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Laflin, Pennsylvania

Laflin, Pennsylvania
Borough
Laflin, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Laflin, Pennsylvania
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Incorporated 1889
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Dorothy Yazurlo
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,487
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (420/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 18702
Area code(s) 570
Website Laflin Boro

Laflin is a borough in the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,487 at the 2010 census.[1]

Laflin likely was named for one of the owners of the Laflin & Rand Powder Company.[2]

Geography

Laflin is located at .[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,502 people, 612 households, and 452 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,111.0 people per square mile (429.6/km2). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 467.5 per square mile (180.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.61% White, 0.13% African American, 3.66% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 612 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $55,658, and the median income for a family was $69,226. Males had a median income of $50,433 versus $29,375 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,581. About 1.5% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Laflin borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
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