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  • 1 decade ago
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    Tamaqua is a town in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, in the United States, .

    The name Tamaqua is a Native American word that means "Land of the Running Water". It is the only community in the world to have this name.

    Geography

    Tamaqua is located at 40°47′55″N, 75°57′59″W (40.798600, -75.966498)GR1.

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 25.8 km² (10.0 mi²). 25.5 km² (9.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.31%) is water.

    Tamaqua is situated within the Pennsylvania Coal Region section of the Appalachian Mountains. In the Tamaqua area, coal mining was an extremely vital economic activity throughout the 20th century but has since experienced a decline.

    Three streams pass through Tamaqua. The Little Schuylkill River runs through the town from the North through a gap in Nesquehoning Mountain. Panther Creek, flowing southwest at the foot of the mountain, joins the Little Schuykill in Tamaqua, and the Wabash Creek joins the Little Schuykill from the West.

    Tamaqua is located 14 miles south of Hazleton, 5 miles southwest of Lansford and approximately 30 miles northwest of Allentown.

    Tamaqua's elevation is 870 feet above sea level.

    [edit] Demographics

    As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,174 people, 3,179 households, and 1,901 families residing in the borough. The population density was 281.8/km² (729.9/mi²). There were 3,602 housing units at an average density of 141.5/km² (366.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.69% White, 0.18% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

    There were 3,179 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.93.

    The borough's population consisted of 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

    The median income for a household in the borough was $27,899, and the median income for a family was $36,406. Males had a median income of $29,970 versus $20,637 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,752. About 11.1% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

  • 1 decade ago

    Tamaqua is a town in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, in the United States, .

    The name Tamaqua is a Native American word that means "Land of the Running Water". It is the only community in the world to have this name.

    Tamaqua is located at 40°47′55″N, 75°57′59″W (40.798600, -75.966498)GR1.

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 25.8 km² (10.0 mi²). 25.5 km² (9.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.31%) is water.

    Tamaqua is situated within the Pennsylvania Coal Region section of the Appalachian Mountains. In the Tamaqua area, coal mining was an extremely vital economic activity throughout the 20th century but has since experienced a decline.

    Three streams pass through Tamaqua. The Little Schuylkill River runs through the town from the North through a gap in Nesquehoning Mountain. Panther Creek, flowing southwest at the foot of the mountain, joins the Little Schuykill in Tamaqua, and the Wabash Creek joins the Little Schuykill from the West.

    Tamaqua is located 14 miles south of Hazleton, 5 miles southwest of Lansford and approximately 30 miles northwest of Allentown.

    Tamaqua's elevation is 870 feet above sea level.

  • 1 decade ago

    Tamaqua is a town in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, in the United States

    ---- and i thought tamaqua would be hard to find from the way it sounds. wikipedia is a resourceful site.. use it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hello =)

    There's a Tamaqua in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, on PA 309, about 45 minutes north of Allentown, PA, 3 hours north of Philadelphia, PA...

    If that's of any help.....

    Namaste, and Happy Holidays,

    --Tom

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pennsylvania

  • 3 years ago

    its on the planet earth

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