Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania

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Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Mahanoy City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Mahanoy City Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Mahanoy City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania

Comparing Mahanoy City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 2
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Working at Home 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Mahanoy City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles N of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 17948
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.812
Longitude -76.141

Mahanoy City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
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Mahanoy City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,647 100%
Male 2,192 47.2%
Female 2,455 52.8%
Under 18 991 21.3%
18+ 3,656 78.7%
65+ 1,209 26%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.92
White 4,591 98.8%
African-American 10 0.2%
Asian 10 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 10 0.2%
Mixed Race 22 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 60 1.3%

Estimated Mahanoy City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,462
Growth -185
Growth % -4%

Mahanoy City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 18.8%
German 14.4%
Lithuanian 13.5%
Polish 13.3%
Italian 10.9%
Slovak 5%
US/American 3.5%
Welsh 3.3%
Dutch 3.3%
English 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Ukrainian 2.1%
Russian 1.6%
Greek 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Lebanese 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
British 0.4%
Hungarian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mahanoy City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Boston Run (17948)
Bowmans (17948)
Coles (17948)
Craigs (17948)
Hills Terrace (17948)
Mahanoy Cty (17948)
Morea (17948)
Morea Colliery (17948)
New Boston (17948)
Park Place (17948)
Shoemakers (17948)
Trenton (17948)
Wiggans (17948)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mahanoy City 4,647 $32,033
Frackville 4,361 $47,553
Gilberton 867 $34,500
Middleport 458 $34,688
Ringtown 826 $43,125
Shenandoah 5,624 $26,910
St. Clair 3,254 $35,024

Mahanoy City Public Libraries

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Mahanoy City High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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