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Population in 2012: 7,003 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 

Males: 3,192  (45.6%)
Females: 3,811  (54.4%)

Median resident age:  40.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18252.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,557 (it was $27,899 in 2000)
Tamaqua:

$31,557
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,369

Tamaqua borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,416 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Tamaqua:

$59,416
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $70,262; Detached houses: $98,356; Townhouses or other attached units: $52,149; In 2-unit structures: $82,631; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $92,730; Mobile homes: $57,842

Median gross rent in 2012: $572.

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  • White alone - 6,708 (94.4%)
  • Hispanic - 252 (3.5%)
  • Two or more races - 75 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 39 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.1%)

Races in Tamaqua detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tamaqua: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.8%), Irish (19.4%), Italian (6.5%), English (5.8%), Polish (5.4%), United States (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1832

Elevation: 824 feet

Land area: 9.83 square miles.

Population density: 712 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Tamaqua:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tamaqua borough:

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

85 residents are foreign born

This borough:  1.2%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Tamaqua to the number of sex offenders is 778 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,223 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,205 (2.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Allentown, PA (29.0 miles , pop. 106,632).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (70.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hometown, PA (1.4 miles ), Coaldale borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Park Crest, PA (2.1 miles ), Lansford borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Grier City-Park Crest, PA (2.2 miles ), Tuscarora, PA (2.2 miles ), Grier City, PA (2.3 miles ), Summit Hill borough, PA (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.80 N, Longitude: 75.97 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -637 (-9.0%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 969 (35.2%)

Area code: 570

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Crime rates in Tamaqua by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.015.10.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 432263314370
per 100,000 55.741.628.629.087.744.445.215.261.346.098.20.0
Robberies 002641021273
per 100,000 0.00.028.686.958.514.80.030.415.330.798.242.4
Assaults 787813114554314
per 100,000 97.5111.0100.2115.9190.1162.760.376.076.761.342.1197.7
Burglaries 15916212710231418314318
per 100,000 209.0124.9228.9304.3394.7147.9346.8212.7276.0475.1603.1254.2
Thefts 129168174142170212241173197182166268
per 100,000 1797.22331.42489.62057.72485.43136.13633.32628.03021.02789.32328.23785.3
Auto thefts 6112218812237104
per 100,000 83.6152.7314.8260.8117.014.830.230.446.0107.3140.356.5
Arson 020400201200
per 100,000 0.027.80.058.00.00.030.20.015.330.70.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 165.8179.0202.8207.6276.4220.9264.0167.5224.4223.2277.3238.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Tamaqua detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Tamaqua-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Tamaqua borough center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 22.3 miles away from the borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tamaqua-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.7 miles away from Tamaqua center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from Tamaqua center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Henry Aurand - General, Charles Justin Bailey - Army general of World War I, Chris Fulmer - Baseball player, Frank M. Allen - Politician, G. Raymond Nye - Actor, William Klingaman - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Tamaqua:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TAMAQUA (Dialysis Facility, 1215 EAST BROAD STREET)
  • ST LUKE'S MINERS MEM HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 801 EAST BROAD STREET)
  • HOMETOWN NURSING AND REHAB CEN (Nursing Home, 149 LAFAYETTE AVENUE)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tamaqua:

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 21 miles; Schnecksville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,422)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 28 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 28 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,352)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 30 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,552)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 30 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Albright College (about 31 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,253)

Public high schools in Tamaqua:

Private high school in Tamaqua:

  • MARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: 166 MARIAN AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Tamaqua:

  • ST JEROME REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 162; Location: 250 W BROAD ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NEW ENGLAND VALLEY MENNONITE (Students: 20; Location: VALLEY RD; Grades: 1 - 9)
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Library in Tamaqua:

