Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania

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Comparative Profile of Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 7
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 5 4
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 7 7
Working at Home 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Sugar Notch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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 41.196
Longitude -75.928

Sugar Notch Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 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 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 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
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Sugar Notch Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,023 100%
Male 492 48.1%
Female 531 51.9%
Under 18 199 19.5%
18+ 824 80.5%
65+ 222 21.7%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,017 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Sugar Notch Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 972
Growth -51
Growth % -5%

Sugar Notch 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 34.2%
Irish 20.9%
Italian 8.1%
German 7.3%
Welsh 5.7%
Lithuanian 4.7%
Slovak 4%
English 2.5%
Ukrainian 2.1%
US/American 1.8%
Russian 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Croatian 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Swedish 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Syrian 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
West Indian 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sugar Notch, 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)
Sugar Notch 1,023 $38,906
Ashley 2,866 $37,266
Larksville 4,694 $41,211
Laurel Run 723 $40,455
Nuangola 671 $45,833
Plymouth 6,507 $36,060
Warrior Run 624 $36,250
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