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Jim Thorpe is a borough in Carbon County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area.
It is the county seat.
In the 1950s, when the coal towns of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk struggled for economic survival, the widow of athlete Jim Thorpe approached local officials with a proposal.
The latitude of Jim Thorpe is 40.875N. The longitude is -75.732W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 722 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,827.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jim Thorpe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carbon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Allentown-Bethlehem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18229 ZIP code.
32% of Jim Thorpe residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jim Thorpe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jim Thorpe was $17,119, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Jim Thorpe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Jim Thorpe include Old Mauch Chunk Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Jim Thorpe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $387. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $879.
Libraries in Jim Thorpe include Dimmick Memorial Library ... View libraries
Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jim Thorpe political report.
The average commute time for Jim Thorpe workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Jim Thorpe include Inn at Jim Thorpe.
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