Tower City, Pennsylvania

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Tower City is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,396 at the 2000 census.



Tower City is located at 40°35′20″N 76°33′12″W / 40.58889°N 76.55333°W / 40.58889; -76.55333 (40.588869, -76.553282)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,396 people, 608 households, and 383 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,546.8 people per square mile (1,738.7/km²). There were 684 housing units at an average density of 2,227.8/sq mi (851.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.85% White, 0.21% African American, 0.50% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 608 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.92.

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