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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Tunkhannock is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wyoming County at latitude 41.5411 and longitude -75.9491. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Tunkhannock, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Tunkhannock indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Tunkhannock (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tunkhannock: Putnam Township, Tunkhannock Township.

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Tunkhannock, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,842
Population in Households 1,759
Population in Familes 1,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 2,020
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 823
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 442
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 425 (48.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $138,168
Average Home Value $145,101


Median Household Income $41,181
Average Household Income $55,442
Per Capita Income $25,022
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% -0.13%
Households 0.17% -0.12%
Families -0.26% -0.36%
Median Household Income   4.82%
Per Capita Income   3.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Tunkhannock, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tunkhannock to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 682 61st
Population Density1 # 685 61st
Diversity Index2 # 713 60th
Median Household Income # 1278 28th
Per Capita Income # 766 57th

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