I really don't think of Hazleton, PA as a small town. The City of Hazleton's population is about 25,000 and Greater Hazleton's is 80,000.
The population in my town (western Phila. suburb) is 5,500. We are a small town, full of bar gossip, but it's not a place where everyone knows one another.
Wanda Sykes has a house here, but nobody talks about her.