Luzerne County

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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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