Dupont, Pennsylvania

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Dupont, Pennsylvania
Dupont from Pittston Township
Dupont from Pittston Township
Location of Dupont in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Dupont in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Dupont is located in Pennsylvania
Location of Dupont in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Dupont is located in the United States
Dupont (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°19′18″N 75°44′47″W / 41.32167°N 75.74639°W / 41.32167; -75.74639Coordinates: 41°19′18″N 75°44′47″W / 41.32167°N 75.74639°W / 41.32167; -75.74639
CountryUnited States
RegionGreater Pittston
 • TypeBorough Council
 • MayorDaniel Lello (D)
 • Total1.52 sq mi (3.93 km2)
 • Land1.52 sq mi (3.93 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
720 ft (220 m)
 • Total2,711
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,762.19/sq mi (680.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code(s)570
FIPS code42-20424

Dupont is a borough in the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,711 as of the 2010 census.[3]


The community was incorporated as a borough in 1917; it was originally called "Smithville," in honor of its first group of settlers. The community was later renamed Dupont after Dupont Explosives, a company which made explosives for mining. These explosives were used throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania in the 19th and 20th centuries. Dupont Explosives eventually closed after the advancement of technology in gathering coal.


A map of I-81 (blue), I-476 (green), US 11 (yellow), and PA 315 (red) passing through Dupont and the surrounding communities.

Dupont is located at 41°19′18″N 75°44′47″W / 41.32167°N 75.74639°W / 41.32167; -75.74639 (41.321680, -75.746285).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.


Major highways
I-476 / Penna Turnpike NE Extension
US 11
PA 315


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20172,675[2]−1.3%

As of the census of 2000,[6] there were 2,719 people, 1,228 households, and 789 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,790.9 people per square mile (690.7/km2). There were 1,354 housing units at an average density of 891.8 per square mile (343.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.23% White, 0.44% African American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 1,228 households, out of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 15.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $32,317, and the median income for a family was $39,250. Males had a median income of $28,431 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,042. About 4.0% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Dupont borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.