Scranton Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Scranton: County seat city in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA

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Location of Scranton on Pennsylvania map.


Scranton is a city located in the county of Lackawanna in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 76,089 and a population density of 1,150 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 76,532 inhabitants.

The city was created 165 years ago in 1856.

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Downtown Scranton
Downtown Scranton image


Scranton is located at 41°24'33"N 75°39'54"W (41.4091600, -75.6649000).

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Scranton Quick Facts

Population : 76,532 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Lackawanna County
Phone Area Codes : 610
Area : 66.14 km2
Official name : Scranton
Altitude : 745 feet / 227 meters
Capital city : Scranton is capital of Lackawanna County
Establishment : February 02, 1856 (165 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 09:28:40 (17th October 2021)
Postal code : 18503
Density : 1,157 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.58% (2010-2020)

Scranton has 1 neighbours.


The population of Scranton increased by 0.58% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 76,089 - census
2011 75,926 -0.21% estimation process
2012 76,024 0.13% estimation process
2013 75,831 -0.25% estimation process
2014 75,443 -0.51% estimation process
2015 77,149 2.21% estimation process
2016 77,235 0.11% estimation process
2017 77,214 -0.03% estimation process
2018 77,017 -0.26% estimation process
2019 76,653 -0.47% estimation process
2020 76,532 -0.16% estimation process

Scranton zip code is 18503. County name: Lackawanna, County fips: 42069

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People born in Scranton (200)

People born in Scranton, including businessman Teddy Mayer, writer Lauren Weisberger, developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, you can see a list of people who born in Scranton.

  • Jane Jacobs (American–Canadian journalist, author on urbanism and activist (1916-2006)) she was born in 04/05/1916
  • Lizabeth Scott (American actress and singer) she was born in 29/09/1922
  • Adam Rippon (American figure skater) he was born in 11/11/1989
  • Lewis B. Stillwell (American engineer) he was born in 12/03/1863
  • Melanie Smith (American actress) she was born in 16/12/1962
  • Sonny Burke (American musical arranger, composer, big band leader and producer (1914-1980)) he was born in 22/03/1914
  • Mike Munchak (American football player and coach) he was born in 05/03/1960
  • Gershon Legman (American journalist) he was born in 02/11/1917
  • Frank Carlucci (American politician (1930-2018)) he was born in 18/10/1930
  • Gerald Patrick O'Hara (Roman Catholic archbishop) he was born in 04/05/1895
  • R. Duncan Luce (American mathematical psychologist (1925–2012)) he was born in 16/05/1925
  • Greg Sherman (American ice hockey executive) he was born in 30/03/1970
  • Charles David Keeling (American scientist (1928-2005)) he was born in 20/04/1928
  • William Kotzwinkle (American novelist, short story writer, children's writer, screenwriter) he was born in 22/11/1938
  • Cy Endfield (American screenwriter and director) he was born in 10/11/1914
  • Nelson S. Bond (American writer) he was born in 23/11/1908
  • Robert Reich (American political economist) he was born in 24/06/1946
  • Bob Casey Jr. (United States Senator from Pennsylvania) he was born in 13/04/1960

Schools in Scranton

College & universities near Scranton, PA

Code Name City ZIP
456542 Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Scranton (PA) 18509
215929 University of Scranton Scranton (PA) 18510-4699
385503 Fortis Institute-Scranton Scranton (PA) 18509-2903
213376 Lackawanna College Scranton (PA) 18509-3206
217040 Yeshivath Beth Moshe Scranton (PA) 18505-2196

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Scranton, PA

Code Name Address Type
SRN Scranton, PA 23 Lackawanna Avenue BUS
WKB Wilkes-Barre, PA 47 South Washington Street BUS
WHV White Haven, PA I-476, Exit 95/I-80, Exit 277, at Hwy 940 BUS

Post offices near Scranton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Scranton Post Office Scranton (PA) 18503
Steamtown Post Office Scranton (PA) 18503
West Scranton Post Office Scranton (PA) 18504
Dunmor Post Office Dunmore (PA) 18512
North Scranton Post Office Scranton (PA) 18508

Other places with the same name (6)

Other cities in Lackawanna County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lackawanna County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
City of Scranton 76,089 County seat city in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Dunmore 12,836 Borough of Pennsylvania
Old Forge 8,048 City in New York, United States of America
Archbald 7,055 Borough of Pennsylvania
Blakely 6,174 Borough of Pennsylvania
Moosic 5,813 Borough of Pennsylvania
Dickson City 5,731 Borough of Pennsylvania
Olyphant 5,007 Borough of Pennsylvania
Clarks Summit 4,843 City in Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jessup 4,372 Borough of Pennsylvania
Throop 3,887 Borough of Pennsylvania
Spring Brook 2,691 Human settlement in United States of America
Jermyn 2,037 Borough of Pennsylvania
Moscow 2,026 Borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Mount Cobb 1,799 Census designated place
Lehigh 1,783 Township in Pennsylvania, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Scranton distances to largest Pennsylvania cities