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Nanticoke is a city in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.

The community was named for the Indian tribe

The latitude of Nanticoke is 41.205N. The longitude is -76.005W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,533.


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Median household income
Local
$26,169
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Nanticoke demographic reports
Nanticoke is on the Susquehanna River
Coal mining began here in 1825. The last mine closed in 1973
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Pete Gray, who played major league baseball despite having lost his right arm in a childhood accident
· Nick Adams, actor who played Johnny Yuma in "The Rebel"
Local festivals include:
  • Cabbage Roll Festival - July 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Nanticoke web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Luzerne County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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11% of Nanticoke residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nanticoke ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nanticoke was $15,348, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Nanticoke residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Nanticoke, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $773.


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Libraries in Nanticoke include Mill Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nanticoke political report.

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The average commute time for Nanticoke workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Nanticoke between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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