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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Lackawanna County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    172
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    48
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    332
    500
  • Theft
    1,400
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,673
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Lackawanna County Reviews

1 review
I have moved to Lackawanna County from Las Vegas, Nevada and I love it here. I feel safe its very family friendly. A place you would truly want to want to raise your family.
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