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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 is considered part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area.

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 Pennsylvania.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,627
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens20.3%
Employed Population 16+5,993
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married41.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,064
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,980

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,428
% Above Poverty Level85.7%
% Below Poverty Level14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$733
Median House Value$155,100

Ancestry

Italian39.1%
Irish30.2%
Polish12.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.8%
English6.7%
Russian3.6%
Welsh2.3%
Lithuanian2.2%
Slovak2%
Ukrainian1.3%
German0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Greek0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Dunmore Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lackawanna County
Standard Zip Codes18509, 18510, 18512
Phone Area Codes570
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.43
Approximate Longitude-75.64

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)

StationWILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationHAWLEY 1 E
Distance24.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationMONTROSE
Distance32.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip44.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blakely6,430$58,269
Olyphant5,156$65,870
Scranton76,380$49,468
Taylor6,136$47,981
Throop4,026$57,303

Dunmore Public Schools

Dunmore El Ctr
300 W Warren St
ZIP: 18512
(570) 347-6794
Primary
Total Enrollment 808
Dunmore Hs
300 W Warren St
ZIP: 18512
(570) 346-2043
Dunmore Jshs
300 W Warren St
ZIP: 18512
(570) 346-2043
High
Total Enrollment 733
Dunmore Ms
300 West Warren Street
ZIP: 18512
(570) 346-2043

Dunmore Private Schools

Holy Cross High School
501 E Drinker St
ZIP: 18512
Secondary
Total Enrollment 478
St Mary Of Mt Carmel School
325 Chestnut St
ZIP: 18512
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
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