Tamaqua, PA Population

Population: 7,174. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,754 (-5.9% change)
Males: 3,438 (47.9%), Females: 3,736 (52.1%)

Schuylkill County

Zip code: 18252

Median resident age: 40.1 years
Median household income: $27,899
Median house value: $46,700

Races in Tamaqua:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (31.2%), Irish (15.8%), Italian (8.2%), Dutch (7.6%), Slovak (6.9%), English (6.5%).

Elevation: 824 feet

Land area: 9.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Tamaqua

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tamaqua borough

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -835 (-10.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Tamaqua:

  • ST LUKE’S MINERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; COALDALE, PA)
  • HAZLETON GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; HAZLETON, PA)
  • HAZLETON-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; HAZLETON, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tamaqua:

  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 30 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 39 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 41 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; Abbreviation: AVP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tamaqua:

  • HAZLETON MUNI (about 13 miles; HAZLETON, PA; Abbreviation: HZL)
  • JAKE ARNER MEMORIAL (about 15 miles; LEHIGHTON, PA; Abbreviation: 22N)
  • FLYING M AERODROME (about 19 miles; GERMANSVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: P91)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tamaqua:

  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 23 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,582)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 32 miles; READING, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,003)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 34 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,334)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 36 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,880)

Schools

Public high school in Tamaqua:

  • TAMAQUA AREA SHS (Students: 731; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Tamaqua:

  • MARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: RD 4 BOX 446; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Tamaqua:

  • TAMAQUA AREA MS (Students: 558; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TAMAQUA EL SCH (Students: 550; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RUSH EL SCH (Students: 131; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Tamaqua:

  • ST JEROME REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 250 WEST BROAD STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • NEW ENGLAND VALLEY MENNONITE (Students: 14; Location: RD 1 BOX 1080; Grades: 1 – 9)

Libraries

Library in Tamaqua:

  • TAMAQUA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $155,384; Location: 30 SOUTH RAILROAD ST; 39,276 books; 519 audio materials; 242 video materials; 74 serial subscriptions)

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