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Welcome to Dickson City ...

Dickson City is located in Lackawanna County<1>.

The location of Dickson City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dickson City has a population of 5,761 people<3> (see below for details).

Dickson City is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dickson City had an population of 5,761 people. This is a decrease of 5.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dickson City had a population of 6,070 people. This makes Dickson City the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Dickson City represents 0.05% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 148th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,070 people, the population of Dickson City decreased 2.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,205 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dickson City.

Communities near Dickson City ...

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

  • Kingston [Luzerne County]
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    • Kingston [Luzerne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Dickson City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,812 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<6>
  • Carbondale [Lackawanna County]
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    • Carbondale [Lackawanna County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Dickson City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<6>
  • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
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    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Dickson City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,894 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Forge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<6>
  • Pittston [Luzerne County]
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    • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Dickson City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,802 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
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      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Dickson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,913 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<6>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
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      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Dickson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,832 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<6>
    • Exeter [Luzerne County]
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      • Exeter [Luzerne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Dickson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,541 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<6>
    • Swoyersville [Luzerne County]
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      • Swoyersville [Luzerne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Dickson City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swoyersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swoyersville<6>
    • Duryea [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duryea
      • Duryea [Luzerne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Dickson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duryea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duryea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duryea<6>
    • West Pittston [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Pittston
      • West Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Dickson City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,761 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Pittston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Pittston<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 Dickson City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dickson City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dickson City. 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 Dickson City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dickson City. See our Newspapers Page for Dickson City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dickson City ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Lackawanna County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dickson City. 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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dickson City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dickson City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- Dickson City) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dickson City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4648, Longitude: -75.6232       In this case, the coordinates for Dickson City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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