Dallas, Pennsylvania

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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.

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Geography

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 (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (3.78%) is water.

Demographics

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/sq mi (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.

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