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Nesquehoning is a borough in Carbon County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "at the black lick" or "narrow valley"
The latitude of Nesquehoning is 40.864N. The longitude is -75.811W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 820 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,320.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nesquehoning 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 18240 ZIP code.
14% of Nesquehoning residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nesquehoning ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nesquehoning was $16,820, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Nesquehoning residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Nesquehoning, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $361. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $938.
Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nesquehoning political report.
The average commute time for Nesquehoning workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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