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Olyphant is a borough in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named after George Talbot Olyphant, president of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company
The latitude of Olyphant is 41.468N. The longitude is -75.603W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 784 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,918.
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5% of Olyphant residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Olyphant ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Olyphant was $17,049, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Olyphant residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Olyphant, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $859.
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Olyphant political report.
The average commute time for Olyphant workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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