Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Tunkhannock Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Tunkhannock College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Tunkhannock Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

Comparing Tunkhannock 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 7
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 9
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Tunkhannock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Wyoming
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18657
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.538
Longitude -75.946

Tunkhannock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 18 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
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 54 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Distance 31.2 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
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Tunkhannock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,911 100%
Male 889 46.5%
Female 1,022 53.5%
Under 18 409 21.4%
18+ 1,502 78.6%
65+ 390 20.4%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,896 99.2%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.6%

Estimated Tunkhannock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,825
Growth -86
Growth % -4.5%

Tunkhannock 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 18%
English 12.5%
Irish 11.2%
Italian 9.9%
Polish 9.4%
Welsh 6.9%
US/American 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
Slovak 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Hungarian 2.3%
Lithuanian 2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Pennsylvania German 1.6%
Russian 1.4%
Scottish 1.4%
Ukrainian 1.1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
Australian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Center Moreland (18657)

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)
Tunkhannock 1,911 $54,063
Clarks Summit 5,126 $65,262
Dalton 1,294 $65,577
Factoryville 1,144 $44,375
Harveys Lake 2,888 $51,319
Meshoppen 459 $26,375
Nicholson 713 $37,167

Tunkhannock Public Libraries

Tunkhannock Public Library
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
(570) 836-1677
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Tunkhannock Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
880SR 6W
(570) 836-2161
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Tunkhannock

(As of 2006)
809 State Road 29 South
(570) 836-8064
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Serves 1,027 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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