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People

Total Population 4,964
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,513
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 34.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.2%
Median Earnings25+ $25,906
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,718
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,205

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,476
% Above Poverty Level 67.3%
% Below Poverty Level 32.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.8%
Median Gross Rent $583
Median House Value $31,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 13%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shenandoah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 17976
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.82
Longitude -76.201

Shenandoah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FREELAND
Distance 20.8 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
Station HAMBURG
Distance 21.9 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
Station READING 4 NNW
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ellen Gowan (17976)

Kehley Run Junction (17976)

Kohinoor Junction (17976)

Lower Shaft (17976)

Mahanoy (17976)

Maple Hill (17976)

Shaft (17976)

Shenandoah Junction (17976)

Turkey Run (17976)

Weston Place (17976)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Frackville 3,757 $54,344
Gilberton 799 $43,676
Girardville 1,298 $43,264

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shenandoah Public Libraries

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Shenandoah Area Free Public Library
15 WEST WASHINGTON STREET
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
(570) 462-9829

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Shenandoah High Schools

SHENANDOAH VALLEY JSHS
570-462-1957
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 492 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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