Scranton, Pennsylvania

Population 75,813

Scranton is located in Lackawanna County, PA. The population is 75,813, making Scranton the largest city in Lackawanna County and the 6th largest city in the state of Pennsylvania.

There are 18 public schools in Scranton with an average Homefacts rating of C-. The total crime rate for Scranton is moderate , and there are 35 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Scranton is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Scranton property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Scranton include Taylor, Dunmore and Moosic.

Scranton Neighborhood Report

Schools

School Rating is Below Average
  • No High School Diploma: 15%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 62.7%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 22.3%

Crime Rate

24.32% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 106
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 85
  • Burglary: 309
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

74.07% Lower than national avg.
  • 35 offenders in Scranton
  • 4.62 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

146 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 6
  • Registered Polluters: 14
  • Superfunds: 36
  • Tanks & Spills: 90

Unemployment

High 9.5%
  • Pennsylvania unemployment average: 8.1%
  • National unemployment average: 6.2%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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18 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 18 K-12 public schools in Scranton, PA and 16 private schools. Homefacts rates Scranton's schools as Below Average, with an overall C- rating.

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Crime view details

35 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Scranton, PA

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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$137,400 compared to February 2020
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    14.3%
  • Rented
    44.6%
  • Owned
    41.1%

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

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1,733 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Scranton, PA issued 1,733 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Scranton, PA issued 20 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $557
  • 1 Bedroom: $647
  • 2 Bedrooms: $792
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,028
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,095

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Environmental Hazards

146 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1179/1212)
    Scranton, PA has 97.28% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Scranton, PA is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.32 Average
    Scranton, PA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 26.6°
  • February 29.77°
  • March 39.8°
  • April 50.92°
  • May 60.67°
  • June 68.44°
  • July 73.11°
  • August 70.47°
  • September 64.07°
  • October 52.42°
  • November 42.02°
  • December 28.52°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Scranton, PA

Earthquakes
Scranton, PA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Scranton, PA has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Scranton, PA has a low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Scranton, PA has a moderate risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Scranton, PA: $38,807

Unemployment

Unemployment in Scranton is 9.5%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 8.1% and 6.2% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 42.50%
White Collar - 57.50%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Tom Wolf
  • Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.
  • Sen. Patrick J. Toomey

City Representatives

  • Matthew Cartwright

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

10 FCC Towers view all

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