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West Hazleton is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The latitude of West Hazleton is 40.958N. The longitude is -75.996W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,699 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,400.
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15% of West Hazleton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Hazleton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Hazleton was $16,525, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of West Hazleton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Hazleton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $608.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Hazleton political report.
The average commute time for West Hazleton workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in West Hazleton include Comfort Inn West Hazleton.
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