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Tamaqua is a borough in Schuylkill County, in the Pottsville metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "beaver"
The latitude of Tamaqua is 40.797N. The longitude is -75.969W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 810 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,878.
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28% of Tamaqua residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tamaqua ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tamaqua was $15,752, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Tamaqua residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Tamaqua include Tamaqua Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Tamaqua, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $690.
Libraries in Tamaqua include Tamaqua Public Library ... View libraries
Schuylkill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tamaqua political report.
The average commute time for Tamaqua workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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