Nescopeck, Pennsylvania

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See also: Nescopeck Creek

Nescopeck is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,528 at the 2000 census.


Nescopeck is located at 41°3′9″N 76°12′57″W / 41.0525°N 76.21583°W / 41.0525; -76.21583 (41.052379, -76.215871)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,528 people, 672 households, and 417 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,534.8 people per square mile (590.0/km²). There were 729 housing units at an average density of 732.3/sq mi (281.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.23% White, 0.52% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 672 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,379, and the median income for a family was $39,440. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $20,586 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,553. About 5.3% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.


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