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Dickson City is a borough in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named after Thomas Dickson, president of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company
The latitude of Dickson City is 41.471N. The longitude is -75.608W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 768 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,036.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dickson City 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 18508 ZIP code.
8% of Dickson City residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dickson City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dickson City was $17,370, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Dickson City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dickson City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $351. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $832.
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dickson City political report.
The average commute time for Dickson City workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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