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Coal is a township in Northumberland County, in the Sunbury metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Coal. For links to other places called Coal, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Coal is 40.783N. The longitude is -76.491W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,129 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,628.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Coal demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Northumberland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17825 ZIP code.
18% of Coal residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Coal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Coal was $15,329, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Coal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Coal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $261. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $570.
Northumberland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Coal political report.
The average commute time for Coal workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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