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Tower City is a borough in Schuylkill County, in the Pottsville metro area.
The community was named after Charlemagne Tower, founder
The latitude of Tower City is 40.589N. The longitude is -76.552W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 794 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,355.
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44% of Tower City residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tower City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tower City was $15,678, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Tower City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tower City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $293. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $663.
Libraries in Tower City include Tower-Porter Community Library ... View libraries
Schuylkill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tower City political report.
The average commute time for Tower City workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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