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Welcome to Tamaqua ...

Tamaqua is located in Schuylkill County<1>.

The location of Tamaqua has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tamaqua has a population of 6,661 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Tamaqua is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tamaqua had an population of 6,661 people. This is a decrease of 6.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tamaqua had a population of 7,107 people. This makes Tamaqua the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Tamaqua represents 0.06% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,107 people, the population of Tamaqua has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,174 people).

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

Adding Tamaqua to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Communities near Tamaqua ...

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

  • Hazleton [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazleton
    • Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Tamaqua
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,809 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazleton<6>
  • Pottsville [Schuylkill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottsville
    • Pottsville [Schuylkill County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Tamaqua
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,409 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottsville<6>
  • Lehighton [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehighton
    • Lehighton [Carbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Tamaqua
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehighton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehighton<6>
  • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schuylkill Haven
    • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Tamaqua
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,086 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuylkill Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schuylkill Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schuylkill Haven<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County]
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      • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Tamaqua
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<6>
    • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jim Thorpe
      • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Tamaqua
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,650 people
      • Former names for Jim Thorpe:
      • East Mauch Chunk
      • Mauch Chunk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jim Thorpe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jim Thorpe<6>
    • Hamburg [Berks County]
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      • Hamburg [Berks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Tamaqua
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,445 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamburg<6>
    • West Hazleton [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hazleton
      • West Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Tamaqua
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,318 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hazleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hazleton
    • Minersville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
      • Minersville [Schuylkill County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Tamaqua
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minersville<6>
    • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mahanoy City
      • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Tamaqua
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,928 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahanoy City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mahanoy City<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 Tamaqua. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tamaqua.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tamaqua. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tamaqua.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tamaqua ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Schuylkill County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Schuylkill County: www.co.schuylkill.pa.us/

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 Schuylkill, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tamaqua.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tamaqua - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tamaqua) 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 Tamaqua. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TamaquaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tamaqua. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7823, Longitude: -76.0055       In this case, the coordinates for Tamaqua have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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