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Lackawanna County Profile

Demographic Profile of Lackawanna County

Lackawanna County is comprised of 40 municipalities which take on several distinctive forms of government.  These specific forms of governing are boroughs, cities, and townships.

As of 2006 the population of Lackawanna County was recorded at 209,728.  Median age of residents is 41.6.  Fifty two percent of the population is women and 47.6% are men.  Seventy nine percent of the population is 18 years of age or older. Those in the age bracket of 45 -54 make up the largest portion of the population, which is 31,499 residents.  There are 30,693 renter occupied units and 54,523 owner occupied units.  The median household income is $38,915.

The 2006 American Community Survey educational attainment levels for residents of Luzerne County 25 years of age and older are as follows:

Lackawanna County Educational Attainment



Population 25 years of age and older


Less than 9th grade


9th to 12th grade, no diploma


High school graduate(includes equivalency)


Some college, no degree


Associate's degree


Bachelor's degree


Graduate or professional degree


Percent high school graduate or higher


Percent bachelor's degree or higher


Source:  2006 American Community Survey


County Administration

Commissioner Michael J. Washo, Chairman
Phone: 570-963-6800
Fax: 570-963-6812
E-Mail: washom@lackawannacounty.org
Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Ezerskis

Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Vice-Chairman
Phone: 570-963-6800
Fax: 570-963-6812
E-mail: cobrien@lackawannacounty.org
Administrative Assistant: James Hart

Commissioner A. J. Munchak
Phone: 570-963-6800
Fax: 570-963-6812
E-mail: munchakaj@lackawannacounty.org
Administrative Assistant: Dorothy Zak

Elizabeth Randol, Ph.D., Chief of Staff
Phone: 570-963-6800
Fax: 570-963-6812
E-mail: randole@lackawannacounty.org
Administrative Assistant: Jessica Kalinoski

Lackawanna County Administration Building
200 Adams Avenue
6th Floor
Scranton, PA 18503

County Departments

Lackawanna County Housing Authority
2019 West Pine Street
Dunmore, PA. 18512

NEPA Organizations

Scranton Chamber of Commerce
222 Mulberry Street, P.O. Box 431
Scranton, PA 18501-0431
p. 570.342.7711 

Penn’s Northeast
1151 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640
Phone: (570) 883-0504
Toll-free: 1-800-317-1313
Web:  www.pennsnortheast.com/v3/index.shtml


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