Luzerne County , Pennsylvania

Luzerne County: County in Pennsylvania, United States

Luzerne County locator map
Location of Luzerne County on Pennsylvania map.

About

Luzerne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 320,918 and a population density of 137 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 316,982 inhabitants. Its county seat is Wilkes-Barre. The county was created 235 years ago in 1786.

Luzerne County Courthouse flickr image
Luzerne County Courthouse flickr
Luzerne County Courthouse flickr image

Geography

Luzerne County is located at 41°10'37"N 75°59'21"W (41.1770100, -75.9890300). It has 6 neighbors: Columbia County, Lackawanna County, Monroe County, Schuylkill County, Sullivan County and Wyoming County.

Luzerne County map

The largest city of Luzerne County is Back Mountain with a population of 26,973. Other cities include, Hazleton population 24,809, Kingston population 12,787, Nanticoke population 10,278 and Plymouth population 5,752. See all Luzerne County cities & populated places.

Luzerne County Quick Facts

Population : 316,982 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
Different from : Luzerne
Area : 2349 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.8%
Land as percent of area : 98.2%
Named for : Anne-César, Chevalier de la Luzerne
Altitude : 2,306 feet / 703 meters
Capital : Wilkes-Barre
Establishment : September 09, 1786
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 02:50:00 (26th October 2021)
Density : 135 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.24% (2010-2020)

Luzerne County has 6 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Luzerne County decreased by 1.24% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 320,918 - census
2011 321,006 0.03% estimation process
2012 321,147 0.04% estimation process
2013 319,637 -0.47% estimation process
2014 319,150 -0.15% estimation process
2015 318,059 -0.34% estimation process
2016 317,172 -0.28% estimation process
2017 317,808 0.2% estimation process
2018 317,859 0.02% estimation process
2019 317,417 -0.14% estimation process
2020 316,982 -0.14% estimation process

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People born in Luzerne County (12)

People born in Luzerne County, including army officer Harry Welsh, All-college football player, professional football player, quarterback, halfback, College Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame Charley Trippi, poet and politician John S. McGroarty, you can see a list of people who born in Luzerne County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Luzerne County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Luzerne County.

City Name Population Title
Back Mountain 26,973 Unincorporated community
Hazleton 24,809 City in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Kingston 12,787 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Nanticoke 10,278 City in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Plains 9,657 Township in eastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Cranberry 6,218 Township in Butler County, Pennsylvania
Plymouth 5,752 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Exeter 5,519 Borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Swoyersville 5,010 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Duryea 4,910 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
West Pittston 4,745 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Edwardsville 4,738 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Larksville 4,395 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
West Hazleton 4,318 Borough in southwestern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Forty Fort 4,025 Borough in northeastern Luzerne, County, Pennsylvania
Freeland 3,413 Borough in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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