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Scranton is a city in Lackawanna County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after George and Selden Scranton, who launched the iron industry here.
The latitude of Scranton is 41.408N. The longitude is -75.662W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 755 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 74,320.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Scranton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lackawanna 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 18503 ZIP code.
13% of Scranton residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Scranton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Scranton was $16,174, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Scranton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Scranton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $850.
Libraries in Scranton include Children's Library, Green Ridge Branch, Providence Branch Library, Scranton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Scranton include Scranton Times & Tribune
TV stations in Scranton include WNEP, WQPX, WSWB, WVIA, WYOU.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVIA-FM.
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Scranton political report.
The average commute time for Scranton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Scranton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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