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People

Total Population 791
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 23.5%
Employed Population 16+ 265
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 48.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,313
% Above Poverty Level 81.2%
% Below Poverty Level 18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.9%
Median Gross Rent $458
Median House Value $80,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 0%
English 4.7%
Irish 8.6%

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

Shickshinny Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18655
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.153
Longitude -76.15

Shickshinny 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 16.1 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 FRANCIS E WALTER DAM
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station WILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mocanaqua (18655)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berwick 10,328 $41,687

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

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Shickshinny High Schools

NORTHWEST AREA HS
570-542-4126
Serves 648 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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Historic Shickshinny

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The Canal near Shickshinny c1900.

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The Canal near Shickshinny c1900.

Susquehanna River near Shickshinny c1900.

The Susquehanna River near Shickshinny between 1890 and 1901

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