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  Scranton
City Government
  Mayor of Scranton  Paige Cognetti 0 19 +14.12%
  Scranton City Council  Democratic Party Control 1 17 +60.00%
  Scranton City Controller  Roseann Novembrino
elect  John J. Murray
4 15 +95.22%
  Scranton Tax Collector  Bill Fox 2 17 +97.51%


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Parents > United States > Pennsylvania > Counties > Lackawanna  
Websitehttp://www.scrantonpa.gov/
Established February 14, 1856
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedRP July 05, 2015 04:59pm
Description Overview
The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna County in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320).
After Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Upper Darby, and Reading, Scranton is
Pennsylvania's seventh most populous municipality.

Scranton is the geographic & cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley, a relatively dense
area directly between the vastly rural Pocono Mountains to the east & Endless Mountains
to the west. 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 & as a city on April 23, 1866.

Nicknamed: The "Electric City"

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Population 72,233 100.00% Jul 01, 2008 RP

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Jul 06, 2012 06:00pm News Scranton moves ahead with minimum wage pay for city workers despite injunction  Article Penguin 
Mar 04, 2007 03:00pm News Officials bask in Scranton’s new hipness  Article Scott³ 

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