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Sugar Notch is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named for the sugar maple trees growing in the nearby mountain gap
The latitude of Sugar Notch is 41.196N. The longitude is -75.928W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 985.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sugar Notch demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18706 ZIP code.
10% of Sugar Notch residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sugar Notch ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sugar Notch was $15,902, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Sugar Notch residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sugar Notch, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $369. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $739.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sugar Notch political report.
The average commute time for Sugar Notch workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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