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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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Median household income
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$32,721
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Well-known residents have included:
· Nestor Chylak, baseball umpire

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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.

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17% of Olyphant residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Olyphant, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $859.


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

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The average commute time for Olyphant workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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