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Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Wyoming County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of USA PA
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded April 4, 1842
Seat Tunkhannock
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

405 sq mi (1,049 km²)

8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.88%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

28,080
70/sq mi (27/km²)

Wyoming County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was created in 1842 from part of Luzerne County. Its county seat is Tunkhannock6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,048 km² (405 sq mi). 1,029 km² (397 sq mi) of it is land and 20 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.88%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 28,080 people, 10,762 households, and 7,705 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (71/sq mi). There were 12,713 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (32/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.28% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,762 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

PoliticsEdit

As of May 2007, there are 19,609 registered voters in Wyoming County [1].

Industry and Commerce Edit

Major Employers:

  • Ace-Robbins, Inc. (Fuel Oil Dealers)
  • Beverly Enterprises (Nursing Home)
  • Bricks Market, Inc. (Grocery Stores)
  • Campos Express & Leasing, Inc. (Trucking)
  • Community Bank & Trust (Banking Services)
  • Commonwealth of PA (State Government)
  • Cornell Manufacturing (Farm Equipment)
  • Deer Park Lumber Inc. (Sawmill)
  • Endless Warehousing Services (General Warehousing)
  • Exel (Warehouse)
  • Gays True Value Inc. (Hardware Store)
  • G&H Transport (Trucking)
  • Grange National Bank (Banking Services)
  • Holly Label Co. Inc. (Adhesive Labels)
  • Keystone College (Educational - 2 & 4 yr. degrees)
  • Lackawanna Trail School (Elementary/Secondary education)
  • Meshoppen Manufacturing (Dress Manufacturing)
  • NC Stauffer & Sons Steel (Fabrication/Metal Works)
  • Northern Pallet (Reconditioned pallets)
  • Parry, Inc. (Trucking)
  • Penns Best (Trucking)
  • Print-Ed Products (Commercial Printing)
  • Procter & Gamble (Paper Products)
  • Pump N Pantry (Convenience stores)
  • Rays Market (Grocery Store)
  • Remington's Restaurant (Fine Dining)
  • St. Michaels School (Home/School for boys)
  • Shadowbrook Resort (Lodging/Restaurant/Golf Course/Recreation)
  • Sherwood Chevrolet (Car Dealer)
  • Sire Select, Inc. (Cattle Semen)
  • Tunkhannock Area School District (Elementary/Secondary Education)
  • Tyler Home Health Services (Home Health Care)
  • Tyler Memorial Hospital (Healthcare)
  • US Government (Federal Government)
  • US Post Office (Postal Service)
  • Wal-Mart (Department Store)
  • Whipple Brothers (Building Materials)
  • Wyoming County (County Government)
  • Wyoming County Sand & Stone (Sand and Gravel)

MunicipalitiesEdit

Map of Wyoming County Pennsylvania With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Wyoming County , Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Wyoming County:

BoroughsEdit

TownshipsEdit

Map of Wyoming County Pennsylvania School Districts

Map of Wyoming County, Pennsylvania School Districts

EducationEdit

Public School DistrictsEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°31′N 76°01′W / 41.52, -76.02

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