Moosic

Moosic is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania six miles (nine km) south of Scranton and 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Wilkes-Barre, PA on the Lackawanna River.

Moosic is in a former coal-mining region. A few older industries existed at one time, including the manufacturing of canvas gloves and silk products. In 1900, 1,227 people lived in Moosic, and in 1910, 3,964 people lived in Moosic. The population was 5,719 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Moosic is located at 41°21′30″N 75°42′44″W (41.358380, -75.712281).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17 km2), of which, 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.52%) is water.

The borough can further be broken into sections, including Belin Village, Spike Island, The Millwoods, Starks, Lower Moosic, Doug Hill, Glenmaura, Moosic Heights, and Greenwood. Before joining with Taylor to become the Riverside School District, many of these geographic sections housed their own elementary schools.

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