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Welcome to Nanticoke ...

The city of Nanticoke is located in Luzerne County<1>.



Nanticoke was established in 1800.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nanticoke has a population of 10,314 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Nanticoke is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Nanticoke is located in the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nanticoke had an population of 10,314 people. This is a decrease of 1.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nanticoke had a population of 10,465 people. This makes Nanticoke the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Nanticoke represents 0.08% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,465 people, the population of Nanticoke decreased 4.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,955 people).

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

Communities Also Named Nanticoke ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Nanticoke - they are located in Delaware, Maryland, New York and Ontario.

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

Communities near Nanticoke ...

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

  • Wilkes-Barre
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Hazleton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Kingston
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Berwick
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Old Forge
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Forge
    • Old Forge is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,838 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge <4>
  • Pittston
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Taylor
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,879 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor <4>
  • Moosic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
    • Moosic is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic <4>
  • Exeter
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
    • Exeter is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,519 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter <4>
  • Swoyersville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)

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 Nanticoke. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nanticoke.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nanticoke. 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 Nanticoke.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nanticoke. See our Newspapers Page for Nanticoke.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nanticoke ...

Looking for more information about Nanticoke? 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 Nanticoke, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nanticoke.

Adding Nanticoke to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Nanticoke was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Nanticoke post office opened in 1828.

We also found Nanticoke in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Nanticoke.

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

The official website for Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.org/

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 Luzerne, 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 Nanticoke.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nanticoke - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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