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The location of Scranton

Welcome to Scranton ...

The city of Scranton is located in Greene County.

The location of Scranton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Scranton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Scrantonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Scranton has a population of 528 people<3> (see below for details).

Scranton is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Scranton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Scranton: (712)

The ZIP code for Scranton: 51462<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Scranton had a population of 557 people (which is 5.97% of the total population of Greene County). This makes Scranton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Scranton represents 0.02% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 425th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 557 people, the population of Scranton decreased 7.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 604 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Scranton had an population of 528 people. This is a decrease of 5.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.58% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Scranton.

Communities Also Named Scranton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Scranton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Scranton.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Scranton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Scranton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Scranton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Scranton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Scranton ...

Looking for more information about Scranton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Scranton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Scranton.

Communities near Scranton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Carroll   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the West (W) of Scranton

Located in Carroll County

Jefferson   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the East (E) of Scranton

Lake City   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Scranton

Located in Calhoun County

Coon Rapids   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Scranton

Located in Carroll County

Glidden   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the West (W) of Scranton

Located in Carroll County

Grand Junction   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the East (E) of Scranton

Bayard   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the South (S) of Scranton

Located in Guthrie County

Churdan   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the North (N) of Scranton

Lohrville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the North (N) of Scranton

Located in Calhoun County

Farnhamville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the North (N) of Scranton

Located in Calhoun County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Scranton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scranton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Scranton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Scranton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Scranton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scranton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Scranton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Scranton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scranton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Scranton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scranton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scranton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0190, Longitude: -94.5490     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scranton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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