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Where is Luzerne County, Pennsylvania?

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Luzerne County is a county equivalent area found in Pennsylvania, USA. The county government of Luzerne is found in the county seat of Wilkes-Barre.

With a total 2,347.21 sq. km of land and water area, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is the 934th largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 318,829 people, Luzerne County has a total 147883 households earning 44402 on average per year.

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 42079
Area Codes 570
Time Zone EST
Major Cities Wilkes Barre (population: 74,677), Hazleton (population: 39,607), Pittston (population: 36,886), Kingston (population: 31,216), Dallas (population: 18,055), Mountain Top (population: 15,562), Nanticoke (population: 13,573), Drums (population: 9,023), Plymouth (population: 8,883), Shavertown (population: 8,819)
Land Area 123,101 sq miles
Water Area 890 sq miles
Household Income $44,402
Housing Units 147,883
Median Home Value $121,000
High School Grads 88% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 21% of population
Retail Spending $16,746 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $442,900 per capita
Universities and Colleges King's College, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2016.