Scranton, Kansas

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Scranton, Kansas

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Comparative Profile of Scranton, Kansas

Comparing Scranton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 2
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
Median Family Income 5 5
People Above Poverty 5 4
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Affordability of Rents 5 4
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Scranton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles S of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles W of Kansas City, Missouri
County Osage
Standard Zip Codes 66537
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.781
Longitude -95.738

Scranton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 46 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
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Scranton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 724 100%
Male 343 47.4%
Female 381 52.6%
Under 18 231 31.9%
18+ 493 68.1%
65+ 84 11.6%
Median Age 33.3
Average Family Size 3.34
White 691 95.4%
African-American 6 0.8%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.7%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 21 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.5%

Estimated Scranton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 712
Growth -12
Growth % -1.7%

Scranton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 29.3%
German 22.6%
English 12%
Irish 9.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Scottish 4.6%
Scotch-Irish 4.2%
Dutch 3%
Czech 2.5%
Swedish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Italian 1.7%
Welsh 1.3%
Norwegian 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Scranton 724 $40,521
Auburn 1,121 $44,934
Burlingame 1,017 $42,500
Carbondale 1,478 $39,226
Harveyville 267 $35,250
Osage City 3,034 $39,362
Overbrook 947 $45,625
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