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Susquehanna County

Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
The Susquehanna County courthouse in Montrose.
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Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded February 21, 1810
Seat Montrose
Largest city Forest City
 • Total 832 sq mi (2,155 km2)
 • Land 823 sq mi (2,132 km2)
 • Water 10 sq mi (26 km2), 1.15%
 • (2010) 43,356
 • Density 53/sq mi (20.3/km²)
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Susquehanna County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,356. Susquehanna County was created on February 21, 1810, from part of Luzerne County[1] and named for the Susquehanna River. Its county seat is Montrose.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 832 square miles (2,156 km²), of which 823 square miles (2,131 km²) is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) (1.15%) is water.

Adjacent counties


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 42,238 people, 16,529 households, and 11,785 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 21,829 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.54% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.1% were of German, 15.4% English, 15.1% Irish, 10.6% American, 8.6% Italian and 7.7% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 16,529 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.


As of November 2008, there are 28,788 registered voters in Susquehanna County [1].

County commissioners

  • Alan Hall, Chair, Republican
  • Michael Giangrieco, Republican
  • MaryAnn Warren, Democrat

Other row offices

  • Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Susan Eddleston, Republican
  • Coroner, Tony Conarton, Republican
  • District Attorney, Jason Legg, Republican
  • Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills, Mary F. Evans, Republican
  • Sheriff, Lance Benedict, Republican
  • Treasurer, Cathy Benedict, Republican

State Representatives

  • Tina Pickett, Republican, 110th district
  • Sandra Major, Republican, 111th district
  • Sid Michaels Kavulich, Democrat, 114th District

State Senators

US Representative


Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Susquehanna County:




Public Libraries

  • Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association
  • Pratt Memorial Library
  • Forest City Library
  • Hallstead Public Library
  • Hallstead-Great Bend Library
  • Susquehanna Free Library

Public School Districts

Vocational Tech schools

Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (Springville)

Intermediate Unit

Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18

Private Schools

Faith Mountain Christian Academy (New Milford)


There is one Pennsylvania state park in Susquehanna County:

Susquehanna County is one of the most rural counties in the state, located in the Endless Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.

See also


External links

  • Susquehanna County official website

Coordinates: 41°49′N 75°48′W / 41.82°N 75.80°W / 41.82; -75.80

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