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Ransom is a township in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The latitude of Ransom is 41.394N. The longitude is -75.822W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,129 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,429.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ransom demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lackawanna 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 18653 ZIP code.
17% of Ransom residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ransom ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ransom was $19,207, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Ransom residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ransom, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,055.
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ransom political report.
The average commute time for Ransom workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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