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The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna County[1] in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320) (2006 estimate: 72,861). After Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and Reading, Scranton is Pennsylvania's sixth most populous city.
Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley. It is the largest city located in a contiguous quilt-work of former anthracite coal mining communities including the smaller cities of Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Carbondale. Scranton was incorporated as a borough on February 14, 1856 and as a city on April 23, 1866.

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Stats about Scranton

Total Population: 76,415
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $28,805
Median Home Value: $78,200
State sales tax: 6.0%
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06/18/09

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MaitreMedica (researched this town Within the last 5 years and is considering moving here):

"Scranton is WONDERFUL!"

I live in New Jersey and work for a successful Home Medical Equipment business <a href="http://www.MaitreMedical.com">Maitre Medical, Inc.</a> Looking to expand the business the owners researched Scranton and decided to promote business here. As the Director of Sales & Service this became my territory. All I can say is that the people here are a true refreshment to work with. Everyone I have come in contact with has been amazing. The views from the hills into the valleys are incredible, the fall time colors are just spectacular. The snow and ice in the wintertime can be daunting but the beauty of the snow and the warmth inside my customers homes while providing them a quote for their new <a href="http://www.StairLiftProfessionals.com/maitre-medical-stairlifts.aspx">Stairlift</a> and sipping tea helps me realize what a great job I have helping people in an awesome town. There are plenty of sources for us baby boomers to receive the appropriate care we need as we age and begin to retire. Florida was the hotspot to retire for decades, in my opinion Scranton has just moved into first place, I hope to see you here.

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