Scranton, Kansas

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Scranton is a city in Osage County, Kansas, United States. The population was 724 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Scranton is located at 38°46′46″N 95°44′17″W / 38.77944°N 95.73806°W / 38.77944; -95.73806 (38.779307, -95.737918)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it is land and 0.93% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 724 people, 263 households, and 181 families residing in the city. The population density was 675.3 people per square mile (261.3/km²). There were 289 housing units at an average density of 269.6/sq mi (104.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.44% White, 0.83% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

There were 263 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,794, and the median income for a family was $40,521. Males had a median income of $31,364 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,210. About 8.3% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

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