  • TAMAQUA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $301,877; Location: 30 SOUTH RAILROAD ST; 40,303 books; 1,040 audio materials; 663 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 69 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Tamaqua: Arlington Yards (A), South Ward Fire Company (B), American Hose Company 1 Tamaqua (C), Citizens Fire Company 1 (D), East End Fire Company (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Upper Owl Creek Reservoir (A), Tamaqua Reservoirs (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wabash Creek (A), Rabbit Run (B), Slum Creek (C), Panther Creek (D), Owl Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Tamaqua Gallery For The Everhart Museum (Art Museums; 22 West Broad Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Schuylkill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0632. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0632
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.401
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.72
U.S.:

2.96


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.5%
(24.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 81.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  59.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  9.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tamaqua, PA


12 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Tamaqua compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Tamaqua (2011 data):

  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Tamaqua Branch at 408 East Broad St, branch established on 1960/10/03; Mahanoy Ave Branch at 32 Mahanoy Ave, branch established on 2002/03/08. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Tamaqua Branch at 100 East Broad Street, branch established on 1966/10/03. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Mauch Chunk Trust Company: Hometown Branch at 226 Claremont Ave, branch established on 2007/11/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $312.6 mil, Deposits: $236.8 mil, headquarters in Jim Thorpe, PA, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Mauch Chunk Trust Financial Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Tamaqua Branch at 17 W Broad Street, branch established on 1966/11/07. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Woodforest National Bank: Tamaqua Pennsylvania Branch at 35 Plaza Drive, branch established on 2007/03/12. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Tamaqua travel time to work - commute


Tamaqua mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Coal or coke (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tamaqua borough (based on Schuylkill County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.30%
Here74.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents56.8%17.7%11.0%7.4%0.8%
Congregations27.6%15.5%16.2%16.2%1.3%
NameSalvation ArmyPresbyterian Church (USA)Orthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents0.8%0.6%0.5%0.5%3.9%
Congregations0.7%1.7%1.7%1.3%17.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,876$41,2560$0
Other Government Administration 4$15,319$45,9570$0
Streets and Highways 4$18,714$56,1420$0
Sewerage 2$8,149$48,8940$0
Parks and Recreation 2$3,415$20,4900$0
Water Supply 4$14,695$44,0850$0
Totals for Government 18$67,168$44,7790$0

Tamaqua government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $314,000 ($44.84)
    Parking Facilities: $123,000 ($17.56)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($6.71)
    Water Utilities: $46,000 ($6.57)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,491,000 ($212.91)
    Police Protection: $653,000 ($93.25)
    Sewerage: $539,000 ($76.97)
    Regular Highways: $498,000 ($71.11)
    Central Staff Services: $362,000 ($51.69)
    Housing & Community Development: $351,000 ($50.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $343,000 ($48.98)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $335,000 ($47.84)
    Water Utilities: $331,000 ($47.27)
    General Public Buildings: $153,000 ($21.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $139,000 ($19.85)
    Parking Facilities: $132,000 ($18.85)
    Fire Protection: $92,000 ($13.14)
    Financial Administration: $63,000 ($9.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($2.00)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($0.57)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.43)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $4,662,000 ($665.71)
    Benefit Payments: $95,000 ($13.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $131,000 ($18.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $28,000 ($4.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,609,000 ($229.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $775,000 ($110.67)

Tamaqua government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,157,000 ($165.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $375,000 ($53.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($5.85)
    Parking Facilities: $41,000 ($5.85)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $210,000 ($29.99)
    From Other Government: $36,000 ($5.14)
    Local Employee Contribution: $18,000 ($2.57)
    From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $113,000 ($16.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $154,000 ($21.99)
    Interest Earnings: $132,000 ($18.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,677,000 ($239.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $276,000 ($39.41)
    All Other: $132,000 ($18.85)
    Highways: $125,000 ($17.85)
    General Support: $7,000 ($1.00)
  • Tax - Property: $684,000 ($97.67)
    Individual Income: $415,000 ($59.26)
    NEC: $138,000 ($19.71)

Tamaqua government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $12,910,000 ($1843.50)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,190,000 ($312.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $12,060,000 ($1722.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,010,000 ($287.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $850,000 ($121.38)
    Other, NEC: $180,000 ($25.70)

