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Shickshinny - Luzerne county

Population 959

Shickshinny, Pennsylvania

Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 30 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 97 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton area. There are 959 residents in Shickshinny.

The People and Families of Shickshinny

In Shickshinny, about 46% of adults are married. In Shickshinny, more so than in most towns, people can be found in one-person households. People in the town are less likely to be married than people elsewhere.

There are a lot of senior citizens in Shickshinny.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Shickshinny had a median family income of $36,333.

Political Inclinations

Shickshinny folks tended to give their money ($1,220) to George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential race. More campaign money flowed to the Republican party than to competing parties.

Shickshinny Housing

As of 2000, the share of housing units in Shickshinny that were owner-occupied was 61%. Homes in this community tend to be somewhat older than those in other areas. People on their own appreciate the studio and one-bedroom apartments in Shickshinny. Compared to most towns in the state, the town has reasonable real estate taxes.

Commuting

In Shickshinny, 90% of commuters drive to work.
Shickshinny Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population959100%
Male44946.8%
Female51053.2%
Under 1820821.7%
18+75178.3%
65+21622.5%
Median Age40.3 
Average Family Size3.01 
White94999%
African-American00%
Asian00%
American Indian & Alaskan00%
Other20.2%
Mixed Race80.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above)10.1%
Median Family Income (1999)$36,333 
Population In Poverty9810.3%
Shickshinny Ancestry

AncestryPercent
German20.2%
Polish20.2%
English15.6%
Irish11%
US/American7.9%
Italian6%
Dutch5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)4.3%
Welsh1.9%
Hungarian1.5%
Russian1.5%
Pennsylvania German1.4%
Ukrainian0.8%
Scottish0.7%
European0.6%
Slovak0.6%
French (except Basque)0.4%
Scotch-Irish0.3%

  


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