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"The Pioneer City"
Carbondale is a city in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named for the presence of coal
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Carbondale. For links to other places called Carbondale, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Carbondale is 41.573N. The longitude is -75.502W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,086 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,487.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carbondale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lackawanna County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18407 ZIP code.
11% of Carbondale residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carbondale ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carbondale was $14,914, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Carbondale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Carbondale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $885.
Libraries in Carbondale include Carbondale Public Library ... View libraries
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carbondale political report.
The average commute time for Carbondale workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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