Shamokin, Pennsylvania

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Shamokin, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Comparative Profile of Shamokin, Pennsylvania

Comparing Shamokin 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 9
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 3


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Shamokin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Northumberland
Standard Zip Codes 17872
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.788
Longitude -76.559

Shamokin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 34.4 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 36.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
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Shamokin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,009 100%
Male 3,707 46.3%
Female 4,302 53.7%
Under 18 1,775 22.2%
18+ 6,234 77.8%
65+ 1,752 21.9%
Median Age 40.8
Average Family Size 2.89
White 7,916 98.8%
African-American 10 0.1%
Asian 25 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 11 0.1%
Mixed Race 38 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 52 0.6%

Estimated Shamokin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,581
Growth -428
Growth % -5.3%

Shamokin 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
Polish 22.6%
German 14.6%
Italian 12.2%
Irish 11.4%
Dutch 10.8%
US/American 7.3%
English 4.1%
Welsh 3%
Pennsylvania German 2.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Ukrainian 2.4%
Slovak 1.3%
Austrian 1.3%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Hungarian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
European 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bear Valley (17872)
Boydtown (17872)
Coal (17872)
Doutyville (17872)
Dunkelbergers (17872)
Gowen City (17872)
Hunter (17872)
Luke Fidler (17872)
Ralpho (17872)
Sagon (17872)
Sunnyside (17872)
Tharptown (17872)
Weigh Scale (17872)
West Cameron (17872)

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)
Shamokin 8,009 $30,038
Ashland 3,283 $34,688
Gordon 781 $40,714
Kulpmont 2,985 $34,674
Marion Heights 735 $37,500
Mount Carmel 6,390 $35,217
Snydertown 357 $41,563

Shamokin Public Libraries

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