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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,216
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tunkhannock demographic reports
Tunkhannock is at the confluence of Tunkhannock Creek and the north branch of the Susquehanna.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 13.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Wyoming County Fair - Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Vosburg Neck Festival - June 2-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tunkhannock web sites and events links in the sections below.
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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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tunkhannock was $20,707, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Tunkhannock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Tunkhannock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $392.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $967.


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Libraries in Tunkhannock include Tunkhannock Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Tunkhannock include Tunkhannock New Age-Examiner

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

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The average commute time for Tunkhannock workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Tunkhannock include Shadowbrook Inn & Resort.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other PA communities named Tunkhannock:
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