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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shamokin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Northumberland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17872 ZIP code.
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.
7% of Shamokin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shamokin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $243. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $545.
Libraries in Shamokin include Shamokin & Coal Twp Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Shamokin include News-Item
Northumberland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shamokin political report.
The average commute time for Shamokin workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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