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City Government
  Mayor of Scranton  Paige Cognetti 1 21 +50.94%
 Scranton City Council     
  Scranton City Controller  John J. Murray 1 19 +96.27%
  Scranton Tax Collector  Cathy Nelson Wechsler 1 21 +95.46%
School District - Elementary
  Scranton School Director ('17)  Sean McAndrew 1 21 +1.53%
  Tyrone Holmes 0 21 +1.55%
  Danielle Chesek 0 21 +1.68%
  Katie Gilmartin 1 21 +18.40%
  Scranton School Director ('19)  Michelle Dempsey 0 20 A +75.00%
  Catherine Fox 1 20 Holdover
  Tara Yanni 0 20 Holdover
  Ro Hume 0 20 Holdover
  Sarah E. Cruz 0 20 Holdover
  Scranton School Director (2-Year Term)  Katie Gilmartin 1 21 +100.00%

Parents > United States > Pennsylvania > PA Counties > Lackawanna  
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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Demographic Amount % As Of Contributor
Population 76,328 100.00% Apr 01, 2020 RBH

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Official Party Organization Scranton City Democratic Committee 

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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