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Welcome to Pittston ...

The city of Pittston is located in Luzerne County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pittston has a population of 7,802 people<2> (see below for details).

Pittston is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Pittston: (570)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pittston had an population of 7,802 people. This is an increase of 0.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pittston had a population of 7,739 people. This makes Pittston the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Pittston represents 0.06% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,739 people, the population of Pittston decreased 4.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,104 people).

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

Communities Also Named Pittston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Pittston - they are located in Maine, Ontario and Virginia.

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

Communities near Pittston ...

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

  • Scranton [Lackawanna County]
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    • Scranton [Lackawanna County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Pittston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,653 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<5>
  • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkes-Barre
    • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Pittston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkes-Barre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkes-Barre<5>
  • Dunmore [Lackawanna County]
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    • Dunmore [Lackawanna County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Pittston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,954 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunmore have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore<5>
  • Kingston [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
    • Kingston [Luzerne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Pittston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,812 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
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      • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Pittston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanticoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<5>
    • Archbald [Lackawanna County]
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      • Archbald [Lackawanna County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Pittston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archbald have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archbald
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archbald<5>
    • Blakely [Lackawanna County]
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      • Blakely [Lackawanna County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Pittston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely<5>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Pittston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,913 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<5>
    • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Pittston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<5>
    • Dickson City [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson City
      • Dickson City [Lackawanna County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Pittston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,761 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<5>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pittston. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pittston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pittston ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pittston. 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 Pittston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pittston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Pittston) 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 Pittston. 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 Pittston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pittston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3252, Longitude: -75.7881    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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