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La Plume

La Plume, Pennsylvania

  •   State: 
    Lackawanna County
    La Plume
      County FIPS: 
    41°33′30″N 75°45′29″W
      Area total: 
    2.44 sq mi (6.31 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.43 sq mi (6.30 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.01 km²)
    879 ft (268 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    La Plume, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    235.00 residents per square mile of area (90.73/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

La Plume Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is home to Keystone College. La Plume is located 11 miles northwest of Scranton, one of Pennsylvania's most populated cities. The township has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of which is land. The population was 602 at the 2010 census, and is expected to be 486 at the 2020 census. The median income for a household in the township was $35,859, and the median income. for a family was $46,548. About 12.7% of families and 23% of the population were below the poverty line, including 61.9% of those under age 18 and 2.6% ofThose age 65 or over. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the township's population will rise to 486 by the end of the next census in 2020. The current population is 602, with a growth rate of 0.7%. The township is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs through Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. It has a population of 602. The United States Census Bureau reports that the township has an area of 6.2 square miles, all of it land. In 2010, there were 254 households, out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was2.95. In the township, the median age was 42 years.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all land. The township is located in the Upper Peninsula of New York state. The town has a population of about 2,000. The population of the township is about 1,000, according to the United States Census Bureau. It is the only township in New York State to be entirely made up of former New York City boroughs. It also has a small portion of New Jersey's Poughkeepsie County, where it is part of the New Jersey Turnpike and New York River Valley. The Township's population is around 1,200. It has an estimated population of 1,500, and it is the largest township in the state with a total population of 2,400, according to the Census Bureau and a population growth rate of 0.7% in the last decade and 0.8% since the early 1900s. The area's population was 1,400 in the 2010  Census  Census, and 1,300 in the 2000  Census. It was the first township to be named in the New York-New Jersey partnership, and the first to be so named in the state's history. The Township was named after a 19th-century poet, William Shakespeare, who was born in the area. The current mayor is the son of a former mayor, who died in the early 1950s.


As of the census of 2010, there were 602 people, 254 households, and 164 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 97.2% White, 0.5% African American, 1.3% Asian, and 0.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median income for a household in the Township was $35,859, and the median family income was $46,548. About 12.7% of families and 23% of the population were below the poverty line, including 61.9% of those under age 18 and 2.6% ofThose age 65 or over. The township is located in the Upper Peninsula of New Jersey, and is located on the New Jersey Turnpike. It is the only township in New Jersey that is not part of the N.J. Division of R.C. and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has a population of 602, and as of the 2010 census there were 254 households. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was2.95. There were 280 housing units at an average density of 116.7/sq mi (45.6/km²) The township has a median age of 42 years, with 25.6 per cent of its residents under the age of 18. The town's population is spread out with 59.4% of its population aged 18 to 64, and 15% who were 65 years of age or older.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in La Plume, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania = 38. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 75. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in La Plume = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 6,208 individuals with a median age of 38.3 age the population dropped by -11.61% in La Plume, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 235.00 residents per square mile of area (90.73/km²). There are average 2.4 people per household in the 222 households with an average household income of $37,096 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.60% of the available work force and has dropped -4.78% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.84%. The number of physicians in La Plume per 100,000 population = 244.2.


The annual rainfall in La Plume = 39.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 20.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 117. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 176. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 51, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in La Plume, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 72.84%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 35 years with median home cost = $83,060 and home appreciation of -0.31%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $15.00 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,546 per student. There are 16 students for each teacher in the school, 817 students for each Librarian and 433 students for each Counselor. 6.09% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 10.25% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.99% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • La Plume's population in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania of 4,541 residents in 1900 has increased 1,37-fold to 6,208 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.78% female residents and 48.22% male residents live in La Plume, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in La Plume, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 46.92% are single population.

  • 27 minutes is the average time that residents in La Plume require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    83.46% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.02% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.79% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.57% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in La Plume, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 72.84% are owner-occupied homes, another 18.52% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.64% are vacant.

  • The 63.25% of the population in La Plume, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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