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Tunkhannock is a borough in Wyoming County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for an Indian term, variously translated as "meeting of the waters," "wilderness," "small stream" or "full of timber"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Tunkhannock. For links to other places called Tunkhannock, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Tunkhannock is 41.538N. The longitude is -75.946W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,847.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tunkhannock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wyoming County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18657 ZIP code.
18% of Tunkhannock residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tunkhannock ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tunkhannock was $20,707, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Tunkhannock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Tunkhannock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $392. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $967.
Libraries in Tunkhannock include Tunkhannock Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Tunkhannock include Tunkhannock New Age-Examiner
Wyoming County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tunkhannock political report.
The average commute time for Tunkhannock workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Tunkhannock include Shadowbrook Inn & Resort.
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