Dalton, Pennsylvania

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Dalton, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Dalton College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Dalton Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Dalton People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Dalton Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Dalton Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Dalton, Pennsylvania

Comparing Dalton 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Affordability of Rents 4 5
People Living Alone 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Dalton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Lackawanna
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18414
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.534
Longitude -75.736

Dalton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.9 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
Distance 28.9 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
Distance 40 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
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Dalton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,294 100%
Male 632 48.8%
Female 662 51.2%
Under 18 341 26.4%
18+ 953 73.6%
65+ 196 15.1%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.08
White 1,283 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.5%

Estimated Dalton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,233
Growth -61
Growth % -4.7%

Dalton 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
Irish 19.3%
Italian 15.8%
German 14.8%
English 11.6%
Polish 9.3%
Welsh 7.6%
Ukrainian 2.8%
Slovak 2.5%
US/American 2%
Scottish 2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Russian 1.6%
Lithuanian 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Hungarian 1.3%
Norwegian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
European 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Bulgarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dalton 1,294 $65,577
Blakely 7,027 $48,385
Clarks Green 1,630 $74,250
Clarks Summit 5,126 $65,262
Dickson City 6,205 $41,394
Factoryville 1,144 $44,375
Nicholson 713 $37,167

Dalton Public Libraries

Dalton Community Library
Dalton, Pennsylvania
(570) 563-2014

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