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Nicholson is a borough in Wyoming County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named after John Nicholson, state comptroller and major landholder
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Nicholson. For links to other places called Nicholson, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Nicholson is 41.626N. The longitude is -75.78W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 690.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nicholson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wyoming 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 18446 ZIP code.
21% of Nicholson residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nicholson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nicholson was $15,423, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Nicholson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Nicholson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $336. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $861.
Wyoming County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nicholson political report.
The average commute time for Nicholson workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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