Duryea, PA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 4,634. Estimated population in July 2005: 4,414 (-4.7% change)
Males: 2,172 (46.9%), Females: 2,462 (53.1%)

Luzerne County

Zip code: 18642

Median resident age: 43.3 years
Median household income: $32,207 (year 2000)
Median house value: $82,400 (year 2000)

Races in Duryea:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.7%)

Ancestries: Polish (43.0%), Irish (19.9%), Italian (18.0%), German (15.3%), Slovak (7.3%), Russian (5.0%).

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 5.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Duryea

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Duryea borough

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -102 (-2.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Duryea:

  • COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; SCRANTON, PA)
  • MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; SCRANTON, PA)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; SCRANTON, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Duryea:

  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 4 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; ID: AVP)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 53 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
  • GREATER BINGHAMTON/EDWIN A LINK FIELD (about 61 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; ID: BGM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Duryea:

  • WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY (about 8 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA; ID: WBW)
  • SEAMANS FIELD (about 17 miles; FACTORYVILLE, PA; ID: 9N3)
  • SKYHAVEN (about 17 miles; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; ID: 76N)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Duryea:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (about 9 miles; SCRANTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,093)
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; SCRANTON, PA; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,438)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; FT enrollment: 3,582)
  • EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 47 miles; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 4,985)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,145)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 53 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 6,880)
Private primary/middle schools in Duryea:

  • HOLY ROSARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 125 STEPHENSON ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SUNSHINE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 8; Location: 218 S MAIN STREET; Grades: KG – KG)