Laflin, Pennsylvania

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Laflin, Pennsylvania
Borough
Laflin, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Laflin, Pennsylvania
Laflin, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°17′25″N 75°47′34″W / 41.29028°N 75.79278°W / 41.29028; -75.79278Coordinates: 41°17′25″N 75°47′34″W / 41.29028°N 75.79278°W / 41.29028; -75.79278
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[edit]

Laflin is located at 41°17′25″N 75°47′34″W / 41.290380°N 75.792900°W / 41.290380; -75.792900.[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[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 231
1900 254 10.0%
1910 528 107.9%
1920 473 −10.4%
1930 421 −11.0%
1940 386 −8.3%
1950 258 −33.2%
1960 235 −8.9%
1970 399 69.8%
1980 1,650 313.5%
1990 1,498 −9.2%
2000 1,502 0.3%
2010 1,487 −1.0%
Est. 2014 1,472 [4] −1.0%
Sources:[5][6][7]

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.

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