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Luzerne County, PA
The county was named for the Chevalier de la Luzerne, French minister to the United States

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Luzerne County is one of 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

The county is in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 313,431. This was a decrease of  -1.82% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$33,771
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Luzerne County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Luzerne County was $27,120. This was an increase of 21.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 88% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Wilkes-Barre

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14% of Luzerne County residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Luzerne County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Luzerne County include Agudas Israel Cemetery, Bethel Hill Cemetery, Bloomingdale Cemetery, Bronson Cemetery, Ceasetown Cemetery, Cedar Crest Cemetery, Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dennison Cemetery, Dodson Cemetery, Eaton Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Luzerne County include Ashley, Avoca, Beach Haven, Bear Creek, Bear Creek Village, Black Creek, Buck, Butler, Conyngham, Conyngham ... View communities

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Colleges in Luzerne County include King's College, Luzerne County Community College, Misericordia University, Penn State Hazleton, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes University ... View colleges

School districts in Luzerne County include Crestwood SD, Dallas SD, Greater Nanticoke Area SD, Hanover Area SD, Hazleton Area SD, Lake-Lehman SD, Northwest Area SD, Pittston Area SD, Wilkes-Barre Area SD, Wyoming Area SD ... View school districts

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Libraries in Luzerne County include Back Mountain Memorial Library, Freeland Branch Library, Hazleton Area Public Library, Hoyt Library, Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, Mill Memorial Library, North Branch Library, Nuremburg Branch Library, Osterhout Free Library, Pittston Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Luzerne County include Citizens' Voice, Mountaintop Eagle, Standard-Speaker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader ... View newspapers

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Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Luzerne County political report.

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Airports in Luzerne County include Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International

Hotels in Luzerne County include Best Value Inn Drums, Best Western, Best Western Genetti Hotel, Candlewood Suites, Comfort Inn West Hazleton, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Drums, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express Scranton ... More hotels

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