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Borough of Dalton
USPS Dalton PA 18414.jpg
Post office
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
District Lackawanna Trail School District
Elevation 991 ft (302.1 m)
Area 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km²)
 - land 3.1 sq mi (8 km²)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km²), 3.13%
Population 1,234 (2010)
Density 398.1 /sq mi (153.7 /km²)
Mayor Aaron Holzman
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 18414
Area code 570
Code 2 Mayo: Aaron Holzman

Dalton is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA. It is located approximately 8 miles north of the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania in a growing suburban area known as the "Abingtons." Dalton is also approximately 3 miles north of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, the hub of the Abington community. The population was 1,234 at the 2010 census.


Dalton is located at 41°32′8″N 75°44′6″W / 41.53556°N 75.735°W / 41.53556; -75.735 (41.535597, -75.735090).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.90%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 172
1900 681
1910 767 12.6%
1920 786 2.5%
1930 1,072 36.4%
1940 1,090 1.7%
1950 1,109 1.7%
1960 1,227 10.6%
1970 1,282 4.5%
1980 1,383 7.9%
1990 1,369 −1.0%
2000 1,294 −5.5%
2010 1,234 −4.6%
Est. 2015 1,209 −2.0%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,234 people, 502 households, and 357 families residing in the borough. The population density was 398.1 people per square mile (153.7/km²). There were 547 housing units at an average density of 176.5 per square mile (68.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.6% White, 0.1% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 1.3% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1% of the population.

There were 502 households, out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.9% under the age of 18, 61.1% from 18 to 64, and 17% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.5 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $47,625. The median family income in the borough was $65,577. Males had a median income of $41,964 versus $30,583 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,760. About 5.0% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable places

Dalton is noted for having many business and community services centered in its downtown strip. Along Main Street in a small 0.1 mile location are located a fire station, police office, pizzeria, pub and eatery, library, pharmacy, post office, tanning salon, general and grocery store. Dalton was also the home to the Dalton House, which was part of the National Register of Historic Places. The building was torn down in the 1990s and a park is in its place.

Twin towns

Dalton is twinned with:

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