Archbald is in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. It is classified as a borough, and is part of the Scranton--Wilkes-Barre Metro Area. It has a total area of 17.09 square miles. 0.01 square mile of the area is water, and the rest is land. The initial settlers were Irish Catholics, who emigrated to escape the potato famine that occurred in Ireland.
Construction, retail trade and public administration are the major economic activities here. Valley View Intrmd School, Valley View Ms School and Valley View High School are the local public schools. The Archbald Pothole State Park is located nearby. The closest hospital is the Mid-Valley Hospital, located about 2 miles away in Peckville. The cost of living here is 6.20% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 36 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 129. Snowfall is about 30 inches annually.