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Scranton is a township in Osage County, in the Topeka metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Scranton. For links to other places called Scranton, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Scranton is 38.8N. The longitude is -95.758W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,138 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,273.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Scranton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Osage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66537 ZIP code.
24% of Scranton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Scranton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Scranton was $16,862, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Scranton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Scranton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $282. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $741.
Osage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Scranton political report.
The average commute time for Scranton workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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