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Orwigsburg is a borough in Schuylkill County, in the Pottsville metro area.
The community was named after George Gottfried Orwig, settler
The latitude of Orwigsburg is 40.654N. The longitude is -76.101W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,020.
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37% of Orwigsburg residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orwigsburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Orwigsburg was $22,538, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Orwigsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Orwigsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,008.
Libraries in Orwigsburg include Orwigsburg Area Fr Public Library ... View libraries
Schuylkill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orwigsburg political report.
The average commute time for Orwigsburg workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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