Scranton, PA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 35,336 housing units in Scranton. This represents a 0.1% decline from 35,357 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 34,934 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 402 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Scranton is about 54.5%. Scranton's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 11.4%. Average household size is 2.28 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Scranton were built after 1939.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.90%
One Bedroom17.10%
Two Bedrooms27.30%
Three Bedrooms39.10%
Four Bedrooms11.10%
Five Bedrooms or more4.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.53
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$78,200
Median Price asked for vacant units$60,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2
Median year structure was built1939
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$374

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.10%
Second Mortgage5.50%
Home Equity Loan8.40%
Simple Mortgage41.50%
Debt Free44.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.7%