About Buck, PA
Buck, PA is located in Luzerne County in the state of Pennsylvania.
The total City Population for Buck is about 323 with about 7 people per square mile.
The Average Home Value is $213,929, which is roughly 17% higher than the Average Home Value of $178,061 for the state of Pennsylvania, and roughly 1% lower than the National Average of $217,072.
The Median Income Per Household is about $62,500, which is roughly 5% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $66,082 for the state of Pennsylvania, and roughly 4% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.
Demographic DetailsAverage # of People Per Household: 2.92
Male Population Estimate: 52.9%
Female Population Estimate: 47.1%
Median Age: 36.1
Male Median Age: 33.4
Female Median Age: 36.6
Racial Demographic Estimates
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NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Buck specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Luzerne County: About 2.06884 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Average # of Violent Crimes for Luzerne County: About 170.433 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Luzerne County is about 48% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 41% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
The Unemployment Rate for Buck is about 7.1%.
Pennsylvania is ranked #30 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 38.46 out of 100.
Wage PoliciesOverall Wage Policy Score: 20.1
The average living wage for the state of Pennsylvania is $29.08/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Pennsylvania a minimum wage score of 16.01 compared to all other states.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.83/hr, which gives Pennsylvania a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 21.41 compared to all other states.
The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Pennsylvania is $157.74, resulting in a UI benefit score of 20.67 compared to all other states.
Worker Protection PoliciesOverall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Pennsylvania does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
✓ Pennsylvania does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Pennsylvania does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Pennsylvania does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Pennsylvania does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Pennsylvania does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Pennsylvania does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Pennsylvania does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Pennsylvania does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Pennsylvania does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
✓ Pennsylvania does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
✓ Pennsylvania does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Pennsylvania does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.
Right To Organize PoliciesOverall Right To Organize Score: 70
✓ Pennsylvania does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
✓ Pennsylvania does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
✓ Pennsylvania does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
✓ Pennsylvania does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
✓ Pennsylvania does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
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Additional Location DetailsZip Code(s): 18661
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Average Elevation: 563.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 717, 223