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Luzerne County Profile

 

Demographic Profile of Luzerne County

Luzerne County is comprised of 76 municipalities which take on several distinctive forms of government.  These specific forms of governing are boroughs, cities, and townships.

As of 2006 the population of Luzerne County was recorded at 313,020.  Median age of residents is 42.  Fifty one percent of the population is women and 49% are men.  Seventy nine percent of the population is 18 years of age or older. Those in the age bracket of 45 -54 make up the largest portion of the population, which is 47,007 residents.  There are 35,194 renter occupied units and 94,840 owner occupied units. Overall 64% of the population owns a home while 21% rent. The median household income is $39,687.

The 2006 American Community Survey educational attainment levels for residents of Luzerne County 25 years of age and older are as follows:


Luzerne County Educational Attainment

2006

 

Population 25 years of age and older

221,953

Less than 9th grade

3.80%

9th to 12th grade, no diploma

9.40%

High school graduate(includes equivalency)

43.90%

Some college, no degree

15.70%

Associate's degree

7.70%

Bachelor's degree

12.60%

Graduate or professional degree

6.90%

Percent high school graduate or higher

86.90%

Percent bachelor's degree or higher

19.50%

Source:  2006 American Community Survey

 

County Administration/County Departments

(Coming soon.)

NEPA Organizations

Luzerne County has many non-profit organizations within the area.  This link will direct you to the list of organizations in Luzerne County, along with key information about the organization.
http://www.volunteermatch.org/directory

Chambers of Commerce

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry
Two Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18710
Phone: (570) 823-2101
Fax: (570) 822-5951
Web: www.wilkes-barre.org/ed
Email: ed_info@wilkesbarre.org

The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce
Kennedy Blvd. & Williams St.
P.O. Box 704 – Pittston, Pa. 18640
Phone: (570) 655-1424
Fax: (570) 655-0336
Web: www.pittstonchamber.org
Email: info@pittstonchamber.org

The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce
Donna Palermo, President
Citiscape, 20 West Broad Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: (570) 455-1509
Web: www.hazletonchamber.org

Other Organizations

Penn’s Northeast
1151 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640
Phone: (570) 883-0504
Toll-free: 1-800-317-1313
Web:  www.pennsnortheast.com/v3/index.shtml

Small Business Development Center
Wilkes University
Innovation Center, Suite 200
7 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1706
570-408-4340
Web: http://sbdc.wilkes.edu/
Email: SBDC@wilkes.edu

Greater Hazleton Economic Development
CANDO, Inc.
1 South Church Street
200 Renaissance Center
Hazleton, PA 18201-6288
Phone: 570)- 455-1508
Fax: 570-454-7787
Web: www.hazleton.org/

NEPA Alliance
1150 Oak St.
Pittston, PA  18640
570-655-5581
Web: www.nepa-alliance.org/