Laurel Run, Pennsylvania

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Laurel Run, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Laurel Run Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Laurel Run Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Laurel Run, Pennsylvania

Comparing Laurel Run 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Senior Citizens 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
College Educated Adults 5 5
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
People Living Alone 6 4
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Laurel Run Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Luzerne
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18706
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.222
Longitude -75.863

Laurel Run Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 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 10.2 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 32.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
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Laurel Run Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 723 100%
Male 382 52.8%
Female 341 47.2%
Under 18 140 19.4%
18+ 583 80.6%
65+ 85 11.8%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3.01
White 719 99.4%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Laurel Run Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 701
Growth -22
Growth % -3%

Laurel Run 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
Polish 28.3%
German 16.3%
Italian 14.2%
Irish 11.4%
English 4.9%
Slovak 3.5%
Welsh 3.3%
Russian 2.3%
US/American 2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Dutch 1.8%
European 1.6%
Lithuanian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Ukrainian 1.1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hanover Township (18706)
Wilkes Barre (18706)
Wilkes Barre Township (18706)

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)
Laurel Run 723 $40,455
Ashley 2,866 $37,266
Forty Fort 4,579 $50,667
Kingston 13,855 $45,578
Larksville 4,694 $41,211
Sugar Notch 1,023 $38,906
Wilkes-Barre 43,123 $36,630
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