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Dallas is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named for Alexander James Dallas, secretary of the treasury
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Dallas. For links to other places called Dallas, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dallas is 41.336N. The longitude is -75.963W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,129 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,504.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dallas demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne 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 18612 ZIP code.
14% of Dallas residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dallas ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dallas was $24,466, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Dallas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Dallas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $461. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,039.
Libraries in Dallas include Back Mountain Memorial Library ... View libraries
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dallas political report.
The average commute time for Dallas workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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