Hughestown, Pennsylvania

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Hughestown, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 17% Hughestown Short Commute Times
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Hughestown People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Hughestown, Pennsylvania

Comparing Hughestown 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 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 6
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 6 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Rents 4 5
People Living Alone 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 2 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Hughestown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Luzerne
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18640
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.326
Longitude -75.773

Hughestown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.1 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
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 54 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station HAWLEY 1 E
Distance 33.3 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
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Hughestown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,541 100%
Male 760 49.3%
Female 781 50.7%
Under 18 295 19.1%
18+ 1,246 80.9%
65+ 281 18.2%
Median Age 43.3
Average Family Size 2.98
White 1,531 99.4%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.1%

Estimated Hughestown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,469
Growth -72
Growth % -4.7%

Hughestown 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 36.9%
Irish 18.9%
Polish 14.5%
German 8.4%
Lithuanian 3.8%
English 3.7%
US/American 2.9%
Russian 1.9%
Slovak 1.7%
Welsh 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Dutch 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
European 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Albanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Inkerman (18640)
Jenkins Township (18640)
Pittston Township (18640)
Port Griffith (18640)

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)
Hughestown 1,541 $50,938
Avoca 2,851 $44,185
Dupont 2,719 $39,250
Duryea 4,634 $41,775
Pittston 8,104 $33,861
West Pittston 5,072 $41,729
Yatesville 649 $57,813
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