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(Luzerne County)

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Welcome to Luzerne ...

Luzerne is located in Luzerne County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Luzerne has a population of 2,812 people<2> (see below for details).

Luzerne is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Luzerne is located in the (570) area code.

The ZIP code for Luzerne: 18709<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Luzerne had an population of 2,812 people. This is a decrease of 1.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Luzerne had a population of 2,845 people. This makes Luzerne the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Luzerne represents 0.02% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 330th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,845 people, the population of Luzerne decreased 3.62% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,952 people).

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

Communities Also Named Luzerne ...

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

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 6 communities that are also named Luzerne - they are located in Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and New York (2).

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

Communities near Luzerne ...

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

  • Scranton [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
    • Scranton [Lackawanna County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Luzerne
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,653 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Luzerne
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunmore have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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<6>
  • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nanticoke
    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Luzerne
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanticoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<6>
  • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Forge
    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Luzerne
    • 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.
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pittston [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittston
      • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Luzerne
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<6>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Luzerne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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<6>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Luzerne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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<6>
    • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Luzerne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
    • Dickson City [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson City
      • Dickson City [Lackawanna County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Luzerne
      • 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.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,761 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<6>
    • Exeter [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Luzerne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Luzerne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Luzerne ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Luzerne County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Luzerne.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Luzerne - 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 community (such as Luzerne). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Luzerne 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Luzerne) 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 Luzerne. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Luzerne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luzerne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2869, Longitude: -75.8956    
<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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