Scranton Scranton is a city in northeastern Pennsylvania and is the county seat of Lackawanna County.  According to figures released by the United States Census Bureau in 2000, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2007 estimate: 72,485).

Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley. It is the largest city located in a contiguous quilt-work of former anthracite coal mining communities including the smaller cities of Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Carbondale. Scranton was incorporated as a borough on February 14, 1856, and as a city on April 23, 1866.


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