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

The community of Scranton is the Seat for Lackawanna County.

Lackawanna County was founded August 13, 1878 and was created by taking area from LuzerneCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lackawanna had a population of 208,801 people. This is a decrease of 2.11% since the last Census (which gave a population of 213,295 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lackawanna represented 1.74% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 17th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010214,437+0.54%+2.7% since 2009
2009208,801-2.11%-0.23% since 2008
2008209,292-1.88% 
2007209,339-1.85% 
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2000213,295The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lackawanna County Census Page for Lackawanna County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Lackawanna County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lackawanna County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Scranton   71,94476,4155.85% decrease  
Dunmore   13,91314,0180.75% decrease  
Carbondale   9,1689,8046.49% decrease  
Old Forge   8,5098,7983.28% decrease  
Blakely   6,7127,0274.48% decrease  

Websites for Lackawanna County

Official Website:   www.lackawannacounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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