West Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

West Hazleton: Borough in southwestern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

About

West Hazleton is a city located in the county of Luzerne in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,594 and a population density of 3,063 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,318 inhabitants.

The city was created 133 years ago in 1888.

Quick Facts about West Hazleton

Population : 4,318 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Luzerne County
Phone Area Codes : 570
Area : 1.5 km2
Altitude : 1,699 feet / 518 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1889 (133 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−04:00, Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 11:18:21 (11th August 2022)
Density : 2,879 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.39% (2010-2020)
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Location of West Hazleton on Pennsylvania map.
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West Hazelton PA Elementary School
West Hazelton PA Elementary School image

Geography

West Hazleton is located at 40°57'31"N 75°59'46"W (40.9587000, -75.9960400).

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West Hazleton has 1 neighbours.

  • Hazleton city in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Demographics

According to census records, the population of West Hazleton decreased by 6.39% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 3,542 - census
2010 4,594 22.9% census
2011 4,470 -2.77% estimation process
2012 4,465 -0.11% estimation process
2013 4,436 -0.65% estimation process
2014 4,419 -0.38% estimation process
2015 4,398 -0.48% estimation process
2016 4,379 -0.43% estimation process
2017 4,377 -0.05% estimation process
2018 4,370 -0.16% estimation process
2019 4,355 -0.34% estimation process
2020 4,318 -0.86% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 15,194
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 15,651
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -2.9%
April 1, 2020 Population : 16,163
April 1, 2010 Population : 15,651
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 26.2%
People over 65 (%) : 17.5%
Female persons, % : 50.4%
White only, percent : 95.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 0.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 93.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 652
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 3.4%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 92.3%

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 92.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $247,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,798
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $772
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,040
2015-2019 Households : 6,021
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.52
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 92.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 96.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 93.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 97.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 1.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.7%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.2%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 4,149
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 24,501
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 8,565
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 51,279
2012 total retail sales per capita : $3,312
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $103,582
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $53,838
Percentage of people living in poverty : 3.4%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,885
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,114
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 681
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 88
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,770
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 194
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,668
2010 population per square mile : 3,428.0
2010 land area in square miles : 4.57

People born in West Hazleton (3)

People born in West Hazleton, including basketball player Carl Meinhold, football player George Platukis, politician James Ustynoski, .

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Schools in West Hazleton

College & universities near West Hazleton, PA

Code Name City ZIP
418612 Hazleton Area Career Center Hazle TWP. (PA) 18202

Stations (13)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Hazleton, PA

Code Name Address Type
WHV White Haven, PA I-476, Exit 95/I-80, Exit 277, at Hwy 940 BUS
WKB Wilkes-Barre, PA 47 South Washington Street BUS
SRN Scranton, PA 23 Lackawanna Avenue BUS
ELT Elizabethtown station South Wilson Avenue at West High Street RAIL
MJY Mount Joy East Henry St. and North Market St. RAIL

Post offices near West Hazleton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Hazleton Post Office Hazleton (PA) 18201

Other cities in Luzerne County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Luzerne County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Back Mountain 26,973 Unincorporated community
Hazleton 24,809 City in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Kingston 12,787 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Nanticoke 10,278 City in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Plains 9,657 Township in eastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Cranberry 6,218 Township in Butler County, Pennsylvania
Plymouth 5,752 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Exeter 5,519 Borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Swoyersville 5,010 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Duryea 4,910 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
West Pittston 4,745 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Edwardsville 4,738 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Larksville 4,395 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Forty Fort 4,025 Borough in northeastern Luzerne, County, Pennsylvania
Freeland 3,413 Borough in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Pittston 3,346 City in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

West Hazleton distances to largest Pennsylvania cities