Live, Work & Play in Lackawanna County
From our nine colleges and universities – including the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine – to our low crime rate, great recreation and affordable housing, Lackawanna County is a wonderful place in Northeastern Pennsylvania to live, work and play and is home to The Office!
Lackawanna County Quick Facts
2020 Estimated Population: 215,896
Area: 473.8 square miles
Created: August 13, 1878, from a portion of Luzerne County
Named for: the Lackawanna River (Lackawanna is an Algonguin word meaning “where the streams meet”)
Government: Home Rule Charter, 1976
Latitude/Longitude: 41°24.29’N; 75°38.54’W
Living in Lackawanna County
Lackawanna County offers very high quality of life at a lower cost than similar small and mid-sized cities. The region offers affordable housing, strong education systems, reliable healthcare, and short commute times from safe communities along with abundant recreational and cultural activities.
Things to Do in Lackawanna County
From an international speedway to hit broadway shows, Lackawanna County has something for everyone.
As a major gateway to the Northeast, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania is strategically located on the I-80/I-81 Corridor, where its businesses are within 500 miles of 96 million American and Canadian consumers.