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Moosic is a borough in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "elk mountain"
The latitude of Moosic is 41.353N. The longitude is -75.738W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,679.
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13% of Moosic residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Moosic ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Moosic was $21,178, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Moosic residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Moosic, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $996.
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Moosic political report.
The average commute time for Moosic workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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