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Tuscarora is a township in Perry County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Tuscarora. For links to other places called Tuscarora, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Tuscarora is 40.516N. The longitude is -77.2W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,122.
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43% of Tuscarora residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tuscarora ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tuscarora was $16,951, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Tuscarora residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tuscarora, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $346. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $858.
Perry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tuscarora political report.
The average commute time for Tuscarora workers is 42 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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