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Luzerne is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Luzerne. For links to other places called Luzerne, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Luzerne is 41.285N. The longitude is -75.901W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,842.
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12% of Luzerne residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Luzerne ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Luzerne was $16,217, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Luzerne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Luzerne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $685.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Luzerne political report.
The average commute time for Luzerne workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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