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Welcome to Tunkhannock ...

Tunkhannock is located in Wyoming County<1> and is the County Seat for Wyoming County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tunkhannock has a population of 1,693 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Tunkhannock is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tunkhannock had an population of 1,693 people. This is a decrease of 7.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tunkhannock had a population of 1,836 people (or 6.49% of the total population of Wyoming County). This makes Tunkhannock the county's most populous community.

The population of Tunkhannock represents 0.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 449th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,836 people, the population of Tunkhannock decreased 3.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,911 people).

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

Communities near Tunkhannock ...

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

  • Scranton (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
    • Scranton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Tunkhannock and is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,532 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<6>
  • Dunmore (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunmore
    • Dunmore lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Tunkhannock and is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,836 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore<6>
  • Kingston (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
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    • Kingston lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Tunkhannock and is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,787 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<6>
  • Old Forge (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Forge
    • Old Forge lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Tunkhannock and is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,838 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Forge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<6>
  • Pittston (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittston
    • Pittston lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Tunkhannock and is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,724 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<6>
  • Blakely (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blakely
    • Blakely lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Tunkhannock and is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,174 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely<6>
  • Taylor (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Tunkhannock and is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,879 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<6>
  • Moosic (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
    • Moosic lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Tunkhannock and is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,813 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<6>
  • Dickson City (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson City
    • Dickson City lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Tunkhannock and is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,731 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<6>
  • Exeter (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
    • Exeter lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Tunkhannock and is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,519 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<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 Tunkhannock. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tunkhannock.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tunkhannock. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tunkhannock.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tunkhannock ...

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

Adding Tunkhannock to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tunkhannock 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 Tunkhannock was on a map titled Map of Pennsylvania (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Tunkhannock on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Pennsylvania (1956).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Tunkhannock

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Wyoming County

About Pennsylvania

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

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 Wyoming, 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 Tunkhannock.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tunkhannock - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Tunkhannock) 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 Tunkhannock. 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 TunkhannockOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunkhannock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5401, Longitude: -75.9499       In this case, the coordinates for Tunkhannock 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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