Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
|Wyoming County, Pennsylvania|
The Wyoming County courthouse in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
|Founded||April 4, 1842|
405 sq mi (1,049 km²)
397 sq mi (1,028 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.88%
71/sq mi (27.5/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 405 square miles (1,048 km²), of which 397 square miles (1,029 km²) is land and 8 square miles (20 km²) (1.88%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Susquehanna County (north)
- Lackawanna County (east)
- Luzerne County (south)
- Sullivan County (west)
- Bradford County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 28,080 people, 10,762 households, and 7,705 families residing in the county. The population density was 71 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 12,713 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.28% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.27% Asian, 0.17% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.3% were of German, 12.9% Irish, 11.9% English, 11.6% Polish, 9.6% American and 8.1% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 10,762 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.
As of October 2012, there are 17,290 registered voters in Wyoming County. Currently 61.1% of residents are registered to vote.
County commissioners 
- Judy Kraft Mead, Chairperson, Republican
- Tom Henry, Vice-chairman, Republican
- Ron Williams, Democrat
Other county offices 
- Laura Dickson, Democrat
- William Eggelston, Republican
- Judy Shupp, Republican
- District Attorney, Jeff Mitchell, Democrat
- Prothonotary, Karen Bishop, Republican
- Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds, Dennis Montross, Republican
- Sheriff, Edward Sherman, Republican
- Treasurer, Darlene Marshall, Republican
State Representatives 
- Sandra Major, Republican, 111th district
- Karen Boback, Republican, 117th district
- Sid Michaels Kavulich, Democrat, 114th district
State Senator 
United States House of Representatives 
United States Senator 
Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Wyoming County:
Census-designated places 
Public School Districts 
- Elk Lake School District (also in Susquehanna County)
- Lackawanna Trail School District (also in Lackawanna County)
- Lake-Lehman School District (also in Luzerne County)
- Tunkhannock Area School District
- Wyalusing Area School District (also in Bradford County)
- Wyoming Area School District (also in Luzerne County)
Higher Education 
- Keystone College (also in Lackawanna County)
See also 
- List of municipal authorities in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- FAA Airport Master Record for 76N ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Wyoming County official site
- Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce
- Wyoming County Historical Society
- Wyoming County United Way