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Duryea is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.

The community was named after Abram Duryea, who opened coal mines here in 1845.

The latitude of Duryea is 41.343N. The longitude is -75.738W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,466.


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Median household income
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$32,207
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Duryea demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Babylon
Once known as Babel because of the many languages spoken by immigrant miners.

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12% of Duryea residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Duryea ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Duryea was $17,598, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Duryea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Duryea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $351.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.


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Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Duryea political report.

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The average commute time for Duryea workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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