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Laflin is a borough in the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,487 at the 2010 census.
Laflin was incorporated as a borough in 1889. It was likely named for one of the owners of the Laflin & Rand Powder Company. The following year, in 1890, the population of the newly-formed borough was just over two hundred. Coal mining led to a population boom in the region. Laflin witnessed its greatest increase between 1970 and 1980, when the number of residents grew by over 313% (or from 399 people to 1,650 people).
Laflin is located at 41°17′25″N 75°47′34″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km2), all of it land.
The government consists of a mayor and a five-member borough council.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,502 people, 612 households, and 452 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,111.0 people per square mile (429.6/km2).