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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Nanticoke is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 10,296. Nanticoke is in Luzerne County. Living in Nanticoke offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Nanticoke and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Nanticoke...
Population
10,296

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$638
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Nanticoke 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
    147.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    108.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    177.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,429.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Nanticoke

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,449
National
$55,322
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Nanticoke Reviews

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My point of view of Nanticoke is encouraging. Local attractions such as Concrete City has neat architecture to it. Check out Marty’s Blue Room. Their service was terrific and spot on! Every morsel was absolutely sublime. This is surely a diamond in an unexpected place.
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I love Nanticoke. Baker Boys Corner Bistro has a super friendly staff and very accommodating. I would recommend anyone stop by and try them out. Additionally, there are several locally owned pizza places in town. Commute to Wilkes Barre/Hazleton/Scranton is really amazing.
Overall, Nanticoke is a very safe, humble area to live in Northeast Pennsylvania. The school systems are competitive when it’s comes to sports. Five stars bars & restaurants, Wilkes Barre, and Scranton are all in close proximity.