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Lackawanna County is located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The County Seat is Scranton and the largest city is Scranton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lackawannacounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 212,719 and the 2010 census population was 214,436. The land area is 459.08 square miles and there are 467.1 persons per square mile.
93% of the population is White, 3.1% is Black or African American, 5.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 88.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 25.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $144,100, there are 85,769 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,594, the median household income is $46,044, and 13.6% of the persons in Lackawanna County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 15,566. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,178,821, and sales per capita were $15,185. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.5%.
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