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Nescopeck is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "black spring"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Nescopeck. For links to other places called Nescopeck, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Nescopeck is 41.051N. The longitude is -76.221W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,476.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nescopeck demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18635 ZIP code.
37% of Nescopeck residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nescopeck ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nescopeck was $16,553, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Nescopeck residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Nescopeck, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $334. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $759.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nescopeck political report.
The average commute time for Nescopeck workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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