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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.


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Median household income
Local
$27,103
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pittston demographic reports
Pittston is on the Susquehanna River
Former and merged names include:
· Pittstown
Once known for the Pittston Stove, brand of popular potbelly stoves

58 miners died when a roof collapsed here in 1896

Well-known residents have included:
· Hughie Jennings, baseball player and manager
· Charley Trippi, football player
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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11% of Pittston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pittston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $330.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $781.


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Libraries in Pittston include Pittston Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pittston political report.

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The average commute time for Pittston workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Pittston include Holiday Inn Express Scranton, Knightsinn Scrantonwilkesbarre, Super 8.

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