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Welcome to Scranton ...

The city of Scranton is located in Lackawanna County<1> and is the County Seat for Lackawanna County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Scranton has a population of 76,653 people<3> (see below for details).

Scranton was established in 1778.

The community of Scranton is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Scranton ...

Official Website:   www.scrantonpa.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.scrantonchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Scranton had an population of 76,653 people. This is an increase of 0.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Scranton had a population of 76,089 people (or 35.48% of the total population of Lackawanna County). This makes Scranton the county's most populous community.

The population of Scranton represents 0.6% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 76,089 people, the population of Scranton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 76,415 people).

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

Communities Also Named Scranton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Scranton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Scranton ...

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

  • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkes-Barre
    • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Scranton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkes-Barre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkes-Barre<6>
  • Kingston [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
    • Kingston [Luzerne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Scranton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,812 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<6>
  • Carbondale [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale [Lackawanna County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Scranton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<6>
  • Pittston [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittston
    • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Scranton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,802 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Archbald [Lackawanna County]
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      • Archbald [Lackawanna County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archbald have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archbald
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archbald<6>
    • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
    • Exeter [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Luzerne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<6>
    • Swoyersville [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swoyersville
      • Swoyersville [Luzerne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swoyersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swoyersville<6>
    • Clarks Summit [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Summit
      • Clarks Summit [Lackawanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarks Summit<6>
    • Duryea [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duryea
      • Duryea [Luzerne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duryea have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duryea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duryea<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 Scranton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Scranton.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Scranton. Our list includes 101 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Scranton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Scranton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Pennsylvania

About Lackawanna County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Scranton: www.scrantonpa.gov/

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>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 Scranton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Scranton 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 Scranton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scranton - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Scranton) 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 Scranton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scranton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scranton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4087, Longitude: -75.6586    
<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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