Waymart, Pennsylvania

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Waymart, Pennsylvania

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

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Comparative Profile of Waymart, Pennsylvania

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 5
People Above Poverty 5 4
College Educated Adults 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 7 7
Working at Home 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
People Living Alone 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Housing Recently Built 2 7

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Waymart Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 18472
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.58
Longitude -75.408

Waymart Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.8 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 14.2 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
Distance 24 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
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Waymart Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,429 100%
Male 630 44.1%
Female 799 55.9%
Under 18 349 24.4%
18+ 1,080 75.6%
65+ 358 25.1%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 3.1
White 1,410 98.7%
African-American 7 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1.2%

Estimated Waymart Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,447
Growth 18
Growth % 1.3%

Waymart 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 23%
German 15.7%
English 14.9%
Irish 11.5%
Italian 11.5%
US/American 3.7%
Welsh 2.6%
Slovak 2.1%
Russian 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Danish 1.7%
Dutch 1.5%
Scottish 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Romanian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Waymart 1,429 $40,417
Bethany 292 $41,161
Carbondale 9,804 $35,351
Forest City 1,855 $35,625
Mayfield 1,756 $38,167
Prompton 243 $31,250
Vandling 738 $46,250
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