Scranton is a city in Osage County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 710. It was named after the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania due to its coal mining.
Scranton was founded in 1871 as a coal town. It was named after Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The first post office in Scranton was established in September 1872.
As of 1890, Scranton was reported to be one of many Kansas coal mining towns that were sundown towns, meaning that African Americans were not allowed to live there.
Scranton is located at 38°46′46″N 95°44′17″W (38.779307, -95.737918). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), all of it land.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scranton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
Scranton is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 710 people, 265 households, and 189 families residing in the city. The population density was 663.6 inhabitants per square mile (256.2/km2). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 277.6 per square mile (107.2/km2).