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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Facts

Facts
State Pennsylvania
Land area 890.3 square miles
Population Density 360.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 320,103
Population change -0.3%
Under 5 years of age 5.1%
Under 18 19.7%
65 and over 18.7%
Females 50.8%
White 92.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 8.5
Asian 1.2%
Two or more races 1.5%
Black or African American 4.6%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 88%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21%
Veterans 28,639
Households and Housing
Households 130,880
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.5%
Median household income $44,402
The per capita income $24,793
Live below the poverty line. 15.6%
housing units 147,883
Multi-unit structures 21%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $121,000
Residents owning their homes. 67.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 22,566
Women-owned firms 23.6%
Asian-owned firms 1.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 2.8%
Black-owned firms 1%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $5,223,747
Retail sales per capita $16,746
Manufacturers shipments $5,708,309
Merchant wholesaler sales $2,174,732