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Encyclopedia > Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
[[Image:|100px|Seal of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania]]
Seal
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lackawanna County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Statistics
Formed March 2, 1831
Seat Scranton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,203 km² (465 mi²)

15 km² (6 mi²) 1.27%
Population
 - (2000)
 -
({{{census estimate yr}}})
 -
Density

213,295
180/km² 
Website: www.lackawannacounty.org


Lackawanna County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. It is located in the northern Coal Region, north west of the Poconos. As of 2000, the population was 213,295. Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... For other places named Scranton, see Scranton. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... Counties of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, known for anthracite mining. ... The Poconos, or the Pocono Mountains region, is a mountainous region of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km²) located in northeastern Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Lackawanna County was created on August 13, 1878 from part of Luzerne County making it the last new county to be created in the state. It was named for the Lackawanna River. August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed Seat Wilkes-Barre Area  - Total  - Water 2,349 km² (907 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 1. ... The Lackawanna River is a tributary of the Susquehanna River, approximately 35 mi (56 km) long, in northeastern Pennsylvania in the United States. ...


Its county seat is Scranton6. A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... For other places named Scranton, see Scranton. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Advertising

In the spring of 2005 Lackwanna County unvailed its new advertising campaign "Lackawanna Wonderful" including a song to the tune of "Some Kind of Wonderful." There are many logos used including the full wording in any colors (most commonly pink, green, and navy), the green swirl, or the swirl in a cutout of the state of Pennsylvania. This slogan is used as Lackawanna Wonderful, Lackawanna County, PA; Lackawanna County, Discover How Wonderful We Are.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,203 km² (465 mi²). 1,188 km² (459 mi²) of it is land and 15 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.27% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 213,295 people, 86,218 households, and 55,783 families residing in the county. The population density is 180/km² (465/mi²). There are 95,362 housing units at an average density of 80/km² (208/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.65% White, 1.31% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.39% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 86,218 households out of which 27.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% are married couples living together, 11.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.30% are non-families. 31.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 3.00. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 89.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.40 males.


Cities and municipalities


Abington Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Archbald is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Benton Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Blakely is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Carbondale Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Carbondale is a city located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Clarks Green is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Clarks Summit is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Clifton Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Covington Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Dalton is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 1,294. ... Dickson City is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Dunmore is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Elmhurst Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Fell Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Glenburn Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, founded in 1877. ... Glenburn is a census-designated place located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Greenfield Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Jefferson Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Jermyn is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Jessup is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... La Plume Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Madison Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Mayfield is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Moosic is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania six miles (nine km) south of Scranton, PA, and 13 miles (21km) northeast of Wilkes-Barre, PA on the Lackawanna River. ... Moscow is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Mount Cobb is a census-designated place located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Newton Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... North Abington Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Old Forge is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Olyphant is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Ransom Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Roaring Brook Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Scott Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... For other places named Scranton, see Scranton. ... South Abington Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Spring Brook Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Taylor is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Thornhurst Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Throop (pronounced TROOP) is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... Vandling is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... West Abington Township is a township located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ...

Flag of Pennsylvania Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Capital: Harrisburg
Metropolitan areas: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton | Altoona | Erie | Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon | Johnstown | Lancaster | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | Reading | Scranton-Wilkes-Barre | State College | Williamsport | York-Hanover
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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (348 words)
Lackawanna County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania.
Lackawanna County was created on August 13, 1878 from part of Luzerne County making it the last new county to be created in the state.
In the county, the population is spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
Description of the Geology of Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (459 words)
Its north-western wall is the Shickshinny or Lackawanna mountain of steeply dipping Pocono rocks (X), with a terrace of the Conglomerate (XII) running along its face, beautifully sculptured into a series of triangles by the drainage from the crest.
The Lackawanna Coal basin holds only 307` of coal measures, with a total of 20` of coal, at its north-east end; 282` of measures, with 13` of coal, at Carbondale; 633` of measures with 67` of coal, at Scranton; and 816` of measures, with 85` of coal, further west.
From: A geological hand atlas of the sixty-seven counties of Pennsylvania :embodying the results of the field work of the survey, from 1874 to 1884.
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