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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Tamaqua is approximately 7,174 (2000), 7107 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,594 (1990), 3035 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tamaqua is 25.458 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Tamaqua is 9.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.343 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tamaqua to Washington DC is 143 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tamaqua is positioned 40.80 degrees north of the equator and 75.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Tamaqua elevation is 824 feet above sea level.
Tamaqua median income is $ 27,899 (2000).
The Tamaqua median home price is $ 46,700 (2000).
Tamaqua average annual precipitation is 53.1 inches peryear.
Tamaqua average annual snowfall is 35.2 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 26.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 48.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72.4 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 51.2 degrees F.


approximately 35 miles North of Allentown, PA and 50 miles South of the Wilkes Barre/Scranton area. Two major state highways intersect at the center of town - PA route 309 and 209. Nearby communities include Hometown, Coaldale, Lansford, Tuscarora, Grier City-Park Crest, Summit Hill, McAdoo and Delano.
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History & History Related Items

"An Indian name for "beaver." Tamaqua Creek is sometimes called "Beaver Creek."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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Tamaqua, PA is a Main Street community with a full-time Main Street Manager to assist the business district with marketing, economic development, tourism development, and other business concerns. We have a very active Historical Society that operates a museum and does limited genealogical research. Our 1874 train station is currently undergoing a $ 2 million restoration under the guidance of the Tamaqua Save Our Station organization. Our downtown business district has undergone major facade restorations in the past three years and continues to flourish. Information is available about the area by calling (570)668-6899, Monday through Friday 9 to 5
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The population of Tamaqua was:
1990 - 7,943
2000 - 7,174
2002 - 6,972 (estimate)

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