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Hazleton is a city in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.

The community was named after nearby Hazel Creek

The latitude of Hazleton is 40.958N. The longitude is -75.975W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,657 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,492.


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Median household income
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$28,082
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hazleton demographic reports
Coal-mining region
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 31. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Colleges and universities: Pennsylvania State University -- Hazleton Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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12% of Hazleton residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hazleton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hazleton was $17,270, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Hazleton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hazleton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $751.


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Libraries in Hazleton include Hazleton Area Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hazleton include Standard-Speaker

TV stations in Hazleton include WOLF.

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Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hazleton political report.

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The average commute time for Hazleton workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hazleton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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