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Welcome to Carbondale ...

The city of Carbondale is located in Lackawanna County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carbondale has a population of 8,377 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Carbondale.

Carbondale is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Carbondale lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Carbondale is located in the (570) area code.

The ZIP code for Carbondale: 18407<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carbondale had an population of 8,377 people. This is a decrease of 5.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carbondale had a population of 8,891 people. This makes Carbondale the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Carbondale represents 0.07% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 86th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,891 people, the population of Carbondale decreased 9.31% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,804 people).

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

Communities Also Named Carbondale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Carbondale - they are located in Alberta, California (2), Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Carbondale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carbondale.

  • Scranton [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
    • Scranton [Lackawanna County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Carbondale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,532 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<6>
  • Dunmore [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunmore
    • Dunmore [Lackawanna County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Carbondale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,836 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore<6>
  • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Forge
    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Carbondale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,838 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Forge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<6>
  • Blakely [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blakely
    • Blakely [Lackawanna County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Carbondale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,174 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
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      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Carbondale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<6>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
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      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Carbondale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,813 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<6>
    • Dickson City [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson City
      • Dickson City [Lackawanna County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Carbondale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<6>
    • Olyphant [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olyphant
      • Olyphant [Lackawanna County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Carbondale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,007 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olyphant have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olyphant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olyphant<6>
    • Clarks Summit [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Summit
      • Clarks Summit [Lackawanna County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Carbondale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,843 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarks Summit<6>
    • Jessup [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jessup
      • Jessup [Lackawanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Carbondale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jessup have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jessup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jessup<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carbondale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carbondale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carbondale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carbondale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carbondale. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Carbondale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carbondale ...

Looking for more information about Carbondale? 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 Carbondale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carbondale.

Adding Carbondale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Carbondale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Carbondale was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Carbondale on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Carbondale on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Lackawanna County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lackawanna County: www.lackawannacounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lackawanna, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carbondale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carbondale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Carbondale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carbondale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carbondale) 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 Carbondale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarbondaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbondale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5730, Longitude: -75.5007    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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