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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>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Tamaqua, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1830.

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

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 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 (which had a count of 7,174 people).

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

Communities near Tamaqua ...

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

  • Hazleton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Pottsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Lehighton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Schuylkill Haven
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Schuylkill Haven
    • Schuylkill Haven is located in Schuylkill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,086 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schuylkill Haven <5>
  • Shenandoah
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Jim Thorpe
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jim Thorpe
    • Jim Thorpe is located in Carbon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,650 people
    • Former names for Jim Thorpe:
    • East Mauch Chunk
    • Mauch Chunk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jim Thorpe <5>
  • Hamburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • West Hazleton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for West Hazleton
    • West Hazleton is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,318 people
  • Minersville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
    • Minersville is located in Schuylkill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,133 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minersville <5>
  • Mahanoy City
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)

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.

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.

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

From that list, the Tamaqua post office opened in 1830.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tamaqua.

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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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