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Live, Work & Play in Lackawanna County

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From our nine colleges and universities – including the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine – to our low crime rate, great recreation and affordable housing, Lackawanna County is a wonderful place in Northeastern Pennsylvania to live, work and play and is home to The Office!

Lackawanna County Quick Facts

2020 Estimated Population: 215,896

Area: 473.8 square miles

Created: August 13, 1878, from a portion of Luzerne County

Named for: the Lackawanna River (Lackawanna is an Algonguin word meaning “where the streams meet”)

Seat: Scranton

Government: Home Rule Charter, 1976

Latitude/Longitude: 41°24.29’N; 75°38.54’W

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