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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$709
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    127
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    99
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    547
    525
  • Theft
    2,063
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    169
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,218
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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I was born in Long Island and moved to Scranton when I was in 3rd grade and I honestly can say that this city is one of the best environments to raise a family. The citizens are is friendly, humble, down-to earth and the population is completely diverse. There are many local up and coming businesses in the area that are opening. There is Gerritys Supermarket in the area that is a wonderful place to shop! Great prices and quality products. Very friendly and helpful employees. They are multiple restaurants downtown that is the solution in a pleasant nightlife experience. All of the essential businesses, such as the shopping centers are in close proximity to the neighborhoods and the surrounding Scranton area.
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I was born and grew up here in the Electric City! Scranton is such a amazing and diverse community from the poorest to the richest, as well as, dirtiest and cleanest locations. All locations have their up and downs! I love how everything is so nearby. It is fun that Scranton and NEPA has terrific opportunities for nightlife. They are delicious restaurants (BUT pricey!). The main change I would like Scranton to have is to become treated with love. Within time I feel like Scranton will become a safer environment!
Scranton has an excellent commute to cities such as Wilkes Barre, New York City, Philadelphia with it's own historic accoutrements. Its a city at its finest with five star restaurants. Check out the great art galleries and historic attractions throughout Scranton!