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Shamokin is a city in Northumberland County, in the Sunbury metro area.

The community was named for an Indian village
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Shamokin. For links to other places called Shamokin, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Shamokin is 40.788N. The longitude is -76.559W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 722 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,732.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$20,173
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shamokin demographic reports
Shamokin is on Shamokin Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Coal
Early iron-making center
Well-known residents have included:
· Stan Coveleski, baseball player
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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Ancestry & family history

18% of Shamokin residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shamokin ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shamokin was $12,354, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Shamokin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Shamokin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $243.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $545.


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Libraries in Shamokin include Shamokin & Coal Twp Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Shamokin include News-Item

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Northumberland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shamokin political report.

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The average commute time for Shamokin workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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