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Chinchilla is an unincorporated community and census-designated place within far southern South Abington Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 2,098. It was known as Leach's Flats until renamed by a postmaster in the 1880s after her pet chinchilla. Chinchilla is located in the gorge of the Leggets Creek, which flows southward into the Lackawanna River on the north side of Scranton. Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 6/11 use the gorge between Scranton and Clarks Summit. It is served by the Clarks Summit post office with the zip code of 18411. 
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Chinchilla CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
- ">Origin of town names of Northeast Pennsylvania". Retrieved 7 July 2013.
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