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Sugarloaf is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Sugarloaf. For links to other places called Sugarloaf, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sugarloaf is 41.016N. The longitude is -76.126W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,020 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,652.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sugarloaf demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne 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 18251 ZIP code.
20% of Sugarloaf residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sugarloaf ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sugarloaf was $22,444, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Sugarloaf residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sugarloaf, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,081.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sugarloaf political report.
The average commute time for Sugarloaf workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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