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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County is a county located in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population is 213,295. Its county seat is Scranton6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording 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.


\nAs 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. 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. 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 towns

Abington Township\n*Archbald\n*Benton Township\n*Blakely\n*Carbondale Township\n*Carbondale\n*Clarks Green\n*Clarks Summit\n*Clifton Township\n*Covington Township\n*Dalton\n*Dickson City\n*Dunmore\n*Elmhurst Township\n*Fell Township\n*Glenburn Township\n*Glenburn\n*Greenfield Township\n*Jefferson Township\n*Jermyn\n*Jessup\n*La Plume Township\n*Madison Township\n*Mayfield\n*Moosic\n*Moscow\n*Mount Cobb\n*Newton Township\n*North Abington Township\n*Old Forge\n*Olyphant\n*Ransom Township\n*Roaring Brook Township\n*Scott Township\n*Scranton\n*South Abington Township\n*Spring Brook Township\n*Taylor\n*Thornhurst Township\n*Throop\n*Vandling\n*West Abington Township