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Welcome to Kingston ...

Kingston is located in Luzerne County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kingston has a population of 12,812 people<3> (see below for details).

Kingston is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Kingston: (570)

The ZIP code for Kingston: 18704<5>

Websites for Kingston ...

Official Website: www.kingstonpa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kingston had an population of 12,812 people. This is a decrease of 2.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kingston had a population of 13,182 people. This makes Kingston the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Kingston represents 0.1% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,182 people, the population of Kingston decreased 4.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,855 people).

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

Communities Also Named Kingston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Kingston: This one is located in Luzerne County and the other is located in Westmoreland County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 55 communities that are also named Kingston - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (3), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Kingston ...

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

  • Scranton [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
    • Scranton [Lackawanna County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Kingston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,653 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<7>
  • Dunmore [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunmore
    • Dunmore [Lackawanna County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Kingston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunmore have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,954 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore<7>
  • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nanticoke
    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Kingston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanticoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<7>
  • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Forge
    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Kingston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> 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<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pittston [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittston
      • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Kingston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<7>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Kingston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<7>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Kingston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,832 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<7>
    • Dickson City [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson City
      • Dickson City [Lackawanna County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Kingston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,761 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<7>
    • Clarks Summit [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Summit
      • Clarks Summit [Lackawanna County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Kingston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarks Summit<7>
    • Duryea [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duryea
      • Duryea [Luzerne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Kingston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duryea have been provided by the GNIS.<8> 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<7>

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 Kingston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kingston.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kingston ...

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

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About Luzerne County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kingston: www.kingstonpa.org/

The official website for Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.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 Luzerne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 Kingston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Kingston 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 Kingston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kingston - 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 community (such as Kingston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kingston 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kingston) 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 Kingston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kingston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2618, Longitude: -75.8972    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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