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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
    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
$104,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Scranton 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
    150
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    81
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    466
    500
  • Theft
    1,588
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,232
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    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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Scranton is "The Electric City"! The city consists of friendly, warm-hearted people, interesting attractions and a influence of Italian, Irish, and Eastern European culture. It is a giant melting pot filled with wonderful diversity. A huge display of outdoor activities in every corner, whether that is Montage Ski Resort, Nay Aug Park, Steamtown Museum, McDade Park, The Pavilion at Montage, etc. We also have Wings In the Waterpark, The Peach Festival, La Festa Italiana, and much more.
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Scranton, PA has recently become my home for the past few years. Scranton has so much to offer with its precious view of the Pocono Mountains and fantastic landscape. Downtown Scranton is full of excellent attractions and contains incredible historical sites. Downtown Scranton also has a fun nightlife for young adults with great local parades always nearby. It is a safe city with friendly neighbors and a humble environment!
Scranton is becoming a very booming place in Pennsylvania. So many new businesses and upscale shopping has been imported into Scranton, so in a few years it will be very worth to live here. It's has a great commute to NYC and Philadelphia, so transportation is not an issue. Overall, I would recommend living here! A family friendly environment.