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Tuscarora is located in Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Township Schuylkill
 • Total 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Land 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Total 980
 • Density 272.9/sq mi (105.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 570 Exchange: 668

Tuscarora is a census-designated place (CDP) in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 980 at the 2010 census.


Tuscarora is located at 40°45′43″N 76°2′56″W / 40.76194°N 76.04889°W / 40.76194; -76.04889 (40.761918, -76.048965).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²), all of it land.


Post Office, Tuskarora PA
U.S. Post Office in Tuscarora.

As of the census of 2000, there were 939 people, 428 households, and 290 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 261.6 people per square mile (101.0/km2). There were 488 housing units at an average density of 136.0/sq mi (52.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.47% White, 0.11% African American, 0.21% Native American, and 0.21% from two or more races.

There were 428 households, out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 15.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,023, and the median income for a family was $36,923. Males had a median income of $36,477 versus $21,442 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,455. About 8.3% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Nicholas C. Smith, Mathematician
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