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West Pittston is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.

The latitude of West Pittston is 41.327N. The longitude is -75.793W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 545 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,873.


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Median household income
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$33,030
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Pittston demographic reports
West Pittston is on the Susquehanna River
Site of Fort Jenkins, defense point for the Wyoming Valley in colonial times
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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13% of West Pittston residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Pittston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Pittston was $20,370, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of West Pittston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Pittston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $809.


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Libraries in West Pittston include West Pittston Library ... View libraries

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Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Pittston political report.

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The average commute time for West Pittston workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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