is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
. As of the 2000
census, the borough had a total population of 7,174.
Geography\nTamaqua is located at 40°47'55" North, 75°57'59" West (40.798600, -75.966498)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the borough has a total area of 25.8 km²
). 25.5 km² (9.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.31% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 7,174 people, 3,179 households, and 1,901 families residing in the borough. The population density
is 281.8/km² (729.9/mi²). There are 3,602 housing units at an average density of 141.5/km² (366.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 98.69% White, 0.18% African American
, 0.08% Native American
, 0.22% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 3,179 households out of which 24.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% are married couples living together, 11.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% are non-families. 35.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the borough the population is spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the borough is $27,899, and the median income for a family is $36,406. Males have a median income of $29,970 versus $20,637 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $15,752. 14.9% of the population and 11.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.1% are under the age of 18 and 11.3% are 65 or older.