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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 317,646
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 317,646
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 320,895
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 320,918
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.9%
Female persons, percent
50.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
89.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
12.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
80.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 22,885
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 6.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 150,302
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 68.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $124,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,221
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $486
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $742
Building permits, 2018 312
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 128,247
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.38
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 10.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 80.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 71.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 89.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 22.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 60.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 515,557
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,273,087
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,627,995
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,435,853
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,097,008
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $25,222
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 22.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $49,290
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $26,809
Persons in poverty, percent
13.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 7,241
Total employment, 2016 133,636
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 5,238,968
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 16,983
All firms, 2012 21,934
Men-owned firms, 2012 13,109
Women-owned firms, 2012 6,611
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,156
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 18,842
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,264
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 18,271
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 360.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 890.33
FIPS Code 42079
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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