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Hughestown is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The latitude of Hughestown is 41.326N. The longitude is -75.773W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 774 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,487.
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12% of Hughestown residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hughestown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hughestown was $20,246, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Hughestown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hughestown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $886.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hughestown political report.
The average commute time for Hughestown workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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