Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

county in Pennsylvania, United States

Luzerne County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2020 census, the population was 325,594,[1] making it the most populous county in the northeastern part of the state.

The county seat and largest city is Wilkes-Barre.[2]

Other populous communities include Hazleton, Kingston, Nanticoke, and Pittston. Luzerne County is included in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a total population of 567,559 (as of 2020).


  1. "QuickFacts: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.