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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Duryea demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18642 ZIP code.
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.
14% of Duryea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Duryea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $351. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Duryea political report.
The average commute time for Duryea workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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