Columbia, Montour, Snyder, Union, and Northumberland Counties Demographics

  • Total Population – 260,614
  • Work Force – 123,606
  • Average median  household income — $55.190

Please see this fact sheet for detailed statistics on the economic landscape of Pennsylvania.

Educational Opportunities:

Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School

Bloomsburg University

  • 9,600 undergraduate and graduate students
  • 58 majors, 20 graduate programs
  • Programs of study include sciences, education, business, and liberal arts

Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA

  • 3,600 undergraduate students, 60 graduate students
  • 50 majors

Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA

  • 2,200 students
  • 100+ courses of study

Pennsylvania College of Technology

  • 5,400 students
  • 100+ courses of study

Programs of study include industrial and computer engineering, construction and design, health sciences, business, transportation and natural resource technologies

Luzerne County Community College

  •  5,669 students
  • Public two-year college offering associate degree, certificate, and diploma programs
  • More than 4,000 enrolled in non-credit courses in Workforce and Community Development Division and Public Safety Training Institute
  • 7 campuses across central Pennsylvania


Population Commuting Patterns

Residents of the Central Pennsylvania region have always traveled across municipal boundaries to work, live, shop and play. Our population commutes an average of 22 minutes on our accessible, congestion-free roads.

 Click here to view 2016-2018 commuting patterns.

Gender and Age Data

Pennsylvania demographic studies* show that the central region is almost evenly split between male and female residents. The median age of the region is 37 and the majority of our population falls between 25 and 59 years old, offering local companies a stable, experienced and growing workforce.

*According to 2013 Sperling’s Best Places and Focus Prospector

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Pennsylvania Data

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