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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Luzerne County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 318,222. In Luzerne County, most residents own their homes. In Luzerne County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Luzerne County and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$742
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Luzerne 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    206.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    82.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    272.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,372.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

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Luzerne County Reviews

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I was very fortunate enough to grow up in an extremely diverse area like Luzerne County, attended schools with teachers who really cared about their jobs and partake in many of the programs our community offered. From Cub Scouts to Little League.
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Luzerne county is a exciting place during the spring and summer months. There are great places to tube down rivers and creeks. Great waterparks, hiking and swimming.
Its not too bad living here. Some public schools are awful but there is one that is really amazing-although the teachers are on strike at the moment, the school district is the best in the county and the teachers are on strike for no reason. The only thing to complain about is there is not much night life activity, unless you count on eating at a mom and pop pizza place every night( there are a lot)