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Shenandoah is a borough in Schuylkill County, in the Pottsville metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term variously translated as "daughter of the skies" or "great plains"

The latitude of Shenandoah is 40.820N. The longitude is -76.201W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,299 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,387.


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Median household income
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$18,714
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shenandoah demographic reports
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Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
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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9% of Shenandoah residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shenandoah ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shenandoah was $12,562, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Shenandoah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $479.


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Libraries in Shenandoah include Shenandoah Area Fr Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Shenandoah workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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