of homes are rented, and 12.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $105,730, the median age of homes is 411 years, the annual home appreciation is 0.16% and the annual property tax is 15.00%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Scranton, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Scranton’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Scranton is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 62.21% Democratic, 36.38% Republican, and 1.41% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:15
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
78%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
6%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Scranton, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.70% of residents are unemployed in Scranton (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Scranton residents: 8.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.69% are in the arts and sciences field, 18% are in the customer service field, 30.8% are in the sales field, 0.13% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 18.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 78.16%, 5.47% of residents have an associate’s degree, 9.69% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.91% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Scranton, you should be aware that the average commute time is 19 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Scranton have a few different options. 74% of commuters use their own cars, 15% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.