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Overview

Introduction Archbald, Pennsylvania

Archbald, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 8 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 88 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area.

Archbald History

The first European settlers in the region were the Irish Catholics who came from Ireland in 1845 driven by the potato famine. The Archbald Borough area, formerly known as White Oak Run, was given its present name in 1876 and was named after James Archbald who worked as an engineer with the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. In 1877, Archbald was incorporated from the Blakely Township.

Archbald and Nearby Attractions

  • Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
  • Steamtown National Historic Site
  • Scranton Iron Furnaces
  • Archbald Pothole State Park
  • Promised Land State Park
  • Carousel Water & Fun Park

Things To Do In Archbald

Exhibits related to natural history, art, and paleontology are displayed at the Everhart Museum. The story of the mills, factories, and mines of Pennsylvania is narrated through exhibits at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum. The Steamtown National Historic Site chronicles the development of main line steam railroads from 1850 and 1950. Remnants of the stone blast furnaces that were built during the 1850s for the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company are accessible from the town. The 2,971-acre Promised Land State Park offers hiking, horseback riding, boating, camping, fishing, and biking opportunities.

Archbald Transportation

Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International is the nearest airport.

Archbald Higher Education

Penn State Worthington Scranton, Lackawanna College, and Marywood University are located close to the town.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,036
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+3,255
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married52.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.3%
Median Earnings25+$37,705
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$7,686
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,533

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,382
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$723
Median House Value$139,800

Ancestry

Italian33%
Irish23.6%
Polish22.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.4%
Russian5.6%
English4.8%
Slovak3%
Welsh2.4%
Ukrainian1.7%
Lithuanian1.5%
French Except Basque1.1%
Swiss1%
Hungarian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Czech0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Australian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
German0.2%
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Archbald Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lackawanna County
Standard Zip Codes18403
Phone Area Codes570
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.5
Approximate Longitude-75.53

Archbald Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationHAWLEY 1 E
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationFRANCIS E WALTER DAM
Distance28.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp54 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 59 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blakely6,430$58,269
Jermyn2,248$51,538
Jessup4,577$65,208
Mayfield1,728$61,607
Olyphant5,156$65,870

Archbald Public Schools

Valley View Hs
1 Columbus Dr
ZIP: 18403
(570) 876-4110
High
Total Enrollment 783
Valley View Intrmd Sch
3 Columbus Dr
ZIP: 18403
(570) 876-2263
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Valley View Ms
1 Columbus Dr
ZIP: 18403
(570) 876-6461
Middle
Total Enrollment 582
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