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Moosic is a borough in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "elk mountain"

The latitude of Moosic is 41.353N. The longitude is -75.738W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,679.


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Median household income
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$38,987
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Moosic demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 43. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.6 per 1,000 people.
Sports teams: Scranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons (minor league baseball)
Quotes:
Moosic is a residential coal town slightly better looking than most.
-- WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940

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13% of Moosic residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Moosic ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Moosic was $21,178, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Moosic residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Moosic, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $996.


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Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Moosic political report.

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The average commute time for Moosic workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Moosic include Courtyard by Marriott, Rodeway Inn.

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~ WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940

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