Archbald, Pennsylvania

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Archbald, Pennsylvania

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, which is conveniently located inside the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area, has an estimated 6,220 residents.

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.

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High Points

Archbald strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 19% Archbald Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Archbald, Pennsylvania

Comparing Archbald to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 6
Senior Citizens 8 5
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 6
Racial Diversity 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
Median Family Income 6 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
College Educated Adults 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 5 5
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 4
People Living Alone 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Archbald Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,220 100%
Male 2,984 48%
Female 3,236 52%
Under 18 1,409 22.7%
18+ 4,811 77.3%
65+ 1,084 17.4%
Median Age 40
Average Family Size 3.04
White 6,136 98.6%
African-American 17 0.3%
Asian 13 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.2%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 43 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 0.4%

Estimated Archbald Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,290
Growth 70
Growth % 1.1%

Archbald 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
Italian 26.4%
Irish 24%
Polish 20.4%
German 5.7%
Russian 4.1%
Slovak 2.9%
Ukrainian 2.8%
Lithuanian 2.2%
Welsh 1.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
English 1.1%
Hungarian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
US/American 0.9%
Swiss 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Lebanese 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Egyptian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Archbald 6,220 $52,410
Blakely 7,027 $48,385
Dickson City 6,205 $41,394
Jermyn 2,287 $39,740
Jessup 4,718 $43,013
Mayfield 1,756 $38,167
Olyphant 4,978 $45,091
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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