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Welcome to Lykens ...

Lykens is located in Dauphin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lykens has a population of 1,770 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lykens.

Lykens is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lykens lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lykens lies within the (717) area code.

The ZIP code for Lykens: 17048<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lykens had an population of 1,770 people. This is a decrease of 0.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lykens had a population of 1,779 people. This makes Lykens the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Lykens represents 0.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 466th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,779 people, the population of Lykens decreased 8.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,937 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lykens.

Communities Also Named Lykens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Lykens - they are located in Ohio and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lykens.

Communities near Lykens ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lykens.

  • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
    • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Lykens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<7>
  • Shamokin [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamokin
    • Shamokin [Northumberland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Lykens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,909 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamokin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shamokin<7>
  • Selinsgrove [Snyder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selinsgrove
    • Selinsgrove [Snyder County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Lykens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selinsgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selinsgrove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selinsgrove<7>
  • Kulpmont [Northumberland County]
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    • Kulpmont [Northumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Lykens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,735 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kulpmont have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kulpmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kulpmont<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marysville [Perry County]
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      • Marysville [Perry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Lykens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysville<7>
    • Millersburg [Dauphin County]
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      • Millersburg [Dauphin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Lykens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,514 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millersburg<7>
    • Cleona [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleona
      • Cleona [Lebanon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Lykens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleona<7>
    • Pine Grove [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Schuylkill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Lykens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<7>
    • Jonestown [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Lebanon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Lykens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,031 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<7>
    • Tremont [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Schuylkill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Lykens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,656 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lykens. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lykens.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lykens. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lykens.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lykens. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lykens.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lykens ...

Looking for more information about Lykens? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lykens, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lykens.

Adding Lykens to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lykens in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lykens was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lykens on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lykens on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lykens. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Dauphin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lykens.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lykens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Lykens). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lykens or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lykens) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lykens. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LykensOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lykens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5671, Longitude: -76.7005    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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