Chinchilla, Pennsylvania

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Chinchilla, Pennsylvania
Village
Census-designated place
Village of Chinchilla
Map of Pennsylvania, with county borders indicated. A red dot in the upper right-hand corner is labeled "Chinchilla, Pennsylvania."
Map of Pennsylvania, with county borders indicated. A red dot in the upper right-hand corner is labeled "Chinchilla, Pennsylvania."
Chinchilla, Pennsylvania
Gouldsboro's Location within Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 41°29′9.1″N 75°39′59.3″W / 41.485861°N 75.666472°W / 41.485861; -75.666472Coordinates: 41°29′9.1″N 75°39′59.3″W / 41.485861°N 75.666472°W / 41.485861; -75.666472
Country United States
Commonwealth Pennsylvania
U.S. Congressional District PA-10
School Districts Lakeland (Region III)
Abington Heights (Region III)
County Lackawanna
Magisterial Districts 45-3-03[2]
45-3-01[2]
Townships Scott
South Abington
Area
 • Total 2.580 sq mi (6.69 km2)
 • Land 2.500[3] sq mi (6.475 km2)
 • Water 0.080[3] sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation 1,165[4] ft (355 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,098[1]
 • Density 839.2/sq mi (324.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code De facto
18411[5] (Clarks Summit)
Area code(s) 570
GNIS feature IDs 1198566[4] (Village)
2628808[6] (CDP)
FIPS codes 42-13480

Chinchilla is a village and census-designated place in Scott and South Abington Townships, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The CDP's population was 2,098 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.[1] It was known as Leach's Flats until renamed by a postmaster in the 1880s after her pet chinchilla.[7] 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. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Census Interactive Population Search". Census.gov. U.S. Department of Commerce. 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Magisterial District Judges". Lackawanna County. Lackawanna County. 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b 2014 Census National Places Gazetteer File for Pennsylvania (Report). U.S. Department of Commerce. 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Chinchilla". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Look up a ZIP CodeTM". USPS.COM. USPS. 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Chinchilla Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  7. ^ ">Origin of town names of Northeast Pennsylvania". Retrieved 7 July 2013.