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Overview

Introduction Archbald, Pennsylvania

Archbald, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 8 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 88 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area.

Archbald History

The first European settlers in the region were the Irish Catholics who came from Ireland in 1845 driven by the potato famine. The Archbald Borough area, formerly known as White Oak Run, was given its present name in 1876 and was named after James Archbald who worked as an engineer with the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. In 1877, Archbald was incorporated from the Blakely Township.

Archbald and Nearby Attractions

  • Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
  • Steamtown National Historic Site
  • Scranton Iron Furnaces
  • Archbald Pothole State Park
  • Promised Land State Park
  • Carousel Water & Fun Park

Things To Do In Archbald

Exhibits related to natural history, art, and paleontology are displayed at the Everhart Museum. The story of the mills, factories, and mines of Pennsylvania is narrated through exhibits at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum. The Steamtown National Historic Site chronicles the development of main line steam railroads from 1850 and 1950. Remnants of the stone blast furnaces that were built during the 1850s for the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company are accessible from the town. The 2,971-acre Promised Land State Park offers hiking, horseback riding, boating, camping, fishing, and biking opportunities.

Archbald Transportation

Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International is the nearest airport.

Archbald Higher Education

Penn State Worthington Scranton, Lackawanna College, and Marywood University are located close to the town.

People

Total Population 7,049
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,264
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,287
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $758
Median House Value $143,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.2%
Irish 26.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Archbald Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Lackawanna
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18403
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.494
Longitude -75.537

Archbald Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station HAWLEY 1 E
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station FRANCIS E WALTER DAM
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Archbald, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Eynon (18403)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blakely 6,496 $54,417
Jermyn 2,251 $50,714
Jessup 4,609 $60,595

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Archbald High Schools

VALLEY VIEW HS
570-876-4110
Serves 789 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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