Lackawanna County

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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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