Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna. With a 2010 US Census population of 76, 089, Scranton is the 4th most populous city in Pennsylvania. Scranton was incorporated as a borough in 1856 and later as a city in 1866. Scranton owes its economic history to the silk and mining industry. The popular television show "The Office" has its fake office located in Scranton Pennsylvania.
Average High - 80.5, Average Low - 18.5.
Hockey - Penguins (AHL)
Baseball - Yankees (AAA)
Football - Eagles (EFL) - 11 time champions
The crime rate in Scranton is slightly lower than most cities of approximate size.
Downtown is the nucleus of the Scranton community. Scranton Army Ammunition Plant, DaVita Moses Taylor Hospital Renal Unit, and the Community Medical Center are all located in the downtown community. On the southwest side of downtown is Nay Aug Park George and Waterfall Park. Memorial Stadium is located to the north of downtown. The downtown community is not as densely populated as most major cities. There are large expanses of downtown that are residential. Within those residential neighborhoods there are some houses for rent or lease. There are also a few apartment complexes available in the area.
Marywood University is located just south of the downtown community. Marywood is loosely bounded by Interstate 81 and North Main Avenue. Marywood University backs to Memorial Commons. Forest Hill Cemetery and Dunmore Cemetery are located south of the campus. Surrounding the University are residential neighborhoods. The closest rental property is located northwest of the Marywood University campus.
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Dickson City is located in the Scranton area. Dickson City us bounded by US 6 BUS, Dundarf Street on the west, Main Street on the southwest, and Interstate 81 on the south. Holy Ghost Cemetery, St, Mary's Cemetery and St. Anthony's Cemetery are all located within the borders of Dickson City. Dickson City is primarily residential. The available apartment communities are located in the northwest section of the community.
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Taylor is a neighborhood and community located near Scranton. Taylor is loosely bounded between Interstate 476 and North Main Street. Stratford Cemetery is located within the perimeters of Taylor. There is a large green way in the Taylor community that gives the residents opportunities for outdoor recreation activities. Taylor is primarily residential. The majority of the residential communities are located in the northern portion of the community. There are a few apartments in the northern section available for rent.
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Misericordia University is located within the Dallas community. Misericordia University is loosely bounded by Memorial Highway and Tunkhannock Highway. St. John's Cemetery and St, Mary's Cemetery are located close to the University. Fern Knoll Burial Park is located close to the school as well. Outside of campus housing, there are some rental properties available on or near Memorial Highway.
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Nanticoke is loosely bounded by Robert Street on the east, West Main Street on the Northeast, Middle Road on the south and South Cross Valley Expressway on the west. Mercy Special Care Hospital and Luzerne County Community College are located within the borders of the community. Nanticoke is mostly residential with a few apartments to rent in the northeast section of the community.
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King's College resides within the community of Wilkes Barre. Wilkes Barre is loosely bounded by North River Street on the north, S Wilkes Barre Boulevard on the south, Academy Street on the east, and North Cross Valley Expressway on the west. Wilkes Barre General Hospital is located in the northwest section of the community. Wilkes Barre has a business district with local stores, shops, and restaurants. Outside of College housing, there are a number of single family homes, condos, homes for rent, and apartments available in the area.
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