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Welcome to Nanticoke ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nanticoke has a population of 10,312 people<2> (see below for details).

Nanticoke was established in 1800.

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 10,312 people. This is a decrease of 1.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.87% 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 (which had 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 have 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 [Luzerne County]
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    • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Nanticoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkes-Barre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkes-Barre<5>
  • Hazleton [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazleton
    • Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Nanticoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazleton<5>
  • Kingston [Luzerne County]
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    • Kingston [Luzerne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Nanticoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,812 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<5>
  • Berwick [Columbia County]
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    • Berwick [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Nanticoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,903 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
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      • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Nanticoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<5>
    • Pittston [Luzerne County]
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      • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Nanticoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<5>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
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      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Nanticoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,913 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<5>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
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      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Nanticoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<5>
    • Exeter [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Luzerne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Nanticoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<5>
    • Swoyersville [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swoyersville
      • Swoyersville [Luzerne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Nanticoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swoyersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swoyersville<5>

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nanticoke) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nanticoke. 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 Nanticoke

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nanticoke. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1999, Longitude: -76.0005    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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