Chinchilla is a village and census-designated place in Scott and South Abington Townships, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The CDP's population was 2,098 at the time of the 2010 United States Census. It was known as Leach's Flats until supposedly renamed by a postmaster in the 1880s after her chinchilla-fur shawl. Chinchilla is located in the gorge of the Leggetts Creek, which flows southward into the Lackawanna River on the north side of Scranton. Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 6/11 use the gorge between Scranton and Clarks Summit. It has its own post office, zipcode is 18410.