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Meshoppen is a borough in Wyoming County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "place of beads"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Meshoppen. For links to other places called Meshoppen, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Meshoppen is 41.614N. The longitude is -76.046W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 656 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 444.
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20% of Meshoppen residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Meshoppen ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Meshoppen was $13,408, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Meshoppen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Meshoppen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $366. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $865.
Libraries in Meshoppen include Frances E. Kennard Public Library ... View libraries
Wyoming County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Meshoppen political report.
The average commute time for Meshoppen workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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