Living in Pittston, PA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Pittston SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
6
Safety
7
Amenities
9
Education
5
Commute
8

Pittston, PA Crime Report

149
Total Crimes
1,937.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-24.55%
Below National Average

Pittston, PA Cost Of Living

88
Pittston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Pittston, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Pittston is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is situated between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. The city gained prominence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as an active anthracite coal mining city, drawing a large portion of its labor force from European immigrants. The population was 7,739 as of the 2010 census, making it the fourth largest city in Luzerne County. At its peak in 1920, the population of Pittston was 18,497. The city consists of three sections: The Downtown (in the center of the city), the Oregon Section (in the southern end), and the Junction (in the northern end). Pittston City is at the heart of the Greater Pittston region (a 65.35 square mile region in Luzerne County). Greater Pittston has a total population of 48,020 (as of 2010).
Population
7,697
Unemployment
8.0%
Poverty
25.1%
Median Home
$92,400
Median Income
$36,045
Median Rent
$683

Pittston, PA Photos

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Rankings for Pittston in Pennsylvania

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Map Of Pittston, PA

Population over time in Pittston

Year Population % Change
2017 7,697 0.2%
2016 7,682 0.2%
2015 7,668 -0.4%
2014 7,698 -0.1%
2013 7,702 -0.1%
2012 7,713 -0.3%
2011 7,740 -0.2%
2010 7,757 -0.2%
2009 7,774 -
Crime/100k Pittston PA USA
Violent Crime 208.1 306.0 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.1 5.0
Robbery 13.0 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 156.1 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 1729.7 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 195.1 211.6 376.0
Larceny 1469.6 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 65.0 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Pittston

White
90.4% (6,957)
African American
3.4% (263)
American Indian
0.1% (6)
Asian
0.5% (39)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (5)
Two Or More
2.3% (174)
Hispanic
3.3% (253)
Race Pittston PA USA
White 90.4% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 3.4% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.5% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.3% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Pittston, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
11.2% (85,879)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.4% (72,561)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.8% (121,930)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.2% (93,916)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.7% (120,552)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.7% (120,552)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.1% (70,035)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.0% (53,732)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (16,762)
$200,000 or more
1.8% (13,777)
Income Pittston PA USA
Less than $10,000 11.2% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.4% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.8% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.2% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.7% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.7% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.1% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.0% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.8% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in Pittston

Female
53.1% (4,088)
Male
46.9% (3,608)
Gender Pittston PA USA
Female 53.1% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 46.9% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Pittston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (307)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (846)
High School / GED
40.0% (3,078)
Some College
20.0% (1,539)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (769)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (846)
Master's Degree
4.0% (307)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Pittston PA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 40.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Pittston

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

tksavagetactix

i live in pittston not very red neck its actually the art capital of Pennsylvania alot of classy restaurants alot of murals and almost no one i know of fishes the Susquehanna

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