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Overview

Introduction to Dickson City, Pennsylvania

Dickson City, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 5 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 90 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area.

Dickson City History

The community of Dickson City was named in honor of the President of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, Thomas Dickson. This area once had a number of coal mines, and coal mining was a primary contributor to the economy. More recently, it has become home to various retail businesses. Several chain restaurants and "big-box" stores have also established their operations in the Business Route 6 area of Dickson City.

Dickson City and Nearby Attractions

  • Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
  • Scranton Iron Furnaces
  • Frances Slocum State Park
  • Leonard Buck Garden
  • Ross Park Zoo
  • Carousel Water & Fun Park

Things To Do In Dickson City

Everhart Museum features displays on natural history, art, and paleontology, while Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum showcases exhibits related to Pennsylvania's factories, mills, and mines. The history of main line steam railroading during the 19th and 20th centuries is preserved in the Steamtown National Historic Site. Recreational activities like boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, and camping can be enjoyed at the Frances Slocum State Park, and Gouldsboro State Park. These parks also feature picnic areas. Among the other attractions nearby are Leonard Buck Garden, Carousel Water & Fun Park, and Ross Park Zoo.

Dickson City Transportation

Air transportation is available from Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport.

Dickson City Higher Education

Colleges near Dickson City include the Johnson College, Lackawanna College, and University of Scranton.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Dickson City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Lackawanna
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18519
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.471
Longitude -75.608

Dickson City 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 11.6 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 22.9 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 FRANCIS E WALTER DAM
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Archbald 7,049 $67,287
Blakely 6,496 $54,417
Dunmore 13,810 $69,265
Jessup 4,609 $60,595

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

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