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Encyclopedia > Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

Tunkhannock is a borough located in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 1,911. It is the county seat of Wyoming County6.


General Information

  • Area Code:570
  • Zip Code: 18657
  • Main streets/roads: Route 29 (Bridge Street), Business Route 6 (Tioga Street)
  • Voting Information: Four Wards (numbered 1,2,3,4); Elected Borough Council


Tunkhannock is located at 41°32'27" North, 75°56'52" West (41.540836, -75.947703)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.3 km˛ (0.9 mi˛). 2.3 km˛ (0.9 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,911 people, 834 households, and 466 families residing in the borough. The population density is 838.5/km˛ (2,168.2/mi˛). There are 888 housing units at an average density of 389.6/km˛ (1,007.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the borough is 99.22% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 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.

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Tunkhannock - Pennsylvania Community & Photos by Personal Injury Lawyers Munley, Munley & Cartwright (564 words)
Tunkhannock, PA consists of a borough and a township, both situated in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania area residents work to keep their close-knit community spirit alive via numerous churches, clubs and various social organizations.
Tunkhannock, PA maintains the serene atmosphere of a rural area, while advancing the growth potential of modern industries.
Tunkhannock Area School District (593 words)
Nestled by the Susquehanna River, in Northeastern Pennsylvania's Wyoming County, is the highly respected, progressive Tunkhannock Area School District.
Living proof that bigger is better, Tunkhannock Area is the largest district in Susquehanna, Bradford, Wayne, Sullivan, and Wyoming Counties and has the most to offer academically, athletically, and culturally.
Tunkhannock, which is the county seat, has a population of 2,500.
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