Tamaqua government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,133,000 ($447.38)

3.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.76%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Berks County, PA  0.41% ($35,187 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.41% ($31,150)
from Carbon County, PA  0.31% ($29,281)


3.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,732 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.39%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.31% ($31,690 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.30% ($32,480)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.26% ($30,014)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tamaqua:

  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYNS (1160 AM; 4 kW; LEHIGHTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WAZL (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tamaqua:

  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W218AX (91.5 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W202BD (88.3 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Tamaqua:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WYLN-LP (Channel 35; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 31
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 82
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Tamaqua fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 22 meters (72ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 57,983
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,792
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 72,715

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tamaqua)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tamaqua, PA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • TAMAQUA, 1 Mi Bearing 130 Degrees From (Lat: 40.792028 Lon: -75.958250), Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WMQ727
    Assigned Frequencies: 2112.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/16/2007, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30004, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • 1 Mi N Of Rte 209 (Lat: 40.806750 Lon: -75.985750), Overall height: 112.8 m, Call Sign: WPOP235
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.62 MHz, 6595.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/31/2008, Expiration Date: 10/21/2018
    Registrant: Green\'s Communications, Inc., 210 West Market Street, Pottsville, PA 17901, Phone: (570) 628-5556, Fax: (570) 622-6666, Email:
  • TAMAQUA, 2 Miles Se Of I/S Rt. 209 & Rt. 309 (Lat: 40.792139 Lon: -75.958222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQJA929
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 11647.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/10/2008, Expiration Date: 07/10/2018, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • MRCTHHS, 166 Marian Avenue (Lat: 40.827917 Lon: -76.017083), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQOF805
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/2011, Expiration Date: 09/13/2021, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Locust Mountain (Lat: 40.806750 Lon: -75.986028), Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: KGA589
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.180 MHz, 152.180 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: 210 West Market Street, Pottsville, PA 17901, Phone: (570) 628-5559, Fax: (570) 622-6666, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tamaqua)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 376AA , Serial Number: 32R-7885094, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 04/13/1978
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry A Wittig, 244 E Broad St, Tamaqua, PA 18252, Other Owners: Paul D Warner
  • Aircraft: BNOSKY SCORPION HELICOPTER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 45 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 6034 , Serial Number: A1, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 09/20/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph J Bnosky, 30 Meadow Ave, Tamaqua, PA 18252
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8215A , Serial Number: 25067, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 06/16/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Raynor M Lieby, 933 Valley Rd, Tamaqua, PA 18252
  • Aircraft: TESSIER DAPHNE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: CORVAIR GO-140 (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 880RT , Serial Number: 37, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 02/15/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Theodore Iii Bogosh, Rr 3 Box 36, Tamaqua, PA 18252


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Hazardous Condition: 9

Incident types - Tamaqua


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tamaqua, PA

Most common first names in Tamaqua, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John27373.8 years
Mary24180.5 years
William15274.5 years
Anna14981.6 years
Joseph14774.6 years
Charles12577.3 years
Robert12571.0 years
Helen12079.1 years
George11173.5 years
Margaret8779.7 years
Most common last names in Tamaqua, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller7775.0 years
Jones3575.8 years
Houser3276.6 years
Boyer3176.4 years
Smith3175.1 years
Breiner2978.8 years
Evans2877.1 years
Derr2580.6 years
Boyle2477.2 years
Williams2471.6 years
Businesses in Tamaqua, PA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kroger2UPS3
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1
RadioShack1
Browse common businesses in Tamaqua, PA


Tamaqua on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #18 (18252) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #49 (18252) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #51 (18252) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Pennsylvania German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #93 (18252) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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  • Richard E. Patrick (6)
  • Ted M. Schlosser (4)
  • Fritzinger E. Daniel (1)
  • John Buchala (1)
  • John J. Buchala (1)
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  • Silberline Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (1)

Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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