Area Code 570

Where Is Area Code 570?

Updated: September 27th 2018

Area code 570 is the area code for much of northeastern Pennsylvania. Area code 570 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 22 counties of Pennsylvania. Area code 570 was put into service on December 5, 1998, and was created from a split of area code 717. In 2013, area code 570 was overlaid with area code 272.

Scranton is the sixth most populous city in Pennsylvania and the county seat of Lackawanna County. Scranton is situated in Northeastern Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley and is drained by the Lackawanna River. Scranton is nicknamed “Electric City” and has a humid continental climate. Going back in history, the area was originally inhabited by the Lenape tribe. The area’s first known European-American settler arrived in 1778 and more settlers arrived by the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Scranton’s early rapid growth was a result of the iron and steel industries. In 1840, brothers Selden T. and George W. Scranton founded the Lackawanna Steel Company; the company became a major producer of rails for the rapidly expanding railroads. The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad was established in 1856 and was Scranton’s largest employer for almost one hundred years. From 1860 to 1900, Scranton’s population rapidly increased and the city changed from a small, agrarian-based village to a multicultural, industrial-based city. Scranton was incorporated as a city in 1866 and became the county seat of Lackawanna County in 1878. The Scranton General Strike of 1877 was when railroad workers walked off the job in protest of recent wage cuts; this strike took place as part of the Great Railroad Strike. In 1886, Scranton was dubbed “Electric City” when it became home to the nation's first successful, continuously working electrified streetcar system.

Scranton has a population of 76,089 and the racial makeup of the city is 84.1% White, 9.9% Hispanic, 5.5% African American, and 3.0% Asian (2010 Census). With an average crime rate, Scranton is a semi-dangerous city to reside in.

The largest annual event in Scranton is the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade; it is one of the city's greatest traditions and one of the largest Saint Patrick's Day parades in the United States. Points of interest in the city include the Steamtown National Historic Site, the Nay Aug Park, the Scranton Cultural Center, the Houdini Museum, and the Everhart Museum.

Wilkes-Barre is a city in Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. Wilkes-Barre is located at the center of the Wyoming Valley and has a humid subtropical climate. Founded in 1769, Wilkes-Barre was named after John Wilkes and Isaac Barre. Wilkes-Barre has a population of 41,498 and the racial makeup of the city is 79.2% White, 11.3% Hispanic, 10.9% African American, and 1.4% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Wilkes-Barre is a dangerous city to reside in. Points of interest in the city include the Seven Tubs Recreation Area, the F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, the Mohegan Sun Pocono, and the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Major Cities In Area Code 570

Scranton

Wilkes-Barre

Williamsport

Hazleton

Kingston

Williamsport is a city in Pennsylvania and the county seat of Lycoming County. Williamsport is located on the West Branch Susquehanna River and is 70 miles west of Scranton. Williamsport is a special city because it is known as the birthplace of Little League Baseball. Williamsport has a humid continental climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. Going back in history, the area was originally inhabited by the Iroquois Nation. Colonial settlement started in 1786 and Williamsport was incorporated as a city in 1866. During the late 19th century, Williamsport had the highest level of production of lumber in the world, which led to the nickname “Lumber Capital of the World.” In 1939, the first Little League Baseball game was played in Williamsport. Today Williamsport has a population of 29,381 and the racial makeup of the city is 80.8% White, 13.5% African American, 2.6% Hispanic, and 0.7% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Williamsport is a dangerous city to reside in. Major employers in the city include Susquehanna Health, Pennsylvania College of Technology, and Pennsylvania State Government. Points of interest in the city include the Community Arts Center, the Thomas T. Taber Museum, and the Community Theatre League.

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