Dickson City's population peaked at 12,395 in 1930. Its 2016 estimated population is 6,070 -- a drop of 6,325 (51%).
Related reading:The decline of hard coal. (The Citizens' Voice, 4/14/2016)
Kulesa and Petrillo will deliver a multi media presentation about the Knox Mine disaster, its aftermath and far-reaching impact, and film footage from 1966 of a deep coal mine in Wanamie in Newport Township. The Wanamie mine is also of historical significance, Petrillo said, because it featured the last narrow-gauge railroad used in an industrial operation in Pennsylvania. Petrillo said deep-mining in Lackawanna County ended in Dickson City in 1970.Abandonded Dickson City Walmart Coming Down. (WNEP, 11/16/2016)
It's a tear-down 20 years in the making. A popular plaza in Dickson City has been haunted by an old ghost of a former big box store.Changes Coming to to Former Kmart in Dickson City. (WNEP, 12/27/2018)
What was one of the busiest shopping spots in Dickson City will soon be repurposed.
Construction crews are working on a part of the former Kmart.
It will include the Allure Salon Group and Planet-3 Trampoline Park.
Other disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone StateAliquippa. (1/12/2019)
Other U.S. disappearing cities:
Baltimore, Maryland. (12/31/2018)
Benton Harbor, Michigan. (1/15/2019)
Buffalo, New York, (1/8/2019)
Cairo, Illinois. (1/5/2019)
Cleveland, Ohio (1/2/2019)
Detroit, Michigan. (1/1/2019)
East St. Louis, Illinois. (1/11/2019)
Flint, Michigan. (1/7/2019)
Gary, Indiana. (1/4/2019)
St. Louis, Missouri. (1/2/2019)
Wheeling, West Virginia. (1/16/2019)
Youngstown, Ohio. (1/9/2019)