Dalton, Pennsylvania

Dalton, Pennsylvania
Borough of Dalton
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Districts Abington Heights School District, Lackawanna Trail School District
Elevation 991 ft (302.1 m)
Coordinates 41°32′08″N 75°44′06″W / 41.53556°N 75.735°W / 41.53556; -75.735
Area 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 - land 3.1 sq mi (8 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 3.13%
Population 1,234 (2010)
Density 398.1 / sq mi (153.7 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 18414
Area code 570
Location of Dalton in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Dalton is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA. It is located approximately 8 miles north of the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania in a growing suburban area known as the "Abingtons." Dalton is also approximately 3 miles north of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, the hub of the Abington community. The population was 1,234 at the 2010 census.



Dalton is located at 41°32′8″N 75°44′6″W / 41.53556°N 75.735°W / 41.53556; -75.735 (41.535597, -75.735090)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.90%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,234 people, 502 households, and 357 families residing in the borough. The population density was 398.1 people per square mile (153.7/km²). There were 547 housing units at an average density of 176.5 per square mile (68.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.6% White, 0.1% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 1.3% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1% of the population.

There were 502 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 61.1% from 18 to 64, and 17% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.5 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $47,625. The median family income in the borough was $65,577. Males had a median income of $41,964 versus $30,583 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,760. About 5.0% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

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