Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 6,747 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.0%
 
Males: 3,412  (50.6%)
Females: 3,335  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18252.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,284 (it was $27,899 in 2000)
Tamaqua:

$42,284
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,587 (it was $15,752 in 2000)

Tamaqua borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $76,066 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Tamaqua:

$76,066
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $141,383; detached houses: $169,123; townhouses or other attached units: $66,408; in 2-unit structures: $79,539; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,335; mobile homes: $95,128

Median gross rent in 2017: $666.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tamaqua: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.5%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.4% for Black residents, 50.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Tamaqua, PA (2010)
    • 6,70894.4%White alone
    • 2523.5%Hispanic
    • 751.1%Two or more races
    • 390.5%Black alone
    • 230.3%Asian alone
    • 100.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tamaqua is 493 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Tamaqua by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(87.7)
3
(44.4)
3
(45.2)
1
(15.2)
4
(61.3)
3
(46.0)
7
(98.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
3
(43.2)
3
(43.8)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(58.5)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.4)
1
(15.3)
2
(30.7)
7
(98.2)
3
(42.4)
4
(57.4)
3
(43.2)
7
(102.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(44.5)
4
(59.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(190.1)
11
(162.7)
4
(60.3)
5
(76.0)
5
(76.7)
4
(61.3)
3
(42.1)
14
(197.7)
7
(100.4)
4
(57.6)
5
(73.0)
9
(132.8)
19
(281.6)
7
(104.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(394.7)
10
(147.9)
23
(346.8)
14
(212.7)
18
(276.0)
31
(475.1)
43
(603.1)
18
(254.2)
40
(573.7)
37
(532.8)
27
(394.2)
38
(560.7)
17
(251.9)
5
(74.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
170
(2,485)
212
(3,136)
241
(3,633)
173
(2,628)
197
(3,021)
182
(2,789)
166
(2,328)
268
(3,785)
191
(2,740)
139
(2,001)
145
(2,117)
143
(2,110)
128
(1,897)
112
(1,672)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(117.0)
1
(14.8)
2
(30.2)
2
(30.4)
3
(46.0)
7
(107.3)
10
(140.3)
4
(56.5)
6
(86.1)
1
(14.4)
3
(43.8)
7
(103.3)
11
(163.0)
3
(44.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.3)
2
(30.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(43.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)262.1209.5250.4158.9212.9211.6263.0226.0205.4177.5196.1170.3205.8126.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Tamaqua, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (26.8%), American (9.2%), Pennsylvania German (8.1%), Italian (7.1%), English (6.4%), Irish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1832

Elevation: 824 feet

Land area: 9.83 square miles.

Population density: 686 people per square mile   (low).

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania map

167 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

This borough:

2.5%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,280 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,358 (2.4%)

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: -931 (-13.8%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 423 (15.8%)

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Tamaqua, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tamaqua, PA in 2017
Tamaqua satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Tamaqua, PA
Historical housing units in Tamaqua, PA
Most common industries in Tamaqua, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Apparel (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.5%)
  • Apparel (5.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Apparel (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Chemicals (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Tamaqua, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.4%)

Average climate in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 20.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0632. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0632
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Tamaqua-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 3% smaller 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 near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 Tamaqua center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 233.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 235.6 miles away from Tamaqua 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 the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 279.6 miles away from Tamaqua center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 275.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tamaqua topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Tamaqua:

  • HOMETOWN NURSING AND REHAB CEN (149 LAFAYETTE AVENUE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TAMAQUA (1215 EAST BROAD STREET)
  • ST LUKE'S MINERS MEM HOME CARE (801 EAST BROAD STREET)

Airports located in Tamaqua:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tamaqua:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 17 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 21 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 22 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 28 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 28 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 29 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Albright College (about 31 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)

Public high school in Tamaqua:

Private high schools in Tamaqua:

  • MARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 311, Location: 166 MARIAN AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • NEW ENGLAND VALLEY MENNONITE (Students: 24, Location: VALLEY RD, Grades: 1-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tamaqua:

  • TAMAQUA EL SCH (Students: 548, Location: BOYLE AVE, Grades: 2-5)
  • TAMAQUA AREA MS (Students: 510, Location: 502 PENN STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • RUSH EL SCH (Students: 132, Location: 50 MEADOW AVE, Grades: KG-1)

Private elementary/middle school in Tamaqua:

  • ST JEROME REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 197, Location: 250 W BROAD ST, Grades: PK-8)
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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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

Schuylkill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tamaqua and their reported violations in the past:

PHILO MART (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TAMAQUA CONGREGATION OF JEHOVA (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SANDYS SHOWBAR (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
NEW ENGLAND FIRE CO (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tamaqua that have no violations reported:

  • ROSEMOUNT CAMPING RESORT (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WEST PENN FISH & GAME ASSOC (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VILLAS CROSSING GOLF COURSE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAGGIES KITCHEN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STILL CREEK TAVERN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SKIPPER DIPPERS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW ENGLAND VALLEY MENN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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
12 people in religious group quarters in 2000

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)

For population 15 years and over in Tamaqua:

