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Welcome to Shamokin ...

The city of Shamokin is located in Northumberland County<1>.

When the people of Shamokin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Shamokinite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shamokin has a population of 6,952 people<3> (see below for details).

Shamokin was established in 1835.

The community of Shamokin is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Shamokin is within the boundaries of the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shamokin had an population of 6,952 people. This is a decrease of 5.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shamokin had a population of 7,374 people (which is 7.8% of the total population of Northumberland County). This makes Shamokin the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Shamokin represents 0.06% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 113rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,374 people, the population of Shamokin decreased 7.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,009 people).

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

Communities Also Named Shamokin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Shamokin - it's located in South Carolina.

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

Communities near Shamokin ...

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

  • Bloomsburg [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomsburg
    • Bloomsburg [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Shamokin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,749 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomsburg<6>
  • Sunbury [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunbury
    • Sunbury [Northumberland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Shamokin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunbury<6>
  • Selinsgrove [Snyder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selinsgrove
    • Selinsgrove [Snyder County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Shamokin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selinsgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selinsgrove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selinsgrove<6>
  • Mount Carmel [Northumberland County]
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    • Mount Carmel [Northumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Shamokin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,708 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
      • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Shamokin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<6>
    • Danville [Montour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Montour County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Shamokin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<6>
    • Minersville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
      • Minersville [Schuylkill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Shamokin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minersville<6>
    • Frackville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frackville
      • Frackville [Schuylkill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Shamokin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,598 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frackville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frackville<6>
    • Northumberland [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northumberland
      • Northumberland [Northumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Shamokin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,570 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northumberland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northumberland<6>
    • Saint Clair [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clair
      • Saint Clair [Schuylkill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Shamokin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,823 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Clair<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shamokin. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Shamokin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shamokin ...

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

Adding Shamokin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shamokin 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 Shamokin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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About Northumberland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Northumberland County: www.northumberlandco.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 Northumberland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Shamokin refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Shamokin may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shamokin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shamokin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shamokin) 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 Shamokin. 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 ShamokinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shamokin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7878, Longitude: -76.5586    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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