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Borough of Tunkhannock
Borough
Downtown Tunkhannock, looking east along Tioga Street (Business Route 6).
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wyoming
Elevation 692 ft (210.9 m)
Coordinates 41°32′27″N 75°56′52″W / 41.54083°N 75.94778°W / 41.54083; -75.94778
Area 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - land 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,911 (2000)
Density 2,168.2 /sq mi (837.1 /km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18657
Area code 570
Location of Tunkhannock in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: www.tunkhannock.com

Tunkhannock is a borough in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Wilkes-Barre. In the past, lumbering was carried on extensively. The chief industry was tanning and there were spool and tub factories, furnaces and machine shops, stave and planing mills, and witch hazel distilleries. Today, many residents are employed by the Procter & Gamble plant nearby. In 1900, 1,305 people lived here, and in 1910, 1,598 people lived here. As of the 2000 census, the borough population was 1,911. It is the county seat of Wyoming County[1].

The Tunkhannock Historic District, bounded by Tioga, Pine, and Harrison Sts and Wyoming Ave, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in August, 2005.[2]

English translations of the Native American Tunkhannock vary, including "meeting of the waters," "small stream," "wilderness stream," and "full of timber."

Tunkhannock is home to the Wyoming County Historical Society and Genealogical Library. The library offers a major source of research material to the public. The collection includes numerous books on New England ancestry, newspapers dating back to 1797 and census records for Wyoming and surrounding counties from 1790 to 1930. Also on file are records for over 90 area cemeteries as well as various other information about local history.

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General information

  • Area Code:570
  • ZIP code: 18657
  • Main streets/roads: Route 29 (Bridge Street), Business Route 6 (Tioga Street), Route 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Hwy), Route 92
  • Voting Information: Four Wards (numbered 1,2,3,4); Elected Borough Council

Geography

Tunkhannock is located at 41°32′27″N 75°56′52″W / 41.54083°N 75.94778°W / 41.54083; -75.94778 (41.540836, -75.947703)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

Transportation

Skyhaven Airport is a public use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) south of the central business district of Tunkhannock.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there are 1,911 people, 834 households, and 466 families residing in the borough. The population density is 2,168.2 people per square mile (838.5/km²). There are 888 housing units at an average density of 1,007.5/sq mi (389.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough is 99.22% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 834 households out of which 25.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% are married couples living together, 10.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.1% are non-families. 39.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.18 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the borough the population is spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $32,216, and the median income for a family is $54,063. Males have a median income of $34,097 versus $23,558 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $20,707. 8.7% of the population and 5.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.7% of those under the age of 18 and 11.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/listings/20050805.HTM
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 76N (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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