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The population of Mahanoy City is approximately 5,209 (1990), 4162 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,788 (1990), 1780 (2010).

The amount of land area in Mahanoy City is 1.328 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mahanoy City to Washington DC is 140 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mahanoy City is positioned 40.81 degrees north of the equator and 76.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Mahanoy City location: in east-central Pennsylvania, north of Pottsville

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Mahanoy City history:

"City Indians noted the fact that deer congregated at the salt deposits near what is now Mahanoy City. In English, we call such deposits a "lick." The Delaware Indian name for lick is mahoni, hence the transition over time from "Mahoni City" into the present-day form of this Schuylkill County town. Schuylkill, by the way, is not an Indian name, but is Dutch for "hidden stream." When Dutch explorers first passed the mouth of the Schuylkill River, they missed it completely, so later they gave it this name. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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