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People

Total Population 7,698
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,226
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 37.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,932
% Above Poverty Level 80.5%
% Below Poverty Level 19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.7%
Median Gross Rent $598
Median House Value $90,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 27.9%

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

Pittston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Luzerne
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18640, 18641, 18642, 18643, 18644
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.325
Longitude -75.789

Pittston 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 WILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
Distance 3 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
Station PLEASANT MOUNT 1 W
Distance 33.2 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 34.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Exeter Township (18643)

Harding (18643)

Inkerman (18640)

Jenkins Township (18640)

Pittston Township (18640)

Port Griffith (18640)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dupont 2,711 $54,892
Exeter 5,625 $54,673
Hughestown 1,566 $66,875

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

Pittston Public Libraries

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Pittston Memorial Library
47 BROAD ST
Pittston, Pennsylvania
(570) 654-9565
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570-654-3541
Serves 1,120 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.1

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