Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

county in Pennsylvania, United States

Luzerne County is a county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 320,918, making it the most populous county in the northeastern part of the state.

The county seat and largest city is Wilkes-Barre.[1]

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 555,426 (as of 2017).


  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.