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Kingston is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named after Kingston, RI
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Kingston. For links to other places called Kingston, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Kingston is 41.261N. The longitude is -75.897W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 538 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,368.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kingston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18704 ZIP code.
13% of Kingston residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kingston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kingston was $20,568, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Kingston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kingston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $900.
Libraries in Kingston include Hoyt Library ... View libraries
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kingston political report.
The average commute time for Kingston workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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