Marital status in Tamaqua, PA
  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Tamaqua:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Tamaqua
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tamaqua, PA (based on Schuylkill County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Schuylkill 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.
State:

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

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Schuylkill County:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tamaqua:

50.4%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.3%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.6%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Tamaqua:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.9%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.2%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tamaqua, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$26,496$79,4880$0
Streets and Highways 4$32,367$97,1010$0
Water Supply 4$25,416$76,2480$0
Financial Administration 2$11,893$71,3580$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,907$35,4420$0
Sewerage 2$14,094$84,5640$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 18$116,173$77,4490$0

Tamaqua government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,190,000 ($176.37)
    Water Utilities: $873,000 ($129.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $807,000 ($119.61)
    General - Other: $747,000 ($110.72)
    Sewerage: $737,000 ($109.23)
    Regular Highways: $702,000 ($104.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $662,000 ($98.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $617,000 ($91.45)
    Central Staff Services: $524,000 ($77.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $389,000 ($57.66)
    General Public Buildings: $191,000 ($28.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $156,000 ($23.12)
    Financial Administration: $69,000 ($10.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($2.52)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($1.04)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($0.74)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $4,775,000 ($707.72)
    Benefit Payments: $352,000 ($52.17)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $30,000 ($4.45)
    Withdrawals: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $327,000 ($48.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $112,000 ($16.60)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($3.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,038,000 ($302.06)

Tamaqua government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,089,000 ($161.41)
    Other: $757,000 ($112.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $597,000 ($88.48)
    Parking Facilities: $51,000 ($7.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000 ($7.41)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $308,000 ($45.65)
    Local Employee Contribution: $53,000 ($7.86)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-209,000 ($-30.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $65,000 ($9.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $83,000 ($12.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $296,000 ($43.87)
    Rents: $104,000 ($15.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $66,000 ($9.78)
    General Revenue - Other: $41,000 ($6.08)
    Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($5.78)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,129,000 ($315.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $490,000 ($72.62)
    Other: $419,000 ($62.10)
    Highways: $145,000 ($21.49)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($1.19)
  • Tax - Property: $1,267,000 ($187.79)
    Individual Income: $447,000 ($66.25)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $84,000 ($12.45)
    Public Utility License: $60,000 ($8.89)
    Other Selective Sales: $27,000 ($4.00)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $22,000 ($3.26)

Tamaqua government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,163,000 ($1209.87)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,431,000 ($1101.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $732,000 ($108.49)

Tamaqua government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $166,000 ($24.60)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,646,000 ($836.82)

3.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Berks County, PA  0.50% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.43% ($33,233)
from Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($30,285)


3.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Berks County, PA  0.37% ($42,991 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.32% ($35,492)
to Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($26,262)
Businesses in Tamaqua, PA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts2T-Mobile1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Kroger2Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets4YMCA1
McDonald's1

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.)
Tamaqua fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Tamaqua fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 30.5mTotal length
  • $1,399,000Total costs
  • 70,602Total average daily traffic
  • 5,073Total average daily truck traffic
  • 89,814Total future (year 1980) average daily traffic
New bridges in Tamaqua, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tamaqua, PA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

55 (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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 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: 08/02/2018, Expiration Date: 10/21/2028, Registrant: Greens Communications, 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, Grant Date: 06/05/2018, Expiration Date: 07/10/2028, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, 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:
  • HOMETOWN, Locust Mtn Boyle Rd (Lat: 40.806583 Lon: -75.986139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.3 m, Overall height: 98.1 m, Call Sign: WQWK344,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz... (+14 more), Grant Date: 09/21/2015, Expiration Date: 09/21/2025, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2017, Certifier: Amir Rajwany, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • TAMAQUA, Locust Mountain Boyle Road (Lat: 40.806583 Lon: -75.986139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 98.1 m, Call Sign: WRCN969,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/26/2018, Expiration Date: 11/26/2028, Certifier: Robert P Walters, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St, Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, 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: 03/19/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Registrant: 210 West Market Street, Pottsville, PA 17901, Phone: (570) 628-5559, Fax: (570) 622-6666, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: U-FLY-IT LIGHT SPORT ACFT LLC MXII SPRINT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HKS 700T (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 114UF , Serial Number: 0693, Year manufactured: 2012, Airworthiness Date: 12/10/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 11/16/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Leo E Rodgers, 153 Church Rd, Tamaqua, PA 18252
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 11/16/2000
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/26/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph J Bnosky, 30 Meadow Ave, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 11/12/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Theodore Iii Bogosh, 10 Bogosh Ln, Tamaqua, PA 18252

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 30. The highest number of fires - 78 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Tamaqua, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (74.4%), and Outside Fires (10.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tamaqua, PA
    • 35174.4%Structure Fires
    • 4910.4%Outside Fires
    • 459.5%Other
    • 275.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tamaqua, PA
  • 68.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.5%Coal or coke
  • 6.7%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tamaqua, PA
  • 53.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.4%Electricity
  • 6.8%Coal or coke
  • 6.4%Utility gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel


Tamaqua compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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

Tamaqua on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 (18252) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #43 (18252) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
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