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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

US county information
NameLuzerne County
Largest cityWilkes-Barre
US Area
Total Area907 sq mi (2349.1 km2)
Land Area891 sq mi (2307.7 km2)
Water Area16 sq mi (41.4 km2)
Population320918 (2010)
Density139/km2 (360/sq mi)
FoundedSeptember 25, 1786

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Full nameLuzerne County Heads of State
Official nameLuzerne County Heads of State
Head CommissionerMaryanne Petrilla (D)
CommissionerThomas Cooney (D)
CommissionerStephen A. Urban (R)

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Luzerne County is a county in northeastern Pennsylvania, with a total population of 320,918 (as of the 2010 census). It is located in the northern Anthracite area called "The Coal Region". Its county seat is Wilkes-Barre. It is part of the Scranton Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area. Luzerne County saw the largest increase in Hispanics of any county in the United States with 10,000 or more Hispanic as of the 2010 census. The county's Hispanic population grew by over 440% from 2000 to 2010.

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