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Moscow, Pennsylvania

Moscow is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,009 at the 2016 census. It is located approximately 9 miles from Scranton and 25 miles from Honesdale.

Moscow
Moscow, as depicted on an 1891 pictorial map
Moscow, as depicted on an 1891 pictorial map
Location of Moscow in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Moscow in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
Moscow is located in Pennsylvania
Moscow
Moscow
Location of Moscow in Pennsylvania
Moscow is located in the United States
Moscow
Moscow
Moscow (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°20′21″N 75°31′45″W / 41.33917°N 75.52917°W / 41.33917; -75.52917Coordinates: 41°20′21″N 75°31′45″W / 41.33917°N 75.52917°W / 41.33917; -75.52917
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLackawanna
Founded byW.B. Miller
Government
 • MayorRosemarie Warner
Area
 • Total2.85 sq mi (7.39 km2)
 • Land2.85 sq mi (7.38 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,722 ft (525 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,026
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
1,939
 • Density680.59/sq mi (262.81/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
18444
Area code(s)570
Websitehttp://www.moscowboro.com

GeographyEdit

Moscow is located at 41°20′21″N 75°31′45″W / 41.33917°N 75.52917°W / 41.33917; -75.52917 (41.339274, -75.529053).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land, with negligible surface water. The Roaring Brook flows through Moscow and many tributary streams merge there with the brook.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880320
189058281.9%
1910650
19207028.0%
193089227.1%
19401,09723.0%
19501,050−4.3%
19601,21215.4%
19701,43018.0%
19801,5367.4%
19901,527−0.6%
20001,88323.3%
20102,0267.6%
Est. 20171,939[2]−4.3%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 2,026 people, 751 households, and 569 families residing in the borough. The population density was 723.6 people per square mile (279.4/km²). There were 789 housing units at an average density of 281.8 per square mile (110.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.9% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 751 households, out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.7 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 25% under the age of 18, 60.7% from 18 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $58,686, and the median income for a family was $77,583. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $37,054 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,888. About 6.1% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Moscow is serviced by the North Pocono School District. Moscow has five schools within the borough: North Pocono Middle School, North Pocono Intermediate School, Moscow Elementary Center, North Pocono Preschool, and Moscow United Methodist Preschool. Nearby Covington Township contains the new site of North Pocono High School, North Pocono Head Start, and the Lackawanna College Environmental Institute. Jefferson Township also contains a North Pocono School District elementary school Jefferson Elementary School.

AttractionsEdit

The former Lackawanna Railroad station houses a railroad museum and is currently served by excursion trains from nearby Steamtown National Historic Site.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.