Luzerne County

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

200 N River St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Phone: (570) 825-1500
Fax: (570) 825-9343

In north-central PA, southwest of Scranton; organized Sep 25, 1786 from Northumberland County. Name Origin: For Anne Cesar, Chevalier de la Luzerne (1741-91), French diplomat who helped negotiate the termination of the American Revolution

Area (sq mi):: 907.13 (land 890.81; water 16.32) Population per square mile: 351.20
Population 2005: 312,861 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.00%; 1990-2000 -2.70% Population 2000: 319,250 (White 96.00%; Black or African American 1.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 40.80
Income 2000: per capita $18,228; median household $33,771; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,891-$28,026
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Wilkes-Barre County seat (41,559)
  • Hazleton (22,319)
  • Kingston (13,284)
  • Nanticoke (10,471)

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    References in classic literature ?
    This was promptly declared unconstitutional by the Luzerne County Court, on the ground that it violated the Fourteenth Amendment in that it discriminated between individuals of the same class--namely, children above fourteen years of age and children below.
    M2 EQUITYBITES-May 26, 2015-PPL Corporation reports resumption of service at Unit 2 at Susquehanna Nuclear Plant in Luzerne County
    He previously served as District Attorney of Luzerne County and a Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge.
    It will run from Dallas, Luzerne County, in northeastern Pennsylvania, to Transco's pipeline interconnect in Pennington, Mercer County, NJ.
    International Resource News-June 9, 2014--PPL Corporation resumes operations at nuclear power plant in Luzerne County
    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.
    In the fourth quarter the firm said it expects to open an additional Luzerne County office in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania.
    In 2009, a scandal broke in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, that showed how precarious this route could be when Judge Mark A.
    received a permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that allows a 184-acre expansion of the Small Mountain Quarry in Luzerne County, Pa.
    US communications holding company AT&T (NYSE:T) announced on Tuesday the activation of a new mobile broadband cell site in Luzerne county, Pennsylvania.
    5 meters Thursday evening, the same height as the levee system protecting riverfront communities including Wilkes-Barre and Kingston, a Luzerne County official told the Associated Press.
    5 percent under his predecessor--was higher in Luzerne County than anywhere else in the state.