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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-
Scranton is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 76,624. Scranton is in Lackawanna County. Living in Scranton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Scranton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Scranton and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$746
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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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
    109.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    116.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    452.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,567.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Scranton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,683
National
$55,322
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The best city in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Easy access to the city via the train while still experiencing the surrounding areas. Scranton celebrates it's diversity, lively downtown, and art scene. The nightlife is amazing and all of the parks & recreational centers are well kept. And you can't forget about Dickson City! It is it's own small town while still maintaining a tight-knit community. An amazing place for families!
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Growing up in NEPA, me and my husband moved to Scranton when we were expecting our first child. The area is a really upscale portion of the Poconos. Family friendly neighborhoods, with decent size properties. They are even many dilapidated properties ready to be gentrified on all over if interested in building new. I like the access to all the shopping centers on different stretches of highways, with all the beautiful scenery and actual hills of Montage Mountain!
I love Scranton! There are definitely areas in NEPA that are more welcoming than others, but overall the city is a hustling and bustling place to live! There are lots of four/five star restaurants and tons of activities to do. If someone is fond of something in a nearby area, traveling is worth it’s weight in gold. The city is conveniently located and full of many humble, kind hearted people who are proud to call this city their home. There are currently improvements enriching in the city to make it more attractive to everyone.