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Overview

Introduction to Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Dunmore, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 1 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 89 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town, which is considered part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area, has a population of 14,018.

Dunmore History

Dunmore is one of many villages which evolved from the township of Providence, which was bought in 1754 from the natives. Dunmore was settled in 1835 and was incorporated in 1862. Some believe it was named after Dunmore Park in Scotland, while other sources contend that the community was named in honor of the fifth Earl of Dunmore’s second son. The township of Providence was dissolved in 1875 and the land was fragmented into smaller towns and boroughs. Dunmore was one such town.

Dunmore and Nearby Attractions

  • Carousel Water & Fun Park
  • Scranton Iron Furnaces
  • Tobyhanna State Park
  • Everhart Museum
  • Gouldsboro State Park

Things To Do In Dunmore

Carousel Water & Fun Park, which is located some distance away from Dunmore, offers a variety of fun rides, games, and other activities. Tobyhanna State Park provides opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, biking, and camping and also has picnic areas and hiking trails. Places of historical significance near the town include the French Azilum Historic Site and Eckley Miners' Village. Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum houses exhibits which relay the tale of the mines, factories, and mills of Pensylvania.

Dunmore Transportation

Flights are available from the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton International Airport.

Dunmore Higher Education

Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton Campus is located in Dunmore. Other colleges nearby include Marywood University, Johnson College, University of Scranton, and Lackawanna College.

People

Total Population 13,810
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,326
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,265
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.9%
Median Gross Rent $757
Median House Value $158,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.6%
Irish 29.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dunmore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Lackawanna
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18509, 18510, 18512
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.419
Longitude -75.632

Dunmore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station HAWLEY 1 E
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station MONTROSE
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blakely 6,496 $54,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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