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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  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
South Abington Township is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 8,956. South Abington Township is in Lackawanna County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in South Abington Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in South Abington Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in South Abington Township are highly rated.
About South Abington Township...
Population
8,956

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,047
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    101.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    101.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    617.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in South Abington Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,329
National
$55,322

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South Abington Township Reviews

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I love this town!! It is quiet and calm. It is also very close to malls and places to eat. The town is very safe and it has parks, places to eat, two classy bars, and it has a beautiful walking trail. The schools are safe and one of the best in the area. It is family friendly and has small events every few months for families to enjoy.
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My father is from the area and my immediate family moved here when I was younger from Chicago. It is a very safe place to live, the neighbors are all welcoming, and the majority of people focus heavily on education. However, as a half-black man, the diversity in this area is severely lacking and my mixed-race family has felt the burdens of that. Also, it was difficult initially for my family to feel at home here because most people have lived in this area for generations and the kids, parents, and grandparents all knew each other since they were in diapers.
I would not change my upbringing in Clarks Summit, PA for the world. Although it does not offer the hip urban life, I feel as though it offers a great atmosphere to raise a family and provides a safe living environment. I went to the University of Pittsburgh as an undergrad and I loved it. I got to experience living in a bigger city, yet it was very refreshing to be able to come home on the holidays or short weekends to the calmer, less busy town that I grew up in.