Shickshinny, Pennsylvania

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Shickshinny, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Shickshinny Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Shickshinny, Pennsylvania

Comparing Shickshinny 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 9 9
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 5
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 4 5
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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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

  • 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 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 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
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
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Shickshinny Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 959 100%
Male 449 46.8%
Female 510 53.2%
Under 18 208 21.7%
18+ 751 78.3%
65+ 216 22.5%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 3.01
White 949 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Shickshinny Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 907
Growth -52
Growth % -5.4%

Shickshinny 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
German 20.2%
Polish 20.2%
English 15.6%
Irish 11%
US/American 7.9%
Italian 6%
Dutch 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
Welsh 1.9%
Hungarian 1.5%
Russian 1.5%
Pennsylvania German 1.4%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
European 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shickshinny 959 $36,333
Berwick 10,774 $32,357
Nanticoke 10,955 $35,444
Nescopeck 1,528 $39,440
Nuangola 671 $45,833
Stillwater 194 $48,750
Warrior Run 624 $36,250
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Shickshinny High Schools (2004)

Serves 648 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

Shickshinny Colleges

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Historic Shickshinny


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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