Nanticoke, PA Population

Population: 10,955. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,382 (-5.2% change)
Males: 5,116 (46.7%), Females: 5,839 (53.3%)

Luzerne County

Zip code: 18634

Median resident age: 42.7 years
Median household income: $26,169
Median house value: $66,100

Races in Nanticoke:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.6%)

Ancestries: Polish (49.7%), German (13.0%), Irish (10.8%), Italian (8.4%), Welsh (6.4%), Slovak (5.3%).

Elevation: 540 feet

Land area: 3.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Nanticoke

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nanticoke city

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,790 (-14.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Nanticoke:

  • MERCY SPECIAL CARE HOSPITAL (128 WEST WASHINGTON STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Nanticoke:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Nanticoke:

  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 22 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; Abbreviation: AVP)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 55 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 58 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Nanticoke:

  • WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY (about 12 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Abbreviation: WBW)
  • HAZLETON MUNI (about 15 miles; HAZLETON, PA; Abbreviation: HZL)
  • SKYHAVEN (about 23 miles; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Abbreviation: 76N)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Nanticoke:

  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,582; Location: 1333 S PROSPECT ST; Public; Website: www.luzerne.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Nanticoke:

  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (about 29 miles; SCRANTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,093)
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; SCRANTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 34 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,880)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 49 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 53 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,334)

Schools

Public high school in Nanticoke:

  • GREATER NANTICOKE AREA SHS (Students: 924; Grades: 08 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Nanticoke:

  • GNA EL CTR (Students: 412; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • GREATER NANTICOKE AREA ED CTR (Students: 386; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • K M SMITH EL SCH (Students: 343; Grades: KG – 05)
  • J F KENNEDY EL SCH (Students: 66; Grades: KG – KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Nanticoke:

  • POPE JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC SCH (Students: 352; Location: 518 SOUTH HANOVER STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • THE LEARNING STATION (Students: 80; Location: 133 ALDEN ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Nanticoke:

  • MILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $183,123; Location: 495 EAST MAIN ST; 48,444 books; 478 audio materials; 1,083 video materials; 130 serial subscriptions)

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