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Throop is a borough in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named after Dr. Benjamin Throop, pioneer physician
The latitude of Throop is 41.451N. The longitude is -75.612W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 846 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,945.
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8% of Throop residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Throop ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Throop was $16,998, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Throop residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Throop, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $788.
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Throop political report.
The average commute time for Throop workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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