Laflin, Pennsylvania

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Laflin, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Laflin Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Laflin Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Laflin College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Laflin Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Laflin People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Laflin Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Laflin, Pennsylvania

Comparing Laflin 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 Women 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Male Share of the Population 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 5 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
People Living Alone 4 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Laflin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 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 18705
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.288
Longitude -75.805

Laflin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.9 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 35.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station HAWLEY 1 E
Distance 35.8 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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Laflin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,502 100%
Male 707 47.1%
Female 795 52.9%
Under 18 308 20.5%
18+ 1,194 79.5%
65+ 253 16.8%
Median Age 45.2
Average Family Size 2.9
White 1,436 95.6%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 55 3.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.6%

Estimated Laflin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,507
Growth 5
Growth % 0.3%

Laflin 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 23.9%
Polish 20.2%
Irish 17.7%
German 7.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Slovak 4.8%
US/American 3.7%
Russian 3.1%
Lithuanian 1.9%
Welsh 1.7%
English 1.6%
Lebanese 1.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Arab/Arabic 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Turkish 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hilldale (18705)
Hudson (18705)
Miners Mill (18705)
Parsons (18705)
Plains (18705)
Plains Township (18705)
Wilkes Barre (18705)

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)
Laflin 1,502 $69,226
Exeter 5,955 $40,050
Pittston 8,104 $33,861
West Pittston 5,072 $41,729
West Wyoming 2,833 $44,214
Wyoming 3,221 $44,087
Yatesville 649 $57,813
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