Shickshinny strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):
Affordability of Property Taxes
Comparing Shickshinny to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):
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|Nearest Medium City||30 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||97 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|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.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Average Family Size||3.01|
|American Indian & Alaskan||0||0%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||1||0.1%|
|Est. 2005 Population||907|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||4.3%|
|French (except Basque)||0.4%|
According to the US Postal Service, Shickshinny, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Mocanaqua (18655)
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.4
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The Canal near Shickshinny c1900.
The Susquehanna River near Shickshinny between 1890 and 1901
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