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Pittston is a city in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named for William Pitt, British statesman
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Pittston. For links to other places called Pittston, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Pittston is 41.325N. The longitude is -75.789W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 587 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,807.
58 miners died when a roof collapsed here in 1896
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pittston 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 18640 ZIP code.
9% of Pittston residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pittston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pittston was $14,686, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Pittston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pittston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $330. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $781.
Libraries in Pittston include Pittston Memorial Library ... View libraries
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pittston political report.
The average commute time for Pittston workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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