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People

Total Population 6,949
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,916
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 42.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,400
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,275

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,439
% Above Poverty Level 78.8%
% Below Poverty Level 21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.7%
Median Gross Rent $626
Median House Value $58,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 15.7%

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

Tamaqua Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles NW of Allentown, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 18252
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.797
Longitude -75.969

Tamaqua 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 BELTZVILLE DAM
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Station HAMBURG
Distance 17.1 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 RODALE RESEARCH CENTER
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coaldale 2,222 $37,607
Lansford 3,871 $33,667
McAdoo 2,522 $41,833

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

Tamaqua Public Libraries

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Tamaqua Public Library
30 SOUTH RAILROAD ST
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
(570) 668-4660

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  • Medical Assistant
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  • Master of Social Work
  • Ranked 33rd among the Best Grad Schools for Social Work in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
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  • Nurse Educator (PGC)
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  • Dedicated to delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899.
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Tamaqua High Schools

TAMAQUA AREA SHS
570-668-1901
Serves 731 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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