Lackawanna County

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

200 N Washington Ave
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: (570) 963-6723
Fax: (570) 963-6387
www.lackawannacounty.org

In northeastern PA, northeast of Wilkes-Barre. Organized Aug 13, 1878 from Luzerne County, the last PA county to be created. Name Origin: For the Lackawanna River, which runs through it. From a Delaware Indian word probably meaning 'the stream that forks.'

Area (sq mi):: 464.51 (land 458.63; water 5.88) Population per square mile: 456.80
Population 2005: 209,525 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.80%; 1990-2000 -2.60% Population 2000: 213,295 (White 95.90%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.80%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 40.30
Income 2000: per capita $18,710; median household $34,438; Population below poverty level: 10.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,029-$28,986
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 19.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Scranton County seat (73,928)
  • Dunmore (13,672)

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    Current and former guards at the Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton abused their authority and positions to coerce sex from female inmates, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.
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    Penn State University's Worthington Scranton Campus and The Lackawanna County Housing Authority have collaborated to provide preventive health care to low income senior adults.
    The bank said that five of the acquired branches are located in Luzerne County, one is located in Lackawanna County and two are located in Carbon County.
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    US communications holding company AT&T (NYSE:T) on Tuesday announced the activation of a new mobile broadband cell site in Lackawanna county, Pennsylvania.