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People

Total Population 4,549
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 1,657
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 35.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,972
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $764
Median House Value $85,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.6%
US/American 0%
English 1.3%
Irish 5.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

West Hazleton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18202
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.958
Longitude -75.996

West Hazleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FREELAND
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Station FRANCIS E WALTER DAM
Distance 17.5 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
Station HAMBURG
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beaver Meadows 644 $43,977
Coaldale 2,222 $37,607
Conyngham 1,996 $73,182
Freeland 3,498 $55,156
Hazleton 25,087 $38,268
McAdoo 2,522 $41,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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