Throop is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, adjoining Scranton. Formerly, coal mining and silk manufacturing provided employment for the people of Throop, who numbered 2,204 in 1900 and 5,133 in 1910. In 1940, 7,382 people lived in Throop, Pennsylvania. The population was 4,010 at the 2000 census.
Throop's most popular summertime event is its annual Cow Flop organized by the Throop Booster Club. The Flop serves as a fundraiser for the club and usually raises about $10,000 annually for the Club. The two day event features a parade, fireworks, music, food, and other entertainment. The winner of the annual Cow Flop raffle wins $5,000.
There were 1,709 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the borough the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $34,389, and the median income for a family was $38,929. Males had a median income of $30,254 versus $21,275 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,998. About 7.9% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.
Valley Connections: St. Joseph's Mayfest scheduled for this weekend- --Ashue Grange in Wapato is celebrating 75 years---Prosser Senior Center to host open
May 14, 1998; house St. Joseph's Mayfest scheduled for this weekendSUNNYSIDE - Where the cow "flops" is where her aromatic package plops. The...