Moscow, Pennsylvania

Moscow, Pennsylvania
Borough of Moscow
Moscow, as depicted on an 1891 panoramic map
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Elevation 1,722 ft (524.9 m)
Coordinates 41°20′21″N 75°31′45″W / 41.33917°N 75.52917°W / 41.33917; -75.52917
Area 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 - land 2.8 sq mi (7 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 2,026 (2010)
Density 723.6 / sq mi (279.4 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18444
Area code 570
Location of Moscow in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Moscow is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,026 at the 2010 census.


Moscow is located at 41°20′21″N 75°31′45″W / 41.33917°N 75.52917°W / 41.33917; -75.52917 (41.339274, -75.529053)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land, with negligible surface water. The Roaring Brook flows through Moscow and many tributary streams merge there with the brook.


The former Lackawanna Railroad depot at Moscow.

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,026 people, 751 households, and 569 families residing in the borough. The population density was 723.6 people per square mile (279.4/km²). There were 789 housing units at an average density of 281.8 per square mile (110.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.9% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 751 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.7 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25% under the age of 18, 60.7% from 18 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $51,615, and the median income for a family was $59,545. Males had a median income of $45,625 versus $26,012 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,725. About 5.6% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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