Dallas, Pennsylvania

Dallas, Pennsylvania
—  Borough  —
Dallas, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Dallas, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°20′0″N 75°58′0″W / 41.333333°N 75.966667°W / 41.333333; -75.966667Coordinates: 41°20′0″N 75°58′0″W / 41.333333°N 75.966667°W / 41.333333; -75.966667
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Settled 1797
Incorporated 1879
 – Type Borough Council
 – Mayor
 – Total 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 – Land 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 – Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 1,243 ft (379 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 2,557
 – Density 1,116.9/sq mi (431.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 18612
Area code(s) 570

Dallas is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,557 at the 2000 census. It was created by a charter granted April 21, 1879 from land entirely within Dallas Township.[1] The township had been formed in 1817[1] and was named for Alexander J. Dallas, who was the 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury and the father of George M. Dallas, the vice president of James Polk. The local government describes the borough as the "heart" of The Back Mountain, a census-designated place consisting of Dallas, Kingston Township, a part of Wyoming, West Wyoming, and Harveys Lake.



Dallas is located at 41°20′0″N 75°58′0″W / 41.333333°N 75.966667°W / 41.333333; -75.966667.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (3.78%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,557 people, 1,031 households, and 715 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,116.9 people per square mile (431.1/km²). There were 1,094 housing units at an average density of 477.8 per square mile (184.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.97% White, 0.47% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 1,031 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $48,696, and the median income for a family was $57,344. Males had a median income of $41,500 versus $25,571 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,466. About 3.5% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


  1. ^ a b Bradsby, Henry C., History of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 1893
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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