Greater Pittston

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Greater Pittston
Aerial view of Greater Pittston. Pittston City can be seen along the Susquehanna River's left bank.
Aerial view of Greater Pittston. Pittston City can be seen along the Susquehanna River's left bank.
Greater Pittston is located in Pennsylvania
Greater Pittston
Greater Pittston
Coordinates: 41°19′26″N 75°47′20″W / 41.32389°N 75.78889°W / 41.32389; -75.78889Coordinates: 41°19′26″N 75°47′20″W / 41.32389°N 75.78889°W / 41.32389; -75.78889
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Settled around 1770
Government
 • Type determined by the individual city, borough, or township
 • Pittston Mayor Jason C. Klush (D)
Area
 • Total 65.5 sq mi (170 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total around 50,000
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570

Greater Pittston is a 65.5-square-mile (170 km2) region in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in reference to the area in and around Pittston. The total population of the Greater Pittston area is around 50,000 people. This region includes Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Exeter Boro, Exeter Township, Hughestown, Jenkins Township, Laflin, Pittston Township, West Pittston, West Wyoming, Wyoming and Yatesville.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Greater Pittston is a 65.5-square-mile (170 km2) region in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, encompassing the Susquehanna River. Pittston Township is the largest municipality with a total area of 14.4 square miles (37 km2). Yatesville covers a total area of only 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (making it the smallest).

Population[edit]

Pittston as depicted on an 1892 panoramic map.

According to the 2000 census, around 50,000 people live in and around Pittston City. Pittston has the highest population with nearly 8,000 citizens. Yatesville has the smallest population with around 600 citizens.

Government[edit]

The current mayor of Pittston City is Jason C. Klush. Every other borough and township (within the Greater Pittston area) has their own form of governance. This includes: mayors and supervisors.

Transportation[edit]

Interstate 81 passes through Pittston Township and the surrounding Greater Pittston area. There is also public transportation to and from Greater Pittston. Railways into Greater Pittston provides for other services